The global VP of sustainability at Mars, Inc., Kevin Rabinovitch, on launching a renewable thermal project

November 6, 2018 by  
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A third of global energy demand is coming from heating and cooling, and often, renewable energy initiatives are only addressing electricity use rather than total energy use.That’s not the case for Mars, Inc., as Kevin Rabinovitch, the global vice president of sustainability, explained. When Mars, Inc. helped launch the Renewable Thermal Connective to address the issue, corporates and municipalities jumped on board, but as renewable electricity has grown, renewable thermal progress has been a bit slow. 

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The global VP of sustainability at Mars, Inc., Kevin Rabinovitch, on launching a renewable thermal project

Closing plenary: uncovering nature’s secrets to reinvent cities

November 6, 2018 by  
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The idea of buildings as a regenerative force sounds like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, but the concept is starting to be realized in offices, factories and other facilities. It requires vision and new design thinking, but also an understanding of how “the genius of biome” can make the built environment a positive contributor to cities around the world.

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How CMS Enterprises plans for the planet, profit and people, with president Rich Mukhtar

November 6, 2018 by  
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It might not be easy for an energy company to commit to the “Triple Bottom Line” paradigm, but CMS Enterprises, the non-regulated, non-utility arm of CMS Energy, is committed to science-based targets for environmental goals. Cutting carbon emissions, especially coal projects, investing in battery storage for portfolios are all strategies that the company is employing.”It’s about doing what’s right but also being responsible to our shareholders and our customers,” he said. “We cannot ignore climate change … as an energy company, we have a responsibility to address it.”

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The renewable thermal dilemma

July 1, 2018 by  
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On heating and cooling, power and equity.

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Passive Buildings vs Active Marketing: What’s In a Name?

August 17, 2011 by  
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Passive buildings — which use non-mechanical methods of heating and cooling and use 80 percent less energy than "active" buildings — are a shining example of a great green idea that suffers from poor marketing.

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Lessons in Green IT from London Schools

August 17, 2011 by  
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From virtualization to PC power management, a study of higher education institutions around London uncovers how organizations of any type can cut energy costs and emissions through IT efficiency.

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GE, Coke Among Industry Leaders Launching Water Risk Mapping Project

August 17, 2011 by  
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Also taking part in the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Alliance are Bloomberg, Dow, Goldman Sachs, Talisman Energy, and United Technologies — all working to develop a new water risk database and mapping tool.

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New Burger King Restaurant Powered By Wind and Solar Energy

June 16, 2010 by  
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A new Burger King restaurant in Germany features wind, solar, lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to produce whopping cuts in energy use and costs.

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