LEED v4 is Ready to Take Center Stage

Carl Weinschenk

The latest version of the standard has more aggressive goals, is customized regionally and to market sectors and features better user interfaces.

Waste-to-Energy Shows Growth in New Jersey, Maine and Florida

Carl Weinschenk

WTE approaches are getting a second look as companies seek to cut down on methane emissions and shy away from landfills.

EDF: Energy Efficiency Now Strategic and Central

Carl Weinschenk

The Environmental Defense Fund places graduate fellows in commercial and industrial companies. The news from the front lines is good

Energy Efficiency and Waste Disposal Grow Closer

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers are perfectly positioned to help get rid on what no longer is needed — from old food to old PCs — in efficient and environmentally sound ways.

A New Role for Mats: Promoting Sustainability

Adam Strizzi

With high-performance matting installed, as much as 70 percent of outdoor soil and moisture is caught and trapped in the mat, preventing it from being walked into the facility on someone’s shoes.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies: The Case for Moving Beyond Batteries

Carl Weinschenk

Are batteries yesterday’s technology? At least one company thinks so.

3 UK Organizations Report Progress on Sodium-based Batteries

Carl Weinschenk

DesignNews posted a story today that suggests progress is being made on a weak spot in renewable energy: Storage systems.

Will Utilities Lease Rooftops of Commercial Buildings for Solar Power Generation?

Carl Weinschenk

Third-party leasing of rooftops or other spaces for solar arrays is a growing trend. Last month, for instance, Energy Manager Today posted a blog about a project being run by Soltage, LLC. The company is providing Quinsigamond Community College in West Brookfield, MA with about 2.4 MWh of energy. The 5,800 photovoltaic panels generating the   …Continue Reading

Apple Takes a Bite out of Pollution with ‘Apps For the Earth’

Ken Silverstein

Apple and other technology providers have long tried to reduce their pollution by incorporating more green energy into their mix. But the computer maker’s latest efforts center on the sale of its “apps” that have an environmental theme. It’s all geared to Earth Day coming on April 22. And the Washington Post is reporting that   …Continue Reading

Energy Star Honors Bestowed

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), through the Energy Star program, have commended 149 organizations in 35 states. The story from at the DoE website gives special mention to Beazer Homes USA; Pella Corp.; Verizon; General Motors; Ivey Residential; DirecTV; The Home Depot and The Kenton County School District   …Continue Reading