Something New Is Brewing at Starbucks: A North Carolina Solar Farm

Something New Is Brewing at Starbucks: A North Carolina Solar Farm

Every Friday, members of Starbucks Treasury and Facilities teams at Seattle-based Starbucks set aside time to watch video footage taken by a drone flying over a 260-acre construction site on what was formerly a brownfield in Robeson County, North Carolina. They are monitoring the progress of NC-47, a sprawling solar farm that Starbucks says it has invested in as part of “a new phase in the company’s commitment to renewable energy.”

Goldman Sachs, Nike, Starbucks, Walmart, and Others Make 100% Renewable Pledge

Goldman Sachs, Nike, Starbucks, Walmart, and Others Make 100% Renewable Pledge

Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial and Walmart have joined RE100, pledging to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy. Goldman Sachs has a goal to become 100 percent renewable by 2020; Johnson & Johnson by … Read more…

Starbucks Gets Powermat’s Wireless Smartphone Charging

Starbucks Gets Powermat’s Wireless Smartphone Charging

Smartphone users worried about batteries dying out during the day and not being able to plug in will now be able to charge their phones at Starbucks stores in the Silicon Valley area, just by placing their devices on the table. Duracell Powermat tested its … Read more…

U. of Arizona Aims to Cut Energy Bill 5-10% Using Online Dashboard

U. of Arizona Aims to Cut Energy Bill 5-10% Using Online Dashboard

The University of Arizona hopes to cut its energy bill by 5 to 10 percent a year by showing students campus usage in real time via an online dashboard, KVOA Tucson reports. The school spends about $37 million on utilities annually, Dan McCrady, a member … Read more…

Starbucks Trials Lucid Software

Starbucks Trials Lucid Software

Ten Starbucks coffee shops are to use cleantech software company Lucid’s real-time Building Dashboard in an attempt to change employee energy use behavior.

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