Massachusetts City Set To Save $100 Million Through Energy Improvements

Massachusetts City Set To Save $100 Million Through Energy Improvements

The Massachusetts city Worcester, located about 50 miles west of Boston, signed a $26.6 million energy savings performance contract with Honeywell International in 2011 for extensive energy conservation and renewable energy measures across 92 city-owned buildings. Now those measures are on track to be completed, … Read more…

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

7-Eleven Japan and Toyota inked an agreement this month to study energy conservation and carbon dioxide emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation. To that end, the two companies said they plan to work on developing hydrogen fuel cell trucks and power generators. Currently, … Read more…

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

A range of businesses in Sonoma County, California, are benefitting from implementing seemingly small changes to their sustainability practices, the Press Democrat reports. When companies make shifts in lighting, heating, cooling, and production, the results can make a big difference to their bottom lines. One … Read more…

Princeton University is Testing Grounds for New Microsoft Cloud Platform

Princeton University is Testing Grounds for New Microsoft Cloud Platform

Microsoft has announced a new Smart Energy Azure Demonstration platform, which will update data about the emissions-impact of power loads every five minutes. The tech giant has chosen Princeton University as a test location. The Azure system calculates the emissions impact of specific power producers … Read more…

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

McCain Foods, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries, identified more than 100 potential logistical improvements thanks to an employee survey. The McCain Foods processing plant in Timaru, New Zealand, questioned 20 people from various departments, including management and factory floor workers, … Read more…

VW’s Emissions Cheating Scandal Leads to Guilty Plea from Former Exec

VW’s Emissions Cheating Scandal Leads to Guilty Plea from Former Exec

A former Volkswagen AG executive has pleaded guilty to helping the automaker cheat emissions standards — one that put more emphasis on selling cars than it did on obeying environmental rules. Oliver Schmidt, who worked in the United States on environmental issues, pled guilty to … Read more…

College in Ohio Begins $7.91 Million Upgrade Project

College in Ohio Begins $7.91 Million Upgrade Project

Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio, recently started a massive upgrade of its main campus building. The $7.91 million project calls for a new roof, replacement HVAC, a conversion to LEDs, and other energy efficiency updates to the 93,928-square-foot building. One of the main goals … Read more…

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