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GHG Emissions  -  January 13, 2020

Saint-Gobain: Advanced energy monitoring with wireless submetering

Saint-Gobain North America’s current goal in energy monitoring is to gain more granular data on energy usage within its manufacturing sites to accelerate the achievement of its sustainability goals. This column from Better Buildings details the success found by using some less obvious opportunities.
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January 8, 2020 - By Scott Tew, Ingersoll Rand

The Importance of Setting Bold Sustainability Targets

For Ingersoll Rand, the commitment to combat climate change has meant putting sustainability at the center of its business strategy; This column from Scott Tew, executive director of the company's center for energy efficiency & sustainability, outlines best practices learned along the way.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 3, 2020 - By Amna Khan, Ceres

Companies heed the call on climate change

As we welcome the new decade, the devastating impacts of our warming world are more present than ever and the need to reduce greenhouse emissions has never been more urgent. This column from Ceres details the progress being made by companies across a variety of sectors who are pledging to reduce emissions and increase renewable energy sourcing.
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December 18, 2019 - By Daniel Hill, EDF Climate Corps

Five Companies Where Tech & Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

Companies across the globe are applying technology to sustainability to produce a win-win for business and the planet. This column from Daniel Hill of EDF Climate Corps presents five companies, from start-ups to global giants, leading the way in the Fourth Wave of environmentalism.
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December 13, 2019 - By Caitlin Marquis, AEE

2019: A Banner Year for Corporate Renewable Energy

Corporate renewable energy procurement is no longer a new trend. Commercial and industrial customers have become an important slice of the overall market driving renewable energy development. In this column, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) provides a look back at key trends from the past year and a look ahead at what 2020 might hold.
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Solar  -  November 22, 2019 - By Dan Misleh, Catholic Climate Covenant

Catholic Charities Benefits from Largest Ground-based Solar Array in DC

In direct response to a plea from Pope Francis, Catholic Climate Covenant developed a Catholic Energies program. This column from Dan Misleh discusses a venture to tap a huge portfolio—over 70,000 Catholic-owned buildings in the United States—and focus on both energy efficiency and solar energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  October 18, 2019

Honda plant reflects environmental commitment

Honda's Indiana manufacturing plant is an example of the company's commitment to preserving Blue Skies for Our Children by reducing the environmental impact of its products and factories. In this column, Honda explores how energy efficiency roots of the plant were built on lessons learned and how the company's philosophy is passed on throughout Honda's global operations.
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October 2, 2019 - By ISG Energy Enterprise Solutions

The CFO's guide to energy management

Here’s a question for CFOs: When was the last time you took an in-depth look at your company’s energy strategy? In this column, ISG Enterprise Energy Solutions explores seven areas for CFOs to view their company’s energy strategy with an eye towards finding ways to reduce costs and improve earnings.
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Energy Efficiency  -  September 25, 2019 - By Maria Stamas, Pierre Delforge, NRDC

San José Adopts Strongest Building Code Among Large Cities

San José has successfully reached for a modern, more sustainable building energy code with a vote by its City Council to adopt requirements for builders that will provide residents with clean, affordable energy in buildings and make good on the city's promise to lead on sustainability. This column from NRDC discusses how the city's Reach Code will make zero-emission electric buildings the default in San José.
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September 6, 2019 - By Brian Janous, Microsoft

Building world-class sustainable datacenters and investing in solar power in Arizona

Microsoft has chosen Arizona as the location for the development of new world-class datacenter campuses to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States. In this column, Brian Janous of Microsoft explains how these campuses will be among the most sustainably designed and operated in the world – powered with 100% renewable energy.
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