November 15, 2021 - By Lotte Schlegel, IMT
What if someone told you that by the end of this decade, we could improve life for nearly everyone in America by changing the way we design, build, operate, and value buildings? This column from Lotte Schlegel, IMT's Executive Director, explains how real estate can lead the way to economic opportunities, climate solutions, and social justice.
October 15, 2021 - By Argonne National Laboratory
Climate change and related extreme weather events are challenging the private and public sectors in unprecedented ways. To get a handle on this evolving risk, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state public power entity in the United States, is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to determine the risks a changing climate poses to NYPA's infrastructure and capital investment strategy - and how to mitigate those risks.
GHG Emissions - October 4, 2021 - By Kristen Siemen, General Motors
The latest IPCC report suggests that we’re in a pivotal decade for climate action. As business leaders and governments gather at Climate Week, says Kristen Siemen, Vice President of Sustainable Workplaces and Chief Sustainability Officer at General Motors, we need to ask the hard questions about what’s next now that many large businesses have expressed a desire to be carbon neutral.
Sourcing Renewables - September 24, 2021 - By John Failla, Smart Energy Decisions
As COVID moves from pandemic to endemic, the time has come for Smart Energy Decisions to once again innovate and reinvent how we serve you as a community. In this column, John Failla, Founder and Editorial Director, explains how SED will introduce the next generation of our innovative event model at the upcoming Renewable Energy Forum - in person and safely - in December.
GHG Emissions - August 25, 2021 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy
As the public and private sectors pursue organization-wide goals for reducing GHG emissions, commercial food service kitchens and restaurants face multiple challenges: identifying new opportunities to improve energy efficiency while adhering to changing local and state regulations supporting electrification and decarbonization. This column from Better Buildings shows how operators like The Wendy's Company are finding success with a steady approach.
GHG Emissions - August 18, 2021 - By The Energy & Climate Practice at 3Degrees
To address the growing climate crisis, more organizations are setting climate goals, such as net zero, carbon neutrality, or SBTi goals. But committing to reach net zero emissions and executing on climate goals are two very different things. This column from the Energy & Climate Practice at 3Degrees outlines four key action areas to help companies get started on their journey to zero.
August 16, 2021 - By Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy
Voluntary renewable energy buyers ranging from large companies to universities to municipalities have unquestionably accelerated the transition to a cleaner grid - but what is the role of the voluntary markets moving forward? In this column, Caitlin Marquis of AEE explains concerns that could crop up if compliance targets fail to take the voluntary market into account
August 13, 2021 - By Pierre Delforge, NRDC
Hopeful climate news came from Sacramento, CA as the California Energy Commission (CEC) took a major stride toward zero-carbon emissions buildings in the 2022 update of the statewide building energy code. In this column from NRDC's Pierre Delforge, learn about the clean energy and energy efficiency improvements, opportunities to save money, and why California's building code matters.
GHG Emissions - July 30, 2021 - By Audi Banny, IMT
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of business and civic life in New York City, but it also offered a strange litmus test of building efficiency: what happens to energy use when offices are empty? This column from Audi Banny, Associate Director, Private Sector Engagement at IMT, explores the inefficiencies uncovered and how IMT partnered with leading New York organizations to dig deeper and find solutions.
Distributed Energy Resources - July 28, 2021 - By Danita Park, NRG
While most of the 250 million registered vehicle owners have a mental framework based on the fossil refueling experience, nearly 2 million EV owners have learned a new language. In this column, Danita Park, Director, Commercial Development at NRG Energy, explains why becoming fluent in electric vehicle charging is not unlike learning a new way to speak and think.