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GHG Emissions  -  September 29, 2023 - By Hina Aslam and Emma Aisbett, World Economic Forum

Why embedded emissions accounting is key to unleashing the power of circularity

Financial sustainability for industries and companies will increasingly depend on their ability to successfully navigate emerging regulatory and market regimes targeted at incentivizing the net zero transition. In this World Economic Forum column, learn why success depends on companies’ ability to effectively report their product-embedded emissions through accurate, transparent and comparable GHG emissions data.

Energy Efficiency  -  September 25, 2023

University of New Mexico's Unique Energy Solution

In this conversation excerpted from the Smart Energy Voices podcast, Matt Cherrin, Vice President of Lobo Energy Incorporated, shares the University of New Mexico's $140 million conservation story and innovative energy business model.

September 18, 2023 - By Constellation

4 Steps to Documenting Your Sustainability Plan

Creating a sustainability plan can help your company understand what environmental goals to pursue and document exactly how to progress toward those goals. In this white paper from Constellation, explore the benefits of having a sustainability plan and walk through the steps to create one.

Solar  -  September 15, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

MGM Resorts’ 100-Megawatt Solar Array: Climate Action Through Solar Farming

MGM Resorts International made significant headway on its emissions-based goals through installing a 100-megawatt solar array and other initiatives. In this case study from Better Buildings, dive into how the company's Las Vegas portfolio has so far achieved a 41% emissions reduction since 2019.

August 30, 2023 - By Marshall Duer-Balkind, IMT

Ten Points on the Beaver State’s New Building Performance Standard

Oregon has joined the growing set of states taking ambitious climate action to improve buildings, becoming the fourth state to adopt a building performance standard (BPS). The BPS was part of House Bill 3409, which was signed into law by Governor Kotek on July 27, 2023. In this column, Marshall Duer-Balkind with IMT breaks down the key energy efficiency aspects of the bill.

Energy Efficiency  -  August 28, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Recognized 14 Organizations for Excellence in Integrated Lighting

Through the Better Buildings Initiative’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC), the U.S. Department of Energy recognizes the use of advanced lighting by building owners and managers for increased building efficiency and comfort. Read on to learn about the organizations leading the adoption of advanced lighting controls and integrated lighting.

Energy Efficiency  -  August 21, 2023

Building Corporate Energy Awareness Through Mentorship

In this conversation excerpted from the Smart Energy Voices podcast, Kulsoom Khan, Energy Efficiency Manager at Congebec, shares her experience cultivating energy culture buy-in. Khan won a 2023 WISE (Women in Smart Energy) Award for her creation of Congebec's Energy Ambassador Program.

GHG Emissions  -  August 4, 2023 - By Andrea Albright, Walmart

Walmart and Rubi Laboratories Breathe Fresh Air into Sustainable Fashion

What if we could make affordable clothing from carbon emissions? In this column, Walmart's Andrea Albright explores a first-of-its-kind collaboration aimed at capturing carbon emissions from manufacturers and facilities in the Walmart supply chain and converting them into a garment prototype – with zero waste.

Energy Efficiency  -  July 21, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

3M Achieves 34 Superior Energy Performance 50001™ Certifications

As a science-based Fortune 500 company, 3M focuses on producing innovative products while prioritizing sustainability as a core value throughout the company. In this column from Better Buildings, learn how 3M integrated the systematic ISO-based “plan-do-check-act” framework into on-site energy management practices, resulting in reduced energy use and costs, expanded employee engagement, and improved insight into energy performance at dozens of sites.

GHG Emissions  -  July 17, 2023 - By Lotte Schlegel, IMT

We’re Not Putting Enough Stock in Buildings’ Role in the Climate Crisis

Who is ready to face, and take responsibility for, current and future problems when it comes to our built environment? In this column, Lotte Schlegel of IMT (Institute for Market Transformation) was inspired by the recent smoke conditions from Canadian wildfires to face a new global reality that has a big impact on our ability to provide safe, healthy, climate-appropriate buildings for all.
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