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November 1, 2023 - By Abby Johnson

Developing an Innovative Clean Energy Financing Tool

As we look forward to the 2024 WISE Awards, let's look back at a conversation with Abby Johnson, Executive Director and Founder of Virginia PACE Authority and winner of a 2023 WISE Award. Abby discusses how public-private partnerships enable a unique type of financing for clean energy projects.

Finance  -  October 30, 2023 - By NRG Editorial Voices

Building a Resilient Renewable Energy Strategy in a Shifting Policy Landscape

NRG’s latest blog highlights the evolving renewable energy landscape. Learn more about how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is reshaping opportunities for businesses. You will explore tax credits, sustainability strategies, and more. Stay informed to take advantage of new opportunities!

October 16, 2023 - By Giulianna Di Lauro, IMT

Unintended Consequences & Potential Solutions of Building Decarbonization: Part 1

According to IMT, as society embraces the transformative journey to combat climate change through electrification and decarbonization of buildings, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential unintended consequences of such endeavors — particularly for frontline communities and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). 

October 4, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Cross Sector Peer Exchange: Geothermal Systems

During a recent peer exchange, Better Buildings partners from the healthcare and higher education sectors discussed geothermal district heating and cooling. Topics included funding opportunities and avenues for such projects, as well as successes and barriers encountered during project planning, design, and implementation phases.

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.
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