Energy Efficiency - September 25, 2019 - By Maria Stamas, Pierre Delforge, NRDC
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.
September 6, 2019 - By Brian Janous, Microsoft
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.
Energy Efficiency - August 23, 2019 - By Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy
While electric vehicle aficionados swoon over the latest addition to Tesla’s passenger vehicle line, companies, cities, and school districts are quietly taking advantage of new model offerings in the medium- and heavy-duty segment. This column from Advanced Energy Economy explores why fleet owners are making the switch to electric and considers the lessons learned by early adapters.
August 16, 2019 - By John Watkins, FSC Lighting
Are you using everything in your power to stay competitive in your market? This column from FSC Lighting shows that improving your company’s energy efficiency doesn’t just reduce overall energy costs—it can also help you edge out the competition, keeping you ahead of rapidly evolving technologies and saving money that you can allocate to various growth initiatives.
Energy Efficiency - July 29, 2019 - By Gavin Platt, Lucid
There’s hidden potential for energy savings in your buildings, but how do you tap into it? This column from Gavin Platt, VP of design and co-founder of Lucid, discusses how innovators are learning to harness the power of building data in Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) to activate a modern energy management program.
July 24, 2019 - By Scott Wood, EDF Climate Corps
The 2020 presidential candidates are starting to introduce an array of proposals to fight climate change. In this column from EDF Climate Corps, Scott Wood offers advice on what is needed to advance climate-related initiatives.
Energy Efficiency - July 12, 2019 - By Cliff Majersik, IMT
Washington State recently became the first state to adopt an existing building performance standard, putting it at the forefront of all states in addressing energy efficiency in buildings. In this column from the Institute for Market Transformation, Executive Director Cliff Majersik shows how Washington is blazing a trail that other states are likely to follow.
Finance - July 1, 2019 - By William Tokash, Navigant Research
Corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) energy and sustainability managers are looking for cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive energy solutions that can guarantee energy savings. In this column, William Tokash of Navigant Research discusses a new, broader set of financed distributed energy resources (DER) solution options that extend beyond energy efficiency that have emerged to define how energy as a service (EaaS) solutions will be deployed across the C&I landscape.
June 21, 2019 - By Alexandro Jimenez, Hubbell Control Solutions
Commercialized lighting has evolved to include LED technology, which comes with the advantage of utilizing low voltage current to enable lighting products to function while still receiving the same illuminating benefits. While the luminaires have received most of the attention to date, this column from Alexandro Jimenez of Hubbel Control Solutions explains why it’s the lighting controls, including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting, that will ultimately be the leading technology for energy efficiency.
June 17, 2019 - By Brianna Esteves, Ceres
As multinational companies drive clean energy investment in Virginia, greening the grid and leading the state to a low-carbon future. This column from Ceres shows how Microsoft is pushing the envelope and leading the charge, both in their own operations as well as in the realm of clean energy policy advocacy.