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June 21, 2019 - By Alexandro Jimenez, Hubbell Control Solutions

Power over ethernet lighting: What you need to know

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.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 21, 2019

AgroFresh improves sustainability of apple production supply chain

AgroFresh's SmartFresh food-waste reduction initiative has improved the sustainability of the apple supply chain by taking more than 8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the system, the company announced June 20.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 20, 2019

Best Buy sets goal for its consumers and itself

After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50% percent, Best Buy is committing to its next goal: decreasing its own emissions 75% from a 2017 baseline and helping consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20% and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 17, 2019

Mitsubishi eyes Sustainability Vision 2050

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80% by 2030. This follows the company’s initial target of a 30% reduction by 2030.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 17, 2019

Des Moines passes mandatory energy benchmarking

The city council of Des Moines approved an ordinance that will require nearly 800 building in the city to report their energy and water usage. The ordinance, passed by a 5-2 vote, will require all City of Des Moines buildings, commercial buildings, and multi-family buildings over 25,000 square feet to participate.
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June 15, 2019

Weekend reads: Green finance hits $31 trillion; Oil stock Armageddon

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these can't-miss articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  June 14, 2019

Hudson Pacific advances towards goals

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. reduced energy consumption by 8% through 2018, on the way to a goal of 15% by 2025. The company also hit a 9% reduction in GHG emissions for the year, in this case heading towards 15% by 2018.
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Solar  -  June 13, 2019

Solar + storage to power College District

West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD) will deploy a fully integrated solar and storage project across its West Valley and Mission College campuses located in California's Silicon Valley.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 12, 2019

Target’s goal: 100% RE by 2030

Target Corporation has committed to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of the retailer’s stores, distribution centers, and offices
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Solar  -  June 11, 2019

Walmart signs for community solar in MN

Walmart has reached an agreement to subscribe to 36 of US Solar's community solar gardens located throughout the state of Minnesota. The deal will provide energy to Walmart locations in 13 separate counties. The first gardens have completed construction; the remainder are expected to be online by the first half of 2020.
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