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GHG Emissions  -  June 22, 2021

Facebook Reaches Net-Zero Goal

Facebook announced with the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report that it met its goal of net-zero emissions and 100% renewable energy for its global operations.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 22, 2021

IKEA Foundation Launches $1B Project to Bring RE to Emerging Economies

IKEA Foundation announced June 21 that it is partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation on a $1 billion project to bring 1 billion people distributed renewable energy sources and reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 22, 2021

JackRabbit Saves $25K Through Energy Upgrades to 29 Stores

JackRabbit cut energy costs by $25,000 in 2020 through the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives across 29 store locations.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 21, 2021

Seattle Explores Zero-Emission Last-Mile Delivery Hub

University of Washington and the Seattle Department of Transportation are collaborating on a zero-emissions last-mile delivery vehicle pilot in the Uptown neighborhood of Seattle.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 21, 2021

The Travelers Companies Releases 2030 Carbon Neutrality Plan

The Travelers Companies announced in its annual Sustainability Report that it reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions 55% from 2011 to 2020.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 21, 2021

New Coalition Advocates for Clean Energy Tax Code Changes

A new coalition founded by Advanced Energy Economy, Ameresco, Apex Clean Energy, Brookfield Renewable Partners, Intersect Power, Third Way, and CleanCapital is advocating for changes to the tax code that support the clean energy transition.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 21, 2021

Irish Thermo King Facility Wins Carbon Neutral Certification

Trane Technologies announced June 16 that its Thermo King manufacturing facility in Galway, Ireland, was awarded carbon neutrality certification from the National Standards Authority of Ireland.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 19, 2021

Weekend Reads: America's First Triple Net-Zero Building; Quantifying Energy Justice

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 18, 2021

Rolls-Royce Reveals Decarbonization Strategy

Rolls-Royce released its strategy for achieving net zero emissions by 2050 by developing new technologies and accelerating the adoption of sustainable fuels.
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June 18, 2021

Smart Energy Voices Podcast - Episode 39: Goodbye to Year Over Year Baselines, Hello to Predictive Modeling

At a recent Innovation Summit, host Debra Chanil sat down with Ken Watson, a Sr. Manager of Key Accounts at Acuity Brands, and Andrew Blauvelt, the Vice President of Sales at Acuity Brands for the BuildingOS product group. In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, they discuss the shift in building industry energy metrics and establishing baselines in a world with inconsistent occupancy levels and changing public health guidelines. Listen to hear Andrew and Ken share their extensive experience and insight on best practices for navigating this dynamic shift.
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