The final vote of the District of Columbia’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board on the Green Construction Code (and all of the new construction codes) occurred recent and are being transmitted to the Mayor’s office. The Mayor will submit the codes to the DC Council for adoption. (more…)
Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented.
The Sarkozy government wanted to require shops and offices to turn off their unnecessary lights at nights. This will be effective as of July 1, 2013. (more…)
I was thinking about resilience in my blog last time and now I want to get you to reflect on energy and resilience in your business for a moment. Checking levels we’ll call it for now…
We’ve seen enough energy reflected in the Olympics last month – but I mean the energy you need to do (more…)
Emory University is a private research university located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the top 20 universities in the United States, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and Newsweek named it one of the 25 “New Ivies” in the year 2006. Emory University is also extremely well known for it’s numerous sustainability initiatives. The university currently has one of the biggest inventories in regards to square footage for LEED Certified building space among all universities in the United States. The university (more…)
The more I delve into energy and climate issues, the more this seems completely evident: we should prefer energy efficiency and sobriety over renewables.
Making efficiency a priority – whereas renewables are the priority nowadays – will without a doubt benefit the consumer, the society as a whole and our (more…)
With a multitude of paths to career satisfaction, evidence indicates that “finding meaning in the workplace” may be the single most important factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace. In fact, research shows that growing work frustrations are directly related to immediate supervision and a lack of recognition. So (more…)
What began as an innovative way to keep travel expenses to a minimum has grown to become a model for sustainability and environmental progress for many metro areas across the country and around the world. (more…)
Admit it. You like to watch makeover shows. The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover, What Not to Wear. Everyone loves them. Of course, we all hang on to the end to see the big reveal.
Before and after photos are fun to see, whether they’re photos of people, bathrooms or entire (more…)
Schools have been teaching energy conservation for decades. Now more of those schools are able to incorporate a little math into their lessons about the value of turning off the lights. The New York Times reports that one Long Island school district was able to achieve some $350,000 in annual utility savings (more…)