Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Unlike ordinary trademarks, which indicate the commercial source of a product, certification marks communicate to the consumer that the products to which they are affixed meet certain manufacturing or quality standards.
One question that flows from this quality (more…)
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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…)
Monday, August 5th, 2013
Khosla Ventures recently led a round of $5 million in financing for Bidgely, a smart grid start-up that “disaggregates” data from a customer’s smart meter.
Now, for instance, household members can be told, “That old refrigerator is costing you $148 per year more than a new, Energy Star compliant one. Have (more…)
Monday, June 17th, 2013
There are many compelling reasons for actively improving energy efficiency in your business. Not only will you save money and resources, you’ll also have the distinction of promoting your company as environmentally friendly. Whether you’re interested in small changes or sweeping alterations, you’ll find many ways you can make your business more (more…)
Friday, May 17th, 2013
In order to become environmentally conscious you have to start somewhere. Why not start at home? It is true that the first step to any lifestyle change has to start with yourself. Going green is no different. Often the initial expense of making updates to our homes causes us to hesitate. But the truth is that while going green may take some initial expenses, in (more…)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has published its top-10 ways for making energy efficiency and sustainability a priority in commercial real estate.
They are: (more…)
Friday, April 5th, 2013
If you’re an energy efficiency geek and your refrigerator breaks down, you probably think, “Yes! A chance to buy a new super energy-saving model.”
But you’re the exception. Most consumers consider price tag before ENERGY STAR certification. Human nature being what it is, they choose the cheaper (more…)
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Energy efficiency is at the heart of our sustainable activity.
We’ve been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for our continued work in reducing the amount of energy our facilities use.
The more we can do to reduce energy usage, the better. (more…)
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Not so long ago, news about energy efficiency focused on what the US could or should do, but wasn’t to save energy. It was a tale of woe.
That’s no longer the case. Now, report after report tells the story of a burgeoning energy efficiency market that is achieving a level of surprising savings. (more…)
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Imagine this. You and your beautiful bride-to-be take a break from wedding planning for a much needed weekend away. With your mid-sized SUV loaded, you head west for snow covered hills. After a few days of playing in powder, sleeping in and drinking adult beverages on a sun-kissed patio, you head home feeling refreshed and ready to button-up the final (more…)