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Nov
21
2014
FREE WEBINAR: Affordable Commercial Solar Installations and Energy Efficiency Solutions from Clean Energy 4 Raleigh

Solar power and energy efficiency can help businesses save money on their power bills, control operating costs in the face of rising utility rates, and become more energy-independent. There are limited-time solar tax credits, utility rebates, and financing options available to businesses in North Carolina until the end of 2015. …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Mar
28
2013
First Ever Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Across the US

With the American public’s excitement for the prospects of solar power seemingly fading, two men have decided to do their best to recapture the nation’s imagination – by flying across the country in the world’s first solar-powered plane. The plane, known as The Solar Impulse, is the creation of Andre …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Feb
18
2013
Edison2 Designs Lightweight, Efficient Car of the Future
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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Jan
31
2013
ThermaPAVER Sustainably Heats and Cools From Underneath Pavement

While renewable energy sources continue to become cheaper and more efficient, for some, the aesthetic stigma remains. Because of this, Therma-HEXX has developed thermo hydronic panels called ThermaPAVER, which act as heat exchangers, collecting and storing energy from the atmosphere on hot days, while remaining out of sight. The panels …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Jan
11
2013
Supply Chain Requirement: Transportation – Air Freight

Sector name: Transportation and Warehousing – Air Freight SIC Code: 45   Major Players   FedEx UPS United Airlines Delta Airlines American Airlines   Major Issues Energy use and air emissions are major issues for airlines, particularly since the rise in oil prices made fuel the largest cost for U.S. …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Nov
29
2012
InterContinental Miami Goes 100% Wind Powered

Hotels aren’t traditionally thought of as environmentally sustainable, with their countless tiny shampoo bottles and piles of dirty laundry. Despite this, the InterContinental Miami is one of the industry leaders in looking to change this negative perception about how hotels affect our planet. Through a broad sustainability focus that encompasses …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Nov
8
2012
TAKTL Takes on Concrete Wastelands

While not a widely known fact, concrete represents a significant contributor to global climate change, yet it remains widely used because of the lack of viable alternatives. A Pittsburgh-based company called TAKTL is looking to change this by using ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), which is structurally equivalent to steel but …

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Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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Jul
12
2012
PlotWatt's Home Energy Monitoring Innovation Reduces Utility Costs

A Durham, North Carolina-based Green Plus company has developed software to help residential and business clients reduce their monthly energy bills.  PlotWatt, founded in 2008, provides users with detailed information about the energy consumption of individual appliances within their homes or businesses. PlotWatt analyzes the energy-use data to produce practical …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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Jun
13
2012
New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool--and Green

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new blue pigment that could help make buildings more energy efficient. The pigment, dubbed“Cool Blue,” is able to reflect 40 percent more light than other blue pigments, keeping building surfaces, especially roofs and walls, cooler. Cool Blue, like other cool-roof coatings, works …

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Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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Sep
15
2011

HVAC Efficiency

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HVAC Efficiency

What It Is HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) efficiency reduces the amount of energy you need to control temperature and air flow in a space. Methods for improving HVAC efficiency include using or reducing natural light, repairing air leaks, installing a programmable thermostat, and replacing old HVAC equipment. Why …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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