Monthly Archives: January 2010

Green classes on campus heating up

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that American colleges are responding to student interest in sustainability by adding green courses at a “brisk” pace.

“Some professors compare it with the boom in information technology during the 1980s, while others liken the phenomenon to interest in the civil-rights movement of… Read More

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Keeping Up with Building Energy Laws

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Dan Probst
Global Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

The pace of U.S. states and cities rolling out legislation on commercial building energy and sustainability standards has accelerated recently. A few high-profile examples:

 ·         The San Francisco Task Force on Existing Commercial Buildings has recommended that Mayor Newsom introduce legislation requiring energy benchmarking in buildings… Read More

Join a unique global dialogue on sustainability

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Peter Miscovich
Managing Director
United States
Corporate Solutions

I am pleased to participate as a presenter on workplace mobility and sustainability concepts during the IBM Global Eco-Efficiency Jam, kicking off next week on Jan. 27. 

If you haven’t heard of it yet – this event will be a web-accessible and truly unique opportunity to plug in and become part of a… Read More

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The Sunrise of Solar Power

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Gary Graham
Energy Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

Those glimmers on the horizon are the first rays of solar power becoming a viable alternative for commercial buildings.  Between the dropping cost of solar instillations and the growing array of federal, state and local incentives; the economic viability is becoming a reality.  And, depending on pending… Read More

EPA Action Signals Accelerated Energy Costs

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

The Environmental Protection Agency’s recently-announced proposal for stricter standards for smog-causing pollutants comes with a big price tag … $19 to $90 billion by the year 2020.

Who’s going to pay for it?  We all are.

The key sectors that will bear the primary cost are manufacturers, utilities and… Read More