Monthly Archives: February 2010

Greening of IT – closing the communication gap between CIOs and CFOs

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Tom Freeman
Managing Director
Mission Critical Solutions
United States

 CEO’s and Boards of Directors are facing difficult profitability decisions in today’s competitive and fast-paced information-based world.  Transactions must occur and vital data must be available instantly or customers go to the next competitor.  Whether it is a stock trade where milliseconds could be worth… Read More

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Hotels Seeing the ‘Green’ In Sustainability

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

In many ways, the hotel industry is leading the way in sustainability.  And, why not?  The economics are too overwhelming to ignore.

In an article in the Howard County Times, Judy Colbert provides a fascinating summary of what hotels are doing to get more sustainable and more profitable. 

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Investor Energy Efficiency Webinar on 2/17

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Peter Belisle
President
Energy and Sustainability Services
United States

Owners are no longer asking why they should invest in energy efficiency, but they’re still asking how.  Once they have implemented the low-cost strategies that pay for themselves quickly, the next step is making a capital investment to upgrade HVAC systems, windows and so on. Although financing vehicles are available,… Read More

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Sustainable Cleaning – From Night to Day

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Bob Best
Investor Services Lead
United States
Energy and Sustainability Services

More and more office buildings are looking at day cleaning as the next huge leap in saving energy and, surprisingly, improving cleaning quality.

Energy experts estimate that as much as 30% of a building’s energy consumption is devoted to lighting and HVAC at night, mostly for cleaning crews.  If… Read More

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Jam for the Planet

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Peter Miscovich
Managing Director
United States
Corporate Solutions

IBM’s recent Global Eco-Efficiency Jam (Eco-Jam) provided a tremendous forum for sharing ideas on environmental topics with experts across a wide spectrum of industries. IBM hosts “jams” – online discussions lasting several days around a common theme – on various topics. It can be a great way to generate smart ideas or to… Read More

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