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Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria

March 3, 2017 by Ivan Bruce

A new blog analyzes Ibadan’s solid waste problem and the ways in which local government can leverage the private sector to create a better waste removal and management system.[read more]

3 Ways Green Business Initiatives Can Save Companies Money

February 23, 2017 by Brooke Chaplan

Going green doesn't just benefit the environment. Green initiatives can save companies money, reduce their carbon footprint, and greatly improve their reputation.[read more]

Transparent and sustainable supply chains are not built in a day

February 13, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

A University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute Study sponsored by SC Johnson reveals that instituting a strong sustainability practice on which regular effort is expended — and shared — is vital.[read more]

Tesla building world's largest rooftop solar farm on $5B NV gigafactory

January 13, 2017 by Construction Dive

Tesla plans to install a 70-megawatt solar farm — the largest rooftop solar array in the world — on top of its $5 billion battery gigafactory in northern Nevada[read more]

Tackling Sustainable Development One Step at a Time

January 12, 2017 by Kathryn Thomsen

If you were helping to internalize ideas about sustainable development into the minds and activities of those you live or work with – family, friends, customers, clients, co-workers, students and bosses – how would you tackle such a challenge? I’ve been noticing some creative ways to embed the Sustainable Development Goals...[read more]

7 Big Business Improvements That Could Make Our Cities Greener

December 28, 2016 by Anna Johansson

Urban areas are the most densely populated pockets of society, which typically means access to more stores and resources, a more diverse group of people, and a more enriched life. But it also means more pollution in all its forms and a massive demand on the power grid.If we’re going to make environmental progress in our lifetimes,...[read more]

A Culture of Energy Efficiency Begins at School

December 14, 2016 by Kathryn Thomsen

An innovative program called the Better Buildings Challenge is creating a culture of energy efficiency while helping schools save more than a little money. The program provides a living laboratory for educating youth about energy use, data, and technology while also putting money back into shrinking budgets.Crystal...[read more]

Report: Cold chain investments have 2-year debt payoff and sustainability benefits

December 7, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

A recent study by Carrier revealed that cold chain investments on the supply chain of kinnow, a mandarin orange grown in India, reduced carbon emissions by 16% and spoilage by 76%[read more]

Tesla announces plans to build second gigafactory in Europe

November 11, 2016 by Construction Dive

Tesla has announced plans to build a second gigafactory in Europe that will manufacture both electric vehicles and batteries.[read more]

Dept. of Transportation unveils national electric vehicle charging network

November 7, 2016 by Utility Dive

Moving to support the electrification of the transportation sector and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government this week announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states.[read more]

For a green warehouse, start small

October 21, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:Executives looking to green their warehouses but discouraged by the high costs of the most proven tactics can make five cost-efficient changes to achieve a more green distribution center, Industrial Distribution reports.Rethinking the usage paths of every day machines, providing a driver comfort station to reduce...[read more]

Smart Building Tech: Not Just about People

September 22, 2016 by GBIG Insight

David Karpook, vice chairman of the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE), recently published an article in Facility Executive, “Smart Buildings: It’s Still About The People Inside.” He writes, “No matter what the benefits and challenges are, the future of smart buildings is ultimately all about the people inside.”I’m not so...[read more]