Tag Archives: Sustainability

A Greener Garden

N.J. establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, comprehensive goals If any state should be striving to be “green”, it’s the Garden State. From Newark on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects aimed at improving air quality and reducing the effects […]

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A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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Giant Steps

Volta EV charging stations set for grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic Giant Food, the greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Working with Volta, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging […]

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Little Boxes

Affordable 3-D printed houses completed for less than $4K A project claiming to be the “first permitted, 3D-printed home created specifically for the developing world” was unveiled March 12 in Austin, Texas. Spearheading the project were New Story, a non-profit charity working to create “a world where no human being lives in survival mode; transforming slums […]

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Shujinius at Work

Lighting pioneer wins energy award In our upcoming February issue, EA will take a detailed look at building efficiency—including the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and its LEED certification program. This program includes a number of different elements to foster green performance in both commercial and residential structures, including duct and insulation, envelope design, […]

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Based On Efficiency

Army base camps improving sustainability practices The U.S. Army continued to demonstrate technologies to improve energy efficiency at base camps during an integrated exercise at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from mid-May through June 17. The exercise at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory, or BCIL, was a part of the Sustainability Logistics Basing — Science Technology Objective Demonstration, or […]

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Braking the Mold

In Philly’s transit system, motors are generators The screech of SEPTA wheels can now evoke a smile at the thought of innovation and money saved. Philadelphia’s transit system recently finalized and released its plans for a battery storage network capable of conserving large percentages of energy by way of regenerative braking methods. The official implementation […]

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Sustainability’s Brewing

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s innovative methods  It’s nice when the finer things in life also promote feelings of goodwill. This is the case at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the innovative, California-based brewery that champions sustainability and environmental care while producing some of the nation’s most coveted beverages. The company’s commitment to these goals includes recycling […]

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Industry names make the Forbes list of “world’s most sustainable companies”

On Wednesday, Forbes magazine  published online its list of the most sustainable companies in the world for 2014. For a company to to be considered sustainable, business practices that go beyond efficiency and resourcefulness, like long-term goals consistent with safety and strong leadership, are included in Forbes’ assessment. Many of the sustainable companies listed include […]

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