Energy and sustainability initiatives are often managed independently due to departmental divisions. These barriers are often fueled by inconsistent data and a lack of visibility and yield missed opportunities. In leading companies, these departments are becoming tightly integrated, working together in support of the company’s core goals and initiatives. We call this Active Energy Management.
Helping Business Accelerate Growth, Enhance Competitiveness and Mitigate Risk
GENEVA, July 20, 2017: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published 8 Business Cases for the Circular Economy illustrating how companies can accelerate growth, enhance competitiveness and mitigate risk through circular solutions.
The macro-opportunities associated with implementing the circular economy are clear. Now, companies need to know how circularity will impact their business as well as specific industry or sector opportunities.
Building the world’s most sustainable office building involves leveraging the best and the latest technologies. The Edge in Amsterdam, head office of Deloitte Netherlands knows this first hand. Using a range of Schneider Electric offers, including its SmartStruxure™ solution, they have succeeded in setting a new global benchmark for energy efficient commercial office environments while prioritizing the satisfaction and well-being of its employees.
To speed the search to cure diseases, genomics leader HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology generates enormous amounts of DNA data in its research labs. To tackle petabytes of information, they partnered with HPE to design flexible, high-performance systems and connectivity solutions that support intensive research, collaboration, and analysis. The powerful technology is helping HudsonAlpha’s scientists deliver on the tremendous promise of genomics to drive medical breakthroughs including ground-breaking research into Zika and other deadly diseases.
Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?
Unpredictable weather and impacts to natural resources are proving to be disruptive for global food supply chains
Last year, Sue Walker moved her Queensland, Australia cattle herd 1,200 miles south in search of greener grass.
Australia has seen less rainfall and warmer temperatures each year since 1994, a combination that has led to severe droughts, which continue to affect regions of the country to this day. And Queensland has now become too hot and dry to maintain herds, forcing ranchers like Sue Walker and processing companies to move their operations to survive.
[Editor’s Note: This case study will be featured in our upcoming circular economy case study report, released at our 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit June 26-28 in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about the summit, including featured speakers and discussion topics.]
SMUD forecasts customer DER adoption in first-of-kind holistic utility analysis
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid.
Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) released a new white paper, Transforming Remediation Sites into Conservation Assets: How Companies Leverage Business Needs for Positive Environmental Outcomes, available for free on its website.