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Ecocentricity Blog: Itty Bitty Living Space

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

Students Get a Slice of Education With Their Pizzas

Chino Hills High School students visit SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center and simulate a commercial kitchen cookline using energy-efficient equipment.
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Ruben Xochitiotzi, 16, a sophomore at Chino Hills High School, hopes to be a successful restaurateur or businessman one day.

DTE Energy and Consumers Energy Accelerate Plans for Cleaner Energy in Michigan

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DETROIT, MI, May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy and DTE Energy today said they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50 percent Clean Energy Goal by 2030– achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25 percent renewable energy, and the remaining through energy efficiency.

Owens Corning Publishes 12th Annual Sustainability Report

‘Purpose + People + Action’ reflects the footprint and handprint progress of 19,000 employees
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‘Purpose + People + Action’ reflects the footprint and handprint progress of 19,000 employees

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today published its 2017 Sustainability Report. The company’s 12th annual report, themed Purpose + People + Action, documents the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals and its stated commitment to making the world a better place. The report also prominently features Owens Corning employee stories and employee images as a testament to their contributions.

Black & Veatch Brings Engineering Expertise to Santa Rita, California, Schools' Debut of Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorage® Microgrids

Project gives school district sustainable defense against grid outages, cuts utility bills
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California's most abundant resource, combined with precedent-setting integration of battery storage, will help a school district dramatically reduce its utility bills and build new defenses against outages. Black & Veatch today announced its role alongside Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group in engineering six sites of solar photovoltaic (PV) and SmartStorage energy systems in the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.

More Renewable Energy Helps Fight Climate Change

SCE named No. 1 energy storage utility and No. 2 solar utility in the U.S.
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Ninety-five degrees. That’s the temperature that registered on thermometers across Rosemead on April 9. According to the National Weather Service, cities across Southern California Edison’s service territory experienced similar record-breaking heat.

For Efficiency’s Sake: It’s About More Than Speed, It’s About Sustainability

Antonio Neri, President & CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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If the Internet were a country, it would be the 5th largest energy consuming “country” in the world – right behind China, the US, Russia and India.

That startling fact got me thinking recently about that famous line from legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s 1970 hit, “Big Yellow Taxi”: “You don’t know what you’ve got…‘til it’s gone.”

Black & Veatch EPC Services Help Advanced Microgrid Solutions Meet California Energy Storage Goals

Utility, private sector collaboration powers energy storage deployment
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has completed 20 first-of-a kind Hybrid Electric Buildings® in Irvine, California, part of the of the company’s efforts in support of Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) commitment to provide Southern California Edison (SCE) with 50 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery storage capacity. 

VIDEO | Sustainability Creates Opportunities for Business Growth: Leveraging Ecostruxure for Resource Efficiency

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Decades ago, sustainability and environmental concerns emerged as scientific studies began to uncover the harm being done to the planet by development and industry. Some corporations reacted to this trend by trying to demonstrate how they were working to use fewer resources or to offset their carbon footprint. Sustainability and environmental responsibility were risk mitigation — as a burden for corporations to bear lest their reputation be damaged in the public eye.

Duke Energy's Renewable Energy Portfolio Grew Almost 20 Percent in 2017, According to New Report

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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  • Company added more than 1,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass

  • Almost 40 percent of the company's electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions

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