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Solar vs. “The Grid”

How can we know where—and by how much—power from solar photovoltaics (PV) is better than grid electricity? What does this mean for solar subsidies?
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One Method for Any Energy Source

Our approach to assessing source energy efficiency is the same for both solar power and grid electricity. And while our analysis is based on large datasets, the results are actually pretty easy to understand.

Creekwood Energy Selects Energy Points Source-to-Site Energy Analytics to Enhance Its Energy Management and Consulting Services

The Energy Points Platform Ensures that Creekwood Energy Clients are Getting Maximum ROI from Their Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability Initiatives
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Boston, MA, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Creekwood’s field-tested methods and strategies, which reduce organizations’ energy expenses by more than 25% within three years, will now deliver even greater results with Energy Points source energy analytics. Since 2004 Creekwood has implemented data-driven processes to help mid-sized companies cut energy usage and cost.

AECOM Publishes its Third Global Sustainability Report “Managing complexity, building better lives”

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LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has published its third global sustainability report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Carnival Corporation Significantly Increases Installations of Industry-First Exhaust Gas Cleaning Technology, Expands to More Than 70 Percent of Fleet

Carnival Corporation is investing as much as $400 million to expand innovative exhaust gas-cleaning technology to over 70 vessels across its brands, up from 32 announced last year
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A major advancement in environmental technology being used for first time in the restricted space of cruise ships, system uses filters and seawater to “scrub” emissions and significantly advance cleaner air quality for oceangoing vessels

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A major advancement in environmental technology being used for first time in the restricted space of cruise ships, system uses filters and seawater to “scrub” emissions and significantly advance cleaner air quality for oceangoing vessels

Volkswagen Group Receives World Environment Center’s 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development in 2014

Award recognizes Volkswagen’s holistic approach to sustainability
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Washington, D.C., May 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Volkswagen Group has earned the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klingler, member of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America, and member of Volkswagen AG’s Board of Management responsible for Sales & Marketing, accepted the award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2014.

How to Break the Cycle of "Disaster, Rebuild, Repeat"

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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The tragic mudslide that occurred on March 22 in the small 180-person town of Oso, Washington, is the second weather-related disaster in the space of 16 months that has touched me personally.

In the early part of my career, I was Deputy County Executive of Snohomish County in Washington state, a county government hitherto unknown to anyone outside the immediate area, the commercial aviation industry, loggers, and recreational Steelhead fishermen. 

AECOM-Sponsored “Designing for Disaster” Exhibition Opens in Washington, D.C.

Exhibition at National Building Museum explores natural hazard risks and mitigation strategies
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LOS ANGELES, CA, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ — An exhibition sponsored by AECOM that explores natural disaster risks and mitigation strategies has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Designing for Disaster exhibition is an engaging, multimedia call-to-action for citizen preparedness — from design professionals and local decision-makers to homeowners and school children. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 2, 2015.

8760Inc Selects Energy Points Source-to-Site Energy Analytics to Enhance Its Sustainable Performance Plan™

Energy Points Source Energy Analytics Will Give 8760Inc Customers Full Insight into Their Energy Supply Chain and Support Decision-Making that Goes Beyond Energy Efficiency to Achieve Energy Resilience
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Boston, MA, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Energy Points today announced that it has been selected by market-leading energy management firm 8760Inc to enhance its energy efficiency and sustainability offering.

Green Builder Media Launches Your Home, Your Haven Consumer Campaign and Promotion

Winner receives a vacation to visit the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.
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Eastsound, WA, May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, announces the launch of its Your Home, Your Haven campaign.  This campaign celebrates intelligent technologies and advanced green products that make our homes smarter, safer, healthier, and more sustainable.  Examples of such technologies and products can be experienced at the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS, an innovative green home exhibit located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal
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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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