Our homes are our cradles, now more than ever. With the global pandemic continuing to affect and restrict us, our homes will continue to shape our livelihoods and impact our wellbeing. But as the world changes rapidly around us, with new technologies and energy-hungry devices entering our dwellings, some questions keep us up at night: Is my home safe? Is it comfortable to live in? Why is my energy bill going up? Is my home sustainable?
by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council
There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.
Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.
First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition. This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).
Over the last year, we’ve spent up to 60% more time at home compared to before the pandemic. That’s not too surprising given that our homes are doubling up as offices, restaurants, gyms, schools and entertainment centres. However, as a result, we’ve seen a massive rise in domestic emissions as well as our energy consumption bills.
Company’s commitment to minimizing carbon footprint continues with national partnership
BOSTON January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today announced that it has extended its current SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains and benchmark overall performance.
A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.
November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]
Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business.