Sustainability: Past, Present, and Future

Read the full story from the Energy Collective. A variety of factors are coalescing to make 2013 a pivotal year in the growth of sustainability. Year after year, sustainability has gained ground as an increasing number of organizations are incorporating environmental and social concerns into their strategic planning.

Minneapolis to Require Energy Reporting

Read the full story in GreenSource. The City of Minneapolis is the latest municipality to require commercial building energy rating and disclosure, meaning building owners must benchmark energy performance against that of similar buildings and report the results to the public. The ordinance will apply to publicly owned buildings 25,000 ft2 and larger starting in …

Energy Department Turns Up the Heat and Power on Industrial Energy Efficiency

Read the full post at The Energy Blog. Industrial processes -- from petroleum refineries and paper mills to chemicals and metals industries -- consume about one-third of all energy produced in the United States. While the Energy Department is investing in advanced energy-saving technologies like carbon fiber and 3D printing, we also see great potential …

What Can We Learn from the Bike-Sharing World Map?

Read the full post at Shareable. Though I’ve used bike-sharing programs in three different countries (Spain, America and Canada), it wasn’t until I saw a news story about a bike-sharing program in Dubai that I started to wonder just how international the trend had become. Luckily, the researchers over at the bike-sharing consultancy Metrobike (which …