How an energy planning tool changed decision-making at MSU

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What if you had to identify solutions and implement changes that would result in a 45 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction for your organization by 2020? What if your goals also included achieving a 20 percent increase in your renewable energy sources by 2020? As a leader aware …

What Would a Manufacturing Renaissance Do to US Energy Intensity?

Read the full story in GreenTech Efficiency. There has been a lot of discussion lately about a manufacturing renaissance in the United States. There's also been an interesting related discussion about U.S. energy intensity. Years of offshoring and plummeting employment have given way to a small rebound in domestic industry. Behind the scenes, more companies are …

Learn about Top Innovations from Building America

Since 1995, Building America research has resulted in more than 30 major innovations that are helping to transform our nation's home building and retrofit industry to high performance homes. In fact, Building America research teams have helped deliver more than 42,000 high performance new and existing homes, working with 300 U.S. production home builders. Learn …

Manufacturers’ Thermostat Recycling Programs Fall Short

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. A manufacturer-run program for collecting mercury thermostats is failing to keep the heavy metal out of the trash in most states, according to a new report released today by two environmental groups: the Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign (MMPC) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Turning up the Heat …

Gallup: Americans Want More Energy from Solar, Wind, Natural Gas

Read the full story at Energy Manager Today. A Gallup poll conducted in March found 76 percent of Americans want more domestic energy from solar power, followed by wind (71 percent) and natural gas (65 percent). Only 46 percent of survey respondents want to emphasize the production of oil and 37 percent want more nuclear …

Torstar Sets Paper Policy, But No Ban on Controversial Fiber

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Harlequin romance novels and Toronto Star parent company Torstar has adopted paper procurement principles that it says will eliminate the use of fiber from ancient and endangered forests — but it doesn’t set any target deadlines or percentages. The policy says Torstar will not knowingly purchase paper derived …