Tag: Conservation


From the beginning of his Administration, President Obama has been a champion for the wise stewardship of America's natural treasures, understanding the strong connection between the health of our lands and waters and the health of our economy. Smart, community-led Read more…


We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to it as the ‘killer app,” the revolutionary product or service that consumers can’t resist. But Read more…


If you had proof that you use more energy than 78% of your neighbors, would you take steps to cut back? Turns out that most of us would. Through a pilot with OPower, Xcel Energy has been sending customized home Read more…


Last Friday, Salt River Project, a utility that serves a third of Arizona, announced new ‘Sustainable Portfolio Priniciple’ goals. Perhaps you saw press accounts (Phoenix Business Times, Arizona Republic). What does it mean for renewable energy? Well, it’s not totally Read more…


The foundation for a rash of legal actions arising out of a failed green project have been laid.  According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the Carousel Center shopping mall was supposed to be a showcase of green features. To fund the Read more…


The revolutionary advances in the study of bird populations and migrations made possible by the Internet have now found their way into birders’ hands. BirdsEye, a new iPhone app, gives birders instant access to the National Audubon Society’s and Cornell Read more…


In recognition of World Water Day, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has launched its new “Save Your Water” consumption calculator. This device allows people to calculate their daily, weekly and annual water consumption by participating in an interactive virtual home walk-through online. Their Read more…


umissgym: Is it just me, or is it hot in here? The social media craze has hit building automation, as the campus at the University of Mississippi will soon be broadcasting its energy consumption via Twitter and Facebook updates. In Read more…

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