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How GM Ties Daily Sustainability to Biz Value: Q&A with David Tulauskas

Sustainability initiatives are most impactful when they are core to a company’s business model and operations. David Tulauskas, director of sustainability for General Motors, shares how energy and environment practitioners can tie their daily work to business value.

Schneider Launches Uninterruptible Power Supply, Data Center Cooling System

Schneider Electric debuted two new products this week, a cooling system for data centers and a lithium-ion battery back-up that offers uninterruptible power supply (UPS). EcoAisle (pictured) is its intelligent thermal containment system, which increases data center cooling efficiency. Schneider says it allows data center managers to realize a 50 ... Read more »

Energy Efficiency from Building ‘Green’: Passing out Financial Returns

There has been a noticeable renewed interest from the building sector in carbon footprint issues, linked not only to President Obama’s recently announced Climate Action Plan but also out of genuine concern for shepherding a positive relationship between buildings, climate change and public health. Specifically, opinion leaders and executives alike ... Read more »

Remote Microgrid Revenues Will Top $8 Billion By 2020

Thanks to the declining costs of solar panels, rising cost of diesel and investments in energy storage, the remote microgrid market will keep growing from its current $3 billion plus in hardware and software sales to more than $8 billion by 2020, according to a Navigant Research report. The report, ... Read more »

Intel, Apple, Kohl’s Win EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Kohl’s, Dell and The North Face were among 24 organizations that won the EPA’s 13th annual Green Power Leadership awards,  for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. The EPA says the winners are moving closer to President Obama’s climate change action plan ... Read more »

Buildings’ Energy Savings Potential Can Range from 3-41%

The energy-savings potential of a building is not equal across all buildings in a large portfolio, but buildings with the highest potential have an average energy-saving opportunity of 41 percent, according to a report from energy auditing software maker Retroficiency. In the worst case, the savings opportunity is only 3 ... Read more »

Pepco Energy Efficiency Project with Health System Saves $334K Per Year

Pepco Energy Services will enter an energy savings performance contract with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System in Mattoon, Ill. The SBLHS project covers more than $3 million in new energy conservation measures and infrastructure for twelve buildings which include a hospital, medical centers, office buildings and clinics, Pepco Energy said. ... Read more »

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