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WI Sports Center: New Arena Will Be ‘Smart, Connected & Sustainable’

WI Sports Center: New Arena Will Be ‘Smart, Connected & Sustainable’

Like many other sports venues in recent years, Milwaukee Bucks’ new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center is being built with an eye to reducing the arena’s footprint, ensuring energy efficiency, and furthering sustainability. The Bucks have contracted with Johnson Controls to create the arena as a “smart building” that the organization says will be “the gold standard for a sports and entertainment facility.”

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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

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Businesses Using Carbon Pricing to Manage Climate Risks

Carbon markets are booming, according to two new reports, and business is playing a key role. Global carbon markets’ total value increased 9 percent to €48.4 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015, boosted by North American markets, which grew 121 percent in terms of volume and 220 percent in terms of … Read more »

LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Panasonic and Samsung SDI are leading the light-duty electric vehicle lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market, according to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research. All three companies performed exceedingly well in strategy and execution. With the exception of Toyota’s continued use of nickel-metal hydride batteries for strong hybrid … Read more »

Carbon Management Software Market to Skyrocket

The global carbon management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 32 percent from 2015-2019, according to a report by Technavio. Leading vendors, according to the report, are Accenture, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, IBM, Johnson Controls and SAP. The carbon management software market includes services, software, … Read more »

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Johnson Controls Scales Up Efficiency Program for Suppliers

Johnson Controls is scaling up a program aimed at helping small and medium-sized suppliers reduce energy use in their manufacturing facilities. The program will build on an existing pilot in which company energy experts visit the plants of their suppliers and train their in-house teams to identify and implement low-cost or … Read more »

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Johnson Controls, WRI Partnership to Target Energy Efficiency in Cities

Johnson Controls has partnered with World Resources Council to accelerate energy efficiency action in cities. The Building Efficiency Initiative will combine Johnson Controls’ expertise in building efficiency solutions with WRI’s analytical know-how and policy experience. The goal is to encourage cities to save on energy use in buildings. Cities will account … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Johnson Controls, Green Automotive, Intellitect Water

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Johnson Controls: The multi-industrial company has appointed Michael Bartschat (pictured) as its first chief procurement officer. Bartschat, who will report to CFO and Executive Vice President R. Bruce McDonald, most recently served as group vice president and general … Read more »

Li-ion Batteries to Dominate EV Market Until 2020

Demand for lithium-ion batteries by the electric vehicles market will increase dramatically in the next seven years, moving from market earned revenues of $381.9 million to an estimated $7.60 billion in 2020, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The analysis echoes findings by Pike Research last year that … Read more »