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What to Expect from the Water Market in 2017

What to Expect from the Water Market in 2017

We’re not even a month in and 2017 is already looking like an opportunity-filled year for the water industry. The federal government and individual states have made billions of dollars available for water and wastewater infrastructure projects — about $1 billion under the EPA’s new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation … Read more »

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Ford, Home Depot Talk Electrifying Fleets, Cutting Transport Emissions, Raising Revenue

Medium- and heavy-duty electric truck sales will see a boost from stricter emissions targets for commercial vehicles, according to Navigant Research. Meanwhile Ford rolls out new EVs and Home Depot says cutting emissions also generates revenue.

How Smart Waste Collection Can Reduce Costs, Improve EHS Performance

How Smart Waste Collection Can Reduce Costs, Improve EHS Performance

Waste collection can be a dirty job, with overflowing and rodent-infested bins being emptied too late and refuse trucks spewing carbon emissions and wasting fuel because of inefficient collection routes. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Smart waste management technologies are cleaning up the sector, helping to reduce … Read more »

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Which Will Emerge as the Most Popular?

Fracking Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Which Will Emerge as the Most Popular?

While fracking has produced cheap natural gas in the US, it has also increased competition for water, which is in short supply across many parts of the country. The process — injecting a high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals into rock formations to release natural gas — uses vast … Read more »

Why Water Management Will Take Smart Buildings to the Next Level

Why Water Management Will Take Smart Buildings to the Next Level

Water is increasingly affecting companies’ bottom lines, making water management no longer a choice for environmental managers. An Ecova survey of more than 700 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals across North America found water conservation is a business imperative. Nearly 60 percent of survey respondents reported that they have … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

Will COP21 Spur Big Oil to Invest in Low-Carbon Technology?

The Paris climate deal — and the actions it will require to keep global temperature rise to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius — can go one of two ways for big oil. Either it’s a nail in the coffin of the high-carbon-emitting industry, or it’s an opportunity for oil companies … Read more »

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

IBM and Cisco are the top two smart city technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five. Navigant forecasts the global market … Read more »

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Cheap Oil’s Biggest Losers

Crude oil, which closed at about $32 a barrel yesterday, now costs less than a drum to transport it. A video from The Independent says the drums cost about $99 each — three times as expensive as the oil they carry. However, cheap oil isn’t giving the US economy the … Read more »

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Advanced sensors enable a host of smart technologies and are driving efficiency and environment, health and safety improvements across industries, from plastics recycling to water management and manufacturing. Some 35 percent of US manufacturers are currently collecting and using data generated by smart sensors to improve operating processes, according to … Read more »

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

The market for indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) technologies used in new construction and retrofit applications is expected to grow from $4.2 billion in 2015 to $7.1 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Healthy and environmentally friendly buildings rely on good IEAQ to maintain … Read more »