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Hitting the Goals of the Paris Agreement Requires Urgent Business Support

Hitting the Goals of the Paris Agreement Requires Urgent Business Support

There’s just a 5% chance of reaching the goals set by the Paris agreement, or keeping temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius by mid century, according to research effort published in Nature Climate Change. The pressure is now on the business community.

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UC Irvina Tops Sierra’s Annual College Ranking

The University of California, Irvine, for the second year in a row tops Sierra magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s “greenest” colleges and universities. UCI took the top spot for diverting more than 80 percent of campus waste from landfills and using clean energy. The UC system has … Read more »

Top 25 Green Football Schools Ranked

The University of Washington is the no. 1 green football school, according to SaveOnEnergy.com’s ranking of the top 25 NCAA football schools this season. SaveOnEnergy.com compared the 25 universities with criteria including stadium sustainability efforts, number of active green organizations, waste diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Laptop Chargers, Nanoparticle Measurements, LEED Certifications

The IEC has published specifications for a single external charger that could theoretically be used to power a wide range of laptops, following on from earlier work by the organization on standardized phone chargers. Technical Specification 62700: “DC power supply for notebook computer”  should deliver a significant reduction of electronic waste … Read more »

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FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

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EPA Launches Online Green Sports Resource Directory

The EPA has launched an online Green Sports Resource Directory that it says can help teams, venues and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution, and improve waste management, water and energy conservation, and other sustainability efforts. Additionally, the new directory contains information that can help teams gain recognition for … Read more »

Princeton Review Green Ratings

Princeton Review Announces Green Honor Roll

Stanford University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles are among 22 colleges nationwide listed on Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll, which measures the environmentally friendliness of the schools. Princeton Review, known for its college test-prep and education services, tallied the scores for 832 … Read more »

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Microsoft Touts Accenture Smart Building Software

Microsoft has been working with Seattle and its utility Seattle City Light as part of the Seattle 2030 District’s goal to help downtown property owners reduce their energy use 50 percent by 2030. As part of the 2030 District collaboration, Microsoft is conducting a pilot using Accenture’s Smart Building & … Read more »

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Hospitals Can Reduce Energy 62%

A study conducted by a research team at the University of Washington, titled Targeting 100!, identifies a process for newly constructed hospitals that integrates architectural, mechanical and central plant systems to reduce energy consumption by an average of 62 percent. The biggest breakthrough comes from addressing the reheating of centrally-cooled … Read more »

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Belkin Debuts Smart Resource Management, Installs Echo Electricity at DoD Sites

Belkin has launched Echo, an advanced sensor technology system for buildings that analyzes the use of water, electricity and natural gas to reduce waste. Designed initially for utility companies and facility managers, the system assesses how resources are used on a device-by-device basis and recommends savings options. The company says … Read more »

Grocery Delivery Services Cut CO2 Emissions Up To 75%

Grocery Delivery Services Cut CO2 Emissions Up To 75%

Grocery deliver services — such as those offered by Amazon, Safeway, FreshDirect and Google — can cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 to 75 percent compared with individual household trips to the store, according to University of Washington researchers. The study, published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, … Read more »

Ohio State Wins Environmental March Madness National Championship

The Ohio State University is this year’s Environmental March Madness national champion. The school beat out Colorado State University, George Mason University and University of Washington in last week’s “Finest Four” round of the tournament to win the 2013 title. In announcing the winning university, Lawrence Goldenhersh, CEO and president … Read more »