Sense Delivers Insight into Home Energy Usage

Greentown Labs

If your house could talk to you about your energy usage, what would it say? The creators of Sense think it would say you could reduce your energy usage by at least 20 percent—and tell you how. Sense is a home energy monitor that gives real-time insight into your home’s energy usage. That background in speech recognition informed the way they approached home energy monitoring. Photo courtesy of Sense.

How Can You Help the Environment At Home?

The Environmental Blog

Seemingly small changes to make your home life more harmonious with the environment could ultimately make an appreciable difference. Here are practical innovations and forward-thinking solutions that can make it possible for you to help the environment at home.

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Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

Renewable Energy World

Influenced by the increasing penetration of “behind-the-meter” distributed energy resources (DER), power systems are experiencing a paradigm shift from a centralized structure to a decentralized one. Contributed by Dr. Mohsen Khorasany , TYMLEZ.

Smart Meter Capital Project Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Smart Meter Capital Project Manager | SDG&E | San Diego, CA. At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means 40% of the energy that SDG&E delivers to customers comes from renewable sources, exceeding California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.

What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening'

GreenBiz

What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening'. A global coalition fronted by former Vice President Al Gore promises granular insights and data into those sources — down to individual power plants, ships or factories. Innovation.

Energy Analytics: The Power to Reach Net Zero

Bidgely

These companies are deeply invested in diversifying their energy sources, embracing energy efficiency, evolving their business models, and fully transitioning. Consumers themselves are realizing that the way they use energy is proving to be unsustainable.

'Zero energy bills home': Developer Ilke Homes plots ultra-efficient house in Essex

Business Green

Solar panels, heat pumps, domestic storage, insulation and energy efficient lightbulbs set to make the building highly efficient and self-sufficient, according to developer.

Tech Startup Sustainability Guide: Running An Eco-Friendly Business

Green Business Bureau

Tech startup sustainability. Tech startup sustainability means to be purpose-driven and sustainable. For the major tech giants Salesforce , Lenovo , and Microsoft , sustainability lies at the core of these organizations. Tech startup sustainability: 6 top tips.

Women innovators celebrated as C40 tech challenge winners announced

Envirotec Magazine

Anai Green from Tel Aviv-Yafo who impressed the judging panel with her innovative fabric “Lumiweave” which offers a shade function at the same time as permitting light. Uniquely the monitors’ data is captured and recorded by volunteer ‘citizen scientists.’

Leading through Innovation: Core Principles and Customer Deployments for Lasting EE Success

Bidgely

Leading Through Innovation. October 7, 2020 is Energy Efficiency Day, but for Bidgely’s utility partners, the commitment to global energy efficiency is in full force all year long, with strong results. At Bidgely, accelerating energy efficiency is part of our core mission.

Restaurant Sustainability: 8 Tips On How to Run an Eco Friendly Restaurant

Green Business Bureau

What Is Restaurant Sustainability? If you own a restaurant, it’s time to get serious about sustainability. Restaurant sustainability refers to the process of making a restaurant more eco-friendly and socially responsible. Business benefits of restaurant sustainability.

Why Australia is Truly the Virtual Power Plants Market Frontier?

AutoGrid

Why Australia is Truly the Virtual Power Plants Market Frontier? As one scans the world for opportunity during the current energy transition, one of the most vibrant regional markets is often forgotten due to its geography. Energy Network Australia/CSIRO).

Software developers’ increasing interest in sustainability projects revealed by survey

Envirotec Magazine

Sustainability projects are an increasing area of focus for software developers, according to research commissioned by Ordnance Survey, with job satisfaction, higher pay, and unique problem-solving opportunities cited as key drivers.

Law Firm Sustainability: 6 Steps for Creating an Eco-Friendly Practice

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Law Firms. Law firm sustainability is a strategic business shift that aims to prevent socially and environmentally damaging operations in the legal industry. There’s heightened market demand for sustainable practices with robust and transparent disclosure.

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Leading through Innovation: Core Principles and Customer Deployments for Lasting EE Success

Bidgely

Leading Through Innovation. October 7, 2020 is Energy Efficiency Day, but for Bidgely’s utility partners, the commitment to global energy efficiency is in full force all year long, with strong results. At Bidgely, accelerating energy efficiency is part of our core mission. The Bidgely Innovation team has carried the torch of EE Day celebrations by not only exceeding energy efficiency goals, but driving higher CSAT, customer cost savings, digital communication and more.

Home Depot announces sustainability fixes across its business

Business Green

US DIY retail giant publishes annual ESG Report, detailing how it has cut electricity usage by 50 per cent across its portfolio since 2010. Our efforts to drive innovation can be seen in every aisle of the store, and we believe this is a key differentiator in the market. "We

An Open Letter: The Texas Energy Transition—The Greentown Labs Community Offers Pathways to a Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future

Greentown Labs

The Texas energy crisis in February 2021 reminded us of the precariousness of energy systems and their high costs of failure. At least 111 deaths are confirmed , over 17M homes lost access to clean wate r , and $200B in damages are projected.

Drone data helps a Minnesota city conserve energy

Renewable Energy World

Warren, a small city in Northern Minnesota, is offering an innovative public service: images that reveal building heat loss, captured by drones. For this episode of the Local Energy Rul es Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with City Administrator Shannon Mortenson of Warren, Minnesota.

Zero Energy Ready Homes bring you net-zero energy bills

AGreenLiving

Zero Energy Ready Homes push the limits of sustainable living. In these houses, the total amount of renewable energy produced is equal to the amount of energy used per year, resulting in net-zero energy bills and carbon-free homes. Because of their incredible efficiency, the standards are among some of the most rigorous criteria for eco-friendly residential architecture. Excerpt from: Zero Energy Ready Homes bring you net-zero energy bills.

Sustainable Vineyards and Wineries: A Getting Started Guide For Businesses

Green Business Bureau

Vineyard and Winery Sustainability . Vineyard and winery owners need to get more serious about sustainability and minimize their impact on the environment. . What Is A Sustainable Vineyard and Winery. Sustainable Vineyard and Winery Terms To Understand. Energy Efficiency.

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Sustainable Ventures and Schneider Electric kick off 'open energy' clean tech competition

Business Green

Engineering giant Schneider Electric and clean tech hub Sustainable Ventures have teamed up to launch a funding competition for entrepreneurs looking to scale "open energy" technologies and solutions. The application window for the open energy competition closes on 9 June.

Sustainability Regulations for Business: A Brief Review

Green Business Bureau

that focus on some of the more visible, day-to-day sustainability and environmental problems like waste, pollution and carbon emissions. Understanding which sustainability regulations apply to and influence your business is part of the responsibility that comes with being a green business.

Hydrogen Is Booming: 3 Things Investors Need To Know To Reduce Their Risk

EDF + Business

And China is in the race, too, with plans to make hydrogen a key plank in the country’s energy transition plan. Hydrogen has a number of strengths as an energy carrier and decarbonization pathway. The science is clear: Leak monitoring is critical for all hydrogen infrastructure.

Zero Energy Ready Homes bring you net-zero energy bills

AGreenLiving

Zero Energy Ready Homes push the limits of sustainable living. In these houses, the total amount of renewable energy produced is equal to the amount of energy used per year, resulting in net-zero energy bills and carbon-free homes. Because of their incredible efficiency, the standards are among some of the most rigorous criteria for eco-friendly residential architecture. More here: Zero Energy Ready Homes bring you net-zero energy bills.

Local Leaders and mayors call for power shift to meet net zero

Envirotec Magazine

A communiqué signed by UK mayors and local leaders calls for a ‘power shift’ from Whitehall so that local and regional authorities can deliver Net Zero. Call for powers and resources to shape local energy markets, decarbonise transport, and tackle emissions from homes and offices.

Power Systems Engineer

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Power Systems Engineer | Blue Planet Energy Systems, LLC | Bay Area, CA. About Blue Planet Energy . Blue Planet Energy is a rapidly growing mission-driven company changing the way we power the world with safe, reliable battery systems. We build premium products that enable renewable energy adoption and energy security. Blue Planet Energy strives to represent the communities we serve and to establish an inclusive model to drive our movement forward.

Power Systems Engineer

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Power Systems Engineer | Blue Planet Energy Systems, LLC | Bay Area, CA. About Blue Planet Energy . Blue Planet Energy is a rapidly growing mission-driven company changing the way we power the world with safe, reliable battery systems. We build premium products that enable renewable energy adoption and energy security. Blue Planet Energy strives to represent the communities we serve and to establish an inclusive model to drive our movement forward.

Unlocking the value of energy communities

Renewable Energy World

Local community solar projects enhanced by one-stop shop digital systems are set to play a crucial role in the global energy transition. The History of Civilization is in many ways the History of Energy. Energy and history are thus deeply intertwined.

Mapped: The Network of Powerful Agribusiness Groups Lobbying to Water Down the EU’s Sustainable Farming Targets

DeSmogBlog

Since then, leading industry associations and agrochemical companies have used their lobbying might to push back against core European measures aiming to lead the transition to a more sustainable way of farming. Energy

Government and private funding – we need both for the energy transition

Renewable Energy World

That means putting money on deploying existing technology in the near term, while continuing to fund innovation to deliver cost-effective approaches in the future. Despite COVID-19 and the economic downturn, clean energy investment did surprisingly well in the United States last year.

Via Separations Tackles Manufacturing’s Exorbitant Thermal Energy Usage

Greentown Labs

The longer it takes, the more energy it uses. Filtration membranes aren’t sturdy enough for chemical separations, so immense amounts of thermal energy are used. Plastic and paper and fertilizers aren’t going away, and the embodied energy and embodied emissions for that are really significant,” she adds. energy consumption goes to separating and purifying chemical compounds.”. The Via Separations team. Photo courtesy of Via Separations. Imagine you’re cooking pasta.

Introducing the Planet Explore 2020 Sustainability Summit

Planet Pulse

The Planet Sustainability Summit will be convening on October 15th as part of the Explore 2020 conference. In a period of planetary crises and transformational change, the world needs to create pathways to more sustainable futures as never before.

A zero-waste, self-sustaining home of the future

AGreenLiving

Designed by Shanghai-based firm YANG Design , the Green Concept House is a futuristic concept that envisions a residence where sustainable technologies are embedded into the living spaces to create a zero-waste, 100% self-sustaining home. The design features several high-tech systems that use spare household energy to provide water, lighting and energy for growing plants throughout the home, essentially becoming a living greenhouse.

Best of GBB in 2021: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives. Ginkgo Sustainability.

Vineyard Wind on Innovation Opportunities in the Offshore Wind Market

Greentown Labs

Read on for a look at what innovations the industry needs and how startups can get involved. To put that in perspective, that could power the entire United States.”. The industry is just taking shape, and active commercial wind energy leases only cover a fraction of usable areas.

LIDAR helps Greece become a renewable energy leader

Renewable Energy World

Capable of recording key wind characteristics such as speed and direction up to and above 200 meters vertical height, her special skills meant #106 was always destined to be a traveler and it wasn’t long before she spread her wings. Contributed by Alexander James.

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Fuelling the transition: How investors can really move the dial on sustainable energy

Business Green

With the global need for action more pressing than ever, the strategy and conference have called for a complete rebuilding of the energy system, with renewable energy set to play a central role. And as the energy transition spreads and accelerates, the capital requirement will be vast.

EPRI, Shell, the City of Houston, Greentown Labs, and NYU Urban Future Lab Announce Startup Participants for the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator

Greentown Labs

LCHA received 88 applications from 18 countries, representing numerous innovations that are advancing low-carbon hydrogen production, enhancing hydrogen storage and distribution, and providing business model innovations for the management of hydrogen supply chains.

Desert Community Energy Program Manager

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Program Manager | Desert Community Energy | Palm Springs, CA. Desert Community Energy (DCE) is a public agency formed to offer Community Choice Energy for the communities it serves. Formed as a joint powers authority between the cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert, DCE promotes cleaner, carbon free and more locally produced electricity, local renewable resources, energy conservation, investment .

Thinking Outside the Grid: Heila Technologies Delivers ‘Virtual’ Microgrids for Sustainable and Resilient Energy

Greentown Labs

Our energy grid was built around centralization. But as renewable energy sources such as solar and wind gain traction, the grid needs to adapt to include an array of components. With the decrease in cost of elements such as solar panels and batteries, we, as a society, have begun a move toward a more decentralized structure of energy generation and storage,” explains Francisco Morocz, CEO and Co-founder of Heila Technologies. Photo courtesy of Heila Technologies.

A zero-waste, self-sustaining home of the future

AGreenLiving

Designed by Shanghai-based firm YANG Design , the Green Concept House is a futuristic concept that envisions a residence where sustainable technologies are embedded into the living spaces to create a zero-waste, 100% self-sustaining home. The design features several high-tech systems that use spare household energy to provide water, lighting and energy for growing plants throughout the home, essentially becoming a living greenhouse.

'End-to-end service': Smart meter specialist SMS beefs up virtual power plant market plans

Business Green

On the back of new partnership with a sustainable infrastructure fund, Smart Metering Systems confirms it has acquired flexible grid technology specialist Solo Energy.

Net Zero Finance: Financial innovation and how to bridge the green investment chasm

Business Green

Mobilising billions of dollars of low carbon investment is a huge challenge, but it is also a massive opportunity for those financiers willing to innovate in pursuit of net zero emissions. It enables sustainable finance to come to regions that can be more challenging to operate in.".