May, 2022

Are Historical Home Updates Key to Going Net-Zero?

U.S. Green Technology

In 2019, the global emissions of carbon dioxide totaled 33,621.5 million metric tons. This gas leads to climate change and increased temperatures. Homes are one of the many contributors to this issue. We use tons of energy to heat our homes and power our devices.

Let’s talk integrated photovoltaics

GreenBiz

Meet Ambient Photonics, which just raised $30 million to produce low-light solar cells that can harvest energy from both natural and artificial sources

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Creators of underwater, eco-friendly concrete are finalists in the European Inventor Award

Envirotec Magazine

The inventors of an innovative building material for sea walls are finalists in the European Inventor Award 2022. ECOncrete® founder and CEO, Ido Sella, has been nominated for the award, one of Europe’s most prestigious innovation prizes, alongside late co-founder Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.

Could Your Brand Be In A Category Of One?

Michael Grossman

What’s Redefining A Category? The banjo wasn't a new instrument when comedian Steve Martin started playing it as a kid. It had been around for 100 years. Players in the genre became virtuosos, and you can hear it in everything from bluegrass and country to pop/rock.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Meet the 2022 Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Cohort

CleanTech Alliance

Meet the 2022 Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Cohort Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

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What is the goal of HIE?

The Environmental Blog

The healthcare industry continues to benefit from technological advances that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. This is also helping to advance the digital healthcare system worldwide.

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Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

The retail giant launched its Circular Connector "to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable and circular packaging

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May.

Yes, Investing in ESG Pays Off

Andrew Winston

[I published this piece, co-authored with Paul Polman, in Harvard Business Review a few weeks ago. This is another in the realm of the “business case” for sustainability (within a corporation for its own capital and investment decisions, not as an investment thesis for investors).

Join the BUILT Cluster

CleanTech Alliance

The BUILT Cluster leverages Washington's social and intellectual capital to accelerate, scale, & replicate sustainable & innovative planning, design, & construction practices/technologies

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Make a Long-Term Eco-Plan

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is vital for both people and the planet. However, it can be challenging to make the switch to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Oftentimes, the cost of making the change is prohibitive.

8 Benefits Of Renewable Tension Fabric Structures

U.S. Green Technology

Tension structures, also known as tensile fabric structures, are architecturally inventive forms of construction art that allow designers and end-users to create a range of free-form canopy patterns utilizing membranes.

Investors bet big on energy data startup Arcadia

GreenBiz

Squeezing data out of utilities is hard. Arcadia just raised $200 million to make the process simpler

Data deluge

Envirotec Magazine

More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format.

Eco Friendly Office: Creating the Ideal Green Home Office Environment

Green Business Bureau

Remote Work Is Here To Stay: Employees Should Create the Ideal Green Home Office. Over the last couple of years, there’s been a distinct business shift towards the adoption of remote operations.

May 11 Perkins Coie Breakfast Series Event

CleanTech Alliance

Speakers will explore emerging opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and operating costs, as well as to generate revenue through diverse co-products.

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Solar Panel Degradation: How Long Solar Panel Last

The Environmental Blog

Solar panels are the new renewable energy that makes quite some impact in work. However, just installing one and forgetting about it is not the right way to make use of this excellent energy source. Did you know that there is a set life span for every solar panel?

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Mold in Your Water-Damaged Home

U.S. Green Technology

Although found chiefly outdoors, molds can also be present indoors. They can enter your home through the open windows, doorways, and vents. It can also get attached to people’s clothes, shoes, and even your pests. Whenever there is excess moisture, it becomes a suitable environment for molds to grow.

How ESG ratings are built

GreenBiz

The process of creating comprehensive ratings for thousands of companies is mind boggling. It's also fraught with a multitude of challenges

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Danish firm trials turning offshore wind turbine foundations into safe havens for corals

Envirotec Magazine

Artist’s impression of future coral growth potential. A still from the ReCoral explainer video (note: This is not a scientific illustration of the possible scale, species, or size of the corals).

Sun Valley Solar Appoints SRP Veteran to Lead Commercial Business Development

Sun Valley Solar

CHANDLER, Ariz. May 11, 2022) – Sun Valley Solar Solutions is proud to announce the appointment of Jonah Roehl as Commercial Business Development Manager. Roehl joins Sun Valley Solar Solutions after more than 23 years at SRP, where he held various key account management roles.

What to Know About Washington’s Cap and Invest Rulemaking

CleanTech Alliance

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which was passed by the Washington state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Inslee in 2021, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. Public Policy

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How Can You Help the Environment At Home?

The Environmental Blog

People are waking up to the urgency of the climate crisis , and everyone who acknowledges the gravity of the situation wants to take meaningful action.

5 Tips on Making an Eco-Friendly Business Event

U.S. Green Technology

Assuring Your Event Matches its Environmental Mission Too often there are business events that deign to be eco-friendly but by dint of their very organization end up producing excess carbon over not having the event at all. What a Catch-22!

The sustainability job market is booming. What does that mean for hiring?

GreenBiz

Just saying you want a job in sustainability isn't enough anymore. Students with the right degrees are still struggling to find jobs in the sector

Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

Envirotec Magazine

The new alerting capabilities are available to users of Zephyr® air quality monitors.

Alphemita Financial Services: Offering Sustainable Finance Solutions and Planning (With ESG Investments and a Green Culture)

Green Business Bureau

Alphemita Financial Services stands as a model green business. CEO DeeDee Baze created Alphemita Financial Services , a comprehensive financial service provider that’s dedicated to supporting women while also operating in alignment with DeeDee’s strong values and ethics.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 26

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, May 26, 2022 CEIP data aggregation review closes June 3 Commerce has completed its initial aggregation of consumer-owned utility clean energy implementation plans (CEIP). The aggregate spreadsheet and a webinar on the agency’s aggregation process are available on the Compliance and Reporting webpage. Commerce is asking utilities and the public to review the aggregate […].

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8 Carbon-Neutral Household Products for the Conscious Consumer

The Environmental Blog

If you’re like many conscious consumers, you’re probably at least a little bit concerned about the size of your carbon footprint. Every time we buy a new product, drive a car, take a flight or flip on the air conditioner, we contribute to carbon pollution.

Saving Your Home from Energy Vampires

U.S. Green Technology

Post-coronavirus inflation has sent the cost of groceries, gas and other essential goods soaring. Utilities are particularly steep — mainly due to natural gas price hikes — with the average electricity rate 10.7% higher than a year ago.

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The secret life of ESG ratings

GreenBiz

Part 1 of a three-part series on ratings and ratings agencies and some of the challenges they are facing

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Trade body urges industry to prepare for heat pumps demand

Envirotec Magazine

Electrotechnical and engineering services body ECA is urging the industry to fully engage with Government initiatives to decarbonise heat , including the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), launched this week.

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The Green Business Certification Checklist: How To Prepare and Plan for Success 

Green Business Bureau

PREPARING FOR A GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION WITH A CHECKLIST.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 25

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 25, 2022 The UTC is at the forefront of clean energy transformation in Washington State. Stay up to date and get involved! May 27 Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon – Energy Decarbonization Pathways Engagement Meeting – The UTC is holding a kick-off meeting to […]. Public Policy clean energy bulletin utc weekly bulletin

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Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

Charged

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis.