Commercial buildings utilise more than 42 per cent of all electricity produced, yet waste up to 50 percent of it. Now, more than ever before, we need Smarter Buildings.
IT-based solutions play a major role in driving triple bottom line performance, and streamlining daily operations to keep a company’s sustainability house in order.
Utilizing smart building strategies to reduce environmental impact, ensure occupant satisfaction, drive better business outcomes, and maximize asset value. Investments in green buildings can produce measurable financial value.
Now that rooftop solar is more widespread we can establish a simplified “lowest common denominator” of solar installation standards that will apply to the vast majority of residential rooftop systems.
The challenges British Columbia currently faces with scaling-up renewables are common to virtually all developed countries, and are also emerging in developing countries.
Every city can become smarter. Smart cities start with smart systems that work for the benefit of both residents and the environment. The cities that succeed in making the transition to ‘smart’ will be those that improve their critical systems by combining a bottom-up, systems-centric approach with a top-down, data-centric one.
This paper examines nine diverse systems, to elicit the type and level of economic regulation that can encourage financial sustainability while providing customers with reasonably priced energy services.
What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. Water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet 'free', life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.
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13 March 2018
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