Global climate change is a phenomenon that is creating unprecedented business challenges that are being felt from the production floor to the boardroom. Growing interest in corporate eco-efficiency by both consumers and investors is creating new business opportunities.
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.
Many factors are causing IT organizations to look at their environmental scorecards. The rising worldwide demand for power, inherent complications of power creation and usage, the ongoing debate about global warming, and steady demand for more IT services at less cost are driving more focus on green IT.
Water and energy are closely intertwined: Conserving one inevitably conserves the other. Similar disciplines drive water and energy savings and help communities, businesses and households operate more sustainably.
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.
The current economic uncertainty, societal discontent and environmental inflection points coincide with the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can, increase efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve reliability of compliance and enhance community quality of life.
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.
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