|Feb. 2, 2010|
Green Electrical Sells: Motor Upgrades Set to Power Greener Industrial Sector
By Dan Carazo
NEMA Premium® Industrial Motors are set to power future sales.More
NAED Going Green Inside & Out Tools
Did you miss a webinar on the energy management market or how corporate sustainability pays? No problem. Like all of NAED’s research-in-action webinars, the Going Green Inside & Out webinars are available to members through the NAED Learning Center.
Listen to these informative learning sessions at your convenience to boost your knowledge of corporate sustainability and selling energy management solutions. Go to www.naedlearningcenter.org and enter your user name and password to access the Going Green - Inside & Out webinars as well as many other educational programs to keep you and your company ahead of the curve.More
Remember the ASHRAE 90.1 standard? There’s a new standard in town, which goes by the name 189.1. Years in the marking, it promises to take green construction to a new level. Links and quotes provide access to the standard & various hopes and dreams.
Also in the Channel – a look at green from the installer’s point-of-view, including nutty stuff from the Chicago suburbs, and financing (from PG&E) for a California op.More
Many things are possible, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (a DoE operation) says – including the Eastern U.S. reaching 20% wind generating capacity by 2024 and the creation of 40,000 wind-construction jobs (4,000 of ‘em permanent) by 2030.
Also Powerful – to balance things out, we posted some bad news items about wind power as well, including the abandonment of HUGE earlier plans by T. Boone Pickens.More
Ameren, Idaho Power, and National Grid are among the utilities trying really hard to encourage customer energy efficiency. Among other things you'll learn, folks in Idaho are paying a 4.75% EE rider on their monthly electricity bills, a relatively high surcharge.
Also Efficient – Albertson's puts LEDs to work in freezers, McDonald’s works to cut energy use by 3% per location, and expanding the savings in Auburn, MA.More
You can recreate the wheel on sustainability, or you can follow trails blazed by others and save some time and effort. This week GreenRoom offers resources on avoiding mistakes in green marketing, how to fabricate a corporate sustainable report, and more.
Also of Sustenance – the Securities & Exchange Commission now says that, if climate change poses risks to a company, that company must talk about it.More
GREEN DATA POINTS
Have you heard that greener buildings are smarter for companies – i.e., they make more financial sense? And have you also heard that workers in greener buildings are more productive? This week’s GDP includes links to the original 63-page and 31-page reports.
Also Pointed – green products from the 2010 International Builders Show (a 12-product slide show plus access to 15 more); plus software, a book, a database, etc.More