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ISO New England Releases Its Biennial, Long-term System Plan

ISO New England Releases Its Biennial, Long-term System Plan

ISO New England predicts declining loads due to solar, efficiency utilitydrive.com, November 7, 2017 Dive Brief: ISO New England last week issued its biennial, long-term system plan, finding the rise of solar resources along with energy efficiency advances will lead to a 10-year downturn in load growth and summer peak demand. According to the 2017 Regional

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New York City Mayor Announces Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency

New York City Mandates Existing Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency Clean Technica, September 18, 2017 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates on building owners to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of existing buildings, in a move that will affect NYC’s 14,500 least-efficient buildings, which together produce 24% of the city’s

ZNE

ZNE Market Barriers for K—14 Decision Makers in California

This study investigates decision-making patterns and funding practices, as well as the feasibility of implementing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in kindergarten through twelfth grade schools (K-12) and community colleges (collectively referred to as “K-14”). While California has seen several notable verified ZNE schools constructed recently, no schools have yet been retrofit to meet this standard;

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Investment in Energy Efficiency Increasing With 70% of Organizations Taking Notice

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise Facility Executive, October 12, 2017 Global interest and investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy is on the rise: 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago, and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. These are

The Cannabis Conservancy

A Zondits Interview: The Cannabis Conservancy

Zondits analyst, Todd Winner, sat down with Brittny Anderson, Director of Operations at The Cannabis Conservancy (TCC) to learn more about the organization and their sustainability certification process. Can you explain briefly what the Cannabis Conservancy does? What is your goal? The Cannabis Conservancy (TCC) provides sustainability certification to cannabis organizations that adhere to good agricultural practices, are free

Hershey Company

Hershey Sweetens Its Corporate Sustainability Efforts with “25 by 25” Plan

Lisa Markowski for Zondits Although those “fun size” wrappers seem like inefficient packaging, The Hershey Company has earned a pass this Halloween in light of its ambitious plan to strengthen an already impressive culture of environmental consciousness. In 2016 the chocolate giant announced its 25 by 25 corporate sustainability campaign, in which it aims to eliminate

PACE

PACE Financing Allows Energy Efficient Building Upgrades to Historic Buildings

Historic buildings or energy efficiency? Texas gets both, with innovative financing. Environmental Defense Fund, October 3, 2017 When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history

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