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Becoming a Sustainability Leader within the Business World

Becoming a Sustainability Leader within the Business World

Senior leadership is the most critical driver of sustainability within a business, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Coca-Cola Enterprises. Some 44 percent of firms say engagement with business leaders will be the most important factor in successfully implementing a sustainability strategy over the next three years, the study found.

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Energizing Your Business with the EIC

The EIC is the leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify and pursue business opportunities globally. Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of over 650 UK-registered companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.

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U.S. Green Building Council: A Sustainable Office Environment

For many college students, summer is about lounging by the pool or catching up on some much-needed pleasure reading. For others, summer is a time to gain real world job experience, also known as an internship. So I chose the latter for how I would spend my summer and flocked to the nation’s capital to pursue some amazing opportunities.

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Is Climate Change Happening?

A recent survey of the Association of Energy Engineers’ (AEE) membership, based on 2,967 responses, has revealed that 83% of respondents believe climate change is happening (go to www.aeecenter.org/2013markettrends for full report), and 74% of those individuals believe that climate change is a manmade phenomenon, with 85% indicating that the federal government should take action to combat the negative effects of climate change.

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10 Pinterest Boards for Green Builders

There’s a reason Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform of all time, and the third most popular overall after Facebook and Twitter. The big, bright photos (and very little text) in a broad range of categories—from travel to architecture to “geek”—makes it very easy to get hooked.

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The Most Energy Efficient City in the US

When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office in January, green building advocates lose a strong ally. But they are determined to make sure his shoes are filled to their liking.

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NY Electric Grid to Accommodate Clean Energy

Funding Supports Energy Highway Blueprint to Develop “Smart Grid” Technologies to Improve Power Flows, Promote Clean Energy and Lower Costs to Consumers

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The Evolution of Intelligent Energy Efficiency

We are now on the verge of a third revolution, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. This one will be abetted by the convergence of the internet and distributed energy, creating new ways to do business, communicate, and build wealth. Rifkin calls this a “new economic paradigm for the 21st century.”

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