A recent post from Tufts University suggests that the benefits of DST are not necessarily related to energy savings.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has bolstered its long-standing reputation as a sustainability leader by earning the highest possible rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE was founded in 2005 to foster global sustainability within higher education institutions, leading to an “ecologically […]
TOMORROW’S HOME BUYER – TRENDS & DATA POINTS AROUND PREFERENCE, ATTITUDE AND VALUE FOR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY builderonline.com Over the summer, the U.S. eclipsed 2 million Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) rated homes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to research done by the National Renewable Energy Lab, HERS rated homes made up […]
Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program provides great benefit to the manufacturing sector and engineering students alike. The program provides cost-savings recommendations to industry while giving students on-the-job experience in the energy engineering field. I worked at the IAC at Oregon State University during my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Now […]
UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope […]