The Green Ribbon Commission released the “Carbon Free Boston” report in January 2019, a long-term framework and ambitious plan to identify the most effective combination of technologies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Converse’s Boston Headquarters Gets a Bold Visual Statement Design: Retail, October 6, 2016 Taking a product from concept to completion requires collaboration. And when the idea involves an iconic product, like Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, it is a process that gets everyone excited. The Converse design team presented their vision to New York-based Lukas Lighting […]
Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits The Summit Farms solar facility is a landmark collaboration of three Boston-area institutions to collectively purchase 60 MW of power from a solar farm in North Carolina. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation came together to buy the power from Dominion, which […]
Boston Identifies Dozens of Potential Microgrid Sites in Major Community Energy Study Microgrid Knowledge, February 17, 2016. Image credit: skeeze Boston has identified dozens of potential microgrid sites that together with other community energy projects could save as much as $1.7 billion, according to a new report issued by the city. The Boston Community Energy Study […]
ACEEE. Image credit: Timothy Valentine Intelligent Efficiency Conference Overview Intelligent efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets. Achieving this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency, technology, and user communities. These communities are largely distinct, and few opportunities have existed to date for the energy efficiency and technology communities to […]
Amanda Gassé for Zondits, October 15, 2015 Boston’s super old, super green buildings Boston.com, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Riccardo Diotallevi Large luxury apartment buildings are continuing to pop up around Boston – a stark contrast from the historic brownstones and triple-deckers that have been making their mark on the city since its founding. The newcomers are […]
MIT awarded Dept. of Energy grant to create and deploy energy-saving travel information and incentives system MIT News, August 6, 2015. Image credit: WikimediaImages The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that MIT researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), received a $3,990,128 grant to design, build, and […]
Barcelona: The most wired city in the world Fortune, July 29, 2015. Image credit: frankieleon For cities the possibilities seem endless. Officials around the world who find themselves grappling with tight budgets and rocketing bills have seized on this tsunami of data as a way to cut costs and overhaul systems that have barely changed in […]