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Panasonic Photosynthesis Concept Comes in Milan

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Panasonic Photosynthesis Concept Comes in Milan

Panasonic Corporation has opened the doors to its “Photosynthesis” concept installation, showcasing its total solutions for creating, saving, storing and managing energy during the course of the Milano Salone del Mobile 2012, a design expo in Milan, Italy. [ Also Read: IBM Making Green Highway for Electric Vehicles ] At this year’s exhibition, Panasonic is [...]

Go Green Forever Stamps to Save Energy

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Go Green Forever Stamps to Save Energy

The U.S. Postal Service saved more than $34 million and generated $24 million in 2011 by reducing energy, water, consumables, petroleum fuel use and solid waste to landfills, conservation efforts encouraged by the Go Green Forever stamps. The Postal Service recycled 215,000 tons of material, which saved $14 million in landfill fees and yielded $24 [...]

Hyundai’s New U.S. Headquarters Building

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Hyundai’s New U.S. Headquarters Building

Hyundai Motor America released on Tuesday a rendering of its proposed new U.S. headquarters building in Fountain Valley, California, its U.S. base of operations for the past two decades. The new building will represent more than a $150 million investment, the largest amount ever committed to an office building in the U.S. by Hyundai Motor [...]

Honeywell Opens Biomass-Fueled Steam Plant

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Honeywell Opens Biomass-Fueled Steam Plant

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) and Honeywell unveiled Friday the school’s Renewable Energy Center (REC), one of the largest university biomass installations in the country, as part of a grand opening ceremony held on campus for students, faculty and the broader Charleston community. The REC is a 19,000-square-foot steam plant that will provide heat for buildings [...]

New Energy-Efficient Street Lights to Save Costs

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New Energy-Efficient Street Lights to Save Costs

Savings of $1.1 million annually in electricity costs are expected with 14,000 new energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) street lights from Philips in Boston. Improving the city’s energy use and environmental footprint, more than 14,000 mercury-vapor street and roadway luminaires are being replaced in Boston neighborhoods by Philips Hadco’s New RX1 and RX2. The LED’s – [...]

How Facebook Saves Data Center Energy

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How Facebook Saves Data Center Energy

Seeking to transform the energy efficiency of global data centers, the online social network Facebook has launched the Open Compute Project, an initiative to share the custom-engineered technology in its first dedicated data center in Prineville, Oregon. This technology, according to Facebook, delivered a 38 percent increase in energy efficiency at 24 percent lower cost [...]

What is a Net-Zero Energy Bank Location?

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What is a Net-Zero Energy Bank Location?

Ask TD Bank, a leading bank in America. It is trying to become as green as possible. The bank says it is building a net-zero energy bank location in the United States. The new net-zero energy TD Bank store will open this spring in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It was announced today, Feb. 1. A June [...]

What McDonald’s is Doing to Taste Green

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What McDonald’s is Doing to Taste Green

A rebuilt McDonald’s restaurant in Riverside, Calif., became the first McDonald’s west of the Mississippi, and the fourth in the U.S., to seek LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The restaurant, located at 2242 University Avenue, opened to the public Thursday, Oct. 14.  Among the other corporate initiatives to embrace green practices, Whirlpool [...]

Shell, MIT to Work on Energy Tech Solutions

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Shell, MIT to Work on Energy Tech Solutions

Shell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have signed an agreement to invest $25 million in the research and development of high value, sustainable technologies designed to drive innovation in energy delivery. “This collaboration accents Shell’s commitment to develop new technologies and drive innovative solutions to address the global energy challenge,” said Gerald Schotman, [...]

Disney Fairy Tinker Bell Offers Tips to Save Energy

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Disney Fairy Tinker Bell Offers Tips to Save Energy

A new series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs), created by Disney, provides kids with useful tips to reduce energy consumption in their homes. In a nationwide effort to reduce energy consumption, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The Advertising Council launched a new series of PSAs designed to inspire today’s youth and their parents [...]

Whirlpool Manufacturing Facility to Add Jobs

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Whirlpool Manufacturing Facility to Add Jobs

Whirlpool Corporation has announced plans to build an approximately 1 million square foot manufacturing facility for built-in, premium cooking products in Cleveland, Tennessee. The energy-efficient, LEED-certified facility will replace the existing, 100-year old manufacturing plant located at 740 King Edward Avenue, South East, said Whirlpool in a statement issued Wednesday (September 1). A 400,000 square [...]

Small Businesses Fearing a Second Recession

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Small Businesses Fearing a Second Recession

Small business owners’ confidence in the economy soured significantly from July to August in the largest one-month decline since November 2009, according to the Discover Small Business Watch – a monthly index. Business owners expressed a negative outlook for the economy in general and skepticism that economic conditions would get better for their businesses in [...]

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