Hawaii Energy and the Energy Excelerator, our company, Pono Home, just kicked off a project to retrofit up to 5,000 homes for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA).
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A new report sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies makes a strong case that collaboration between cities and corporations is necessary to address climate change.
Many businesses and communities have been recent recipients of awards that recognize exceptional green business practices.
COP21 has the potential to impact fuel consumption practices around the world. But how will businesses cope?
Fabric that generates electricity. Sounds like something from The Jetsons, right? Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have brought us a step closer to the future. They’re developing a fabric that can harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
Camelina oilseed is part of a new biofuel industry initiative that has significant potential for an eco-business.
Energy efficiency is, hands-down, the most effective way for us to get to a low or no carbon future. According to an analysis by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (see above), it’s the absolute cheapest source of energy, by a 3 to 1 margin, that we can explore. It’s (relatively) easy, it’s inexpensive, and the technology is proven […]
Learn the history of Energy Star Appliances and how it can help save homeowners money and emissions.
One way for small businesses to green up their operations can be through choosing a renewable energy source, whether it’s a rooftop solar installation or the purchase of clean energy through their local utility. However, a much lower hanging fruit for small business sustainability initiatives, and one that can have a big positive effect on […]
We live in an era where sources of non-renewable energy are fast depleting. However, thanks to the evolving technology, renewable energy sources are being tapped as potent alternatives that will, hopefully, continue to support the demand for energy in the future. Meanwhile, it is up to us to conserve power for our own benefit in […]
Investing a little more money upfront in your buildings and facilities in order to incorporate green building technologies and techniques can end up putting more money back in the small business owner’s pockets. Buildings that are energy and water efficient help to cut down the impacts on resources held in common (our air and water […]
One incredibly common household appliance, the electric clothes dryer, is responsible for a whopping 2% of electricity consumption in the US, often consuming as much as the refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher combined. And while many other appliances have received much more attention, and therefore benefited from advanced energy efficiency technologies, electric clothes dryers have […]
Beyond reducing energy consumption for buildings and businesses because of environmental concerns, boosting the energy efficiency of companies, homes, and organizations can also help them to save money. For those with an aptitude for math, building and construction, and energy issues, starting an energy efficiency auditing company could be a great green business idea. 1. […]
Could an online game help teach homeowners and renters alike how to make better energy decisions and make their living spaces more energy efficient? An interactive energy saving tool disguised as a game, Dropoly aims to help its players reduce their energy usage, thereby saving money and reducing their carbon footprint at the same time. […]
When it comes to building energy efficiency, every little bit counts, but the best gains can be had by designing it in at the planning stage for new buildings and renovations. This startup believes they have a quick and simple solution to that, by helping architects, designers, and renovators to easily calculate and visualize the […]
Pike Research, part of Navigant, recently released a White Paper that takes an in-depth view at public perception of 13 energy topics. The study uses a 1,000 person sample to show favorability and un-favorability energy topics such as transportation, renewable technology, nuclear, clean coal, and smart grid topics.
If you are an enlightened business owner of an older family run restaurant, you might be feeling a little lost about going green, but there’s actually many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint without majorly overhauling your operations.