Tag Archives: Environmental technology

Could Buildings power themselves in the coming future?

Ubiquitous Energy

“Glass with integrated solar cells which converts IR and some visible light into electricity – this means that the power for an entire building can be supplemented using the roof and façade areas”, in a recent article in the Business Insider – Photovoltaic Transparent Glass was listed as one of the 17 Emerging energy technologies that will change the world. ...

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When eco and business collide, we get a better planet

Though not exactly what he had in mind at the time, Kermit the Frog said it best: It’s not easy being green. Cities like Portland, OR do their best to make it easy for their citizens to recycle. But in the process, end up making it difficult and confusing just to dispose of a piece of trash. There is not ...

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The Top Five Reasons to Go After Green Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies green jobs as jobs in industries or companies that create products or services that help the environment or preserve natural resources, or jobs that entail reducing the environmental footprint of production practices. As of a recent report using data from 2010, the Economic Policy Institute says that the top five states for green jobs ...

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Top 5 Green Hotels

It’s not easy to create green hotels. Most existing chains agree that retrofitting the HVAC system in every franchise, renovating interiors in favor of green materials, and making other major overhauls would be great. But most also agree it’s just not feasible, especially during this economy. That said, there are plenty of smaller ways hotel chains can be green. For ...

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3 Ways to Make Motorcycle Riding Greener

Motorcycles represent 2.8 percent of total vehicle registrations in the United States, according to Hedges Company. But as people place more importance on decreasing the environmental impact of their day to day driving, they turn to greener options. Green Choices notes that motorcycles put less wear and tear on roadways, take up less parking room, and also reduce the amount of space ...

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How to Get Your Company to Accept the Cost of Going Green

Face it: As a project manager, your aim is to ensure that company projects are successful. Black and green are your favorite colors—you want the company to be in the black, and the path to making this happen is completely green. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to save the company some “greens”—or money—by being an efficient project manager, and there’s ...

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Rising Sun: The Slow Transition to Solar Power

Moving toward a solar energy world is the goal for many environmentalists. But the road to a golden radiation energy scenario is fraught with economic issues. With all the excitement in the industry, the big question remains: Can the long-term promise of renewable energy shift down to common, everyday use by homeowners and businesses? For the most part it can, ...

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