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by Better Buildings Beat Team on May 10, 2022
With buildings dating back to the 1850s, Bard College faces its fair share of challenges to decarbonization. From harnessing geothermal energy to piloting micro hydro dams, the college is taking innovative approaches to cutting greenhouse gas emissions across campus. In this conversation with...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 05, 2022
Registration is now open for the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, happening May 17-19, 2022. This year’s Summit will be in person and will convene Better Buildings and Better Plants partners across sectors and include industry experts, stakeholders, and other leaders in efficiency and...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 01, 2021
Tackling low-hanging fruit in energy efficiency may not seem important, but for the energy-intensive manufacturing industry, it can have a significant impact on energy and cost savings. Watch the video below to hear how LED lighting saves Steelcase nearly $200,000 annually in energy costs – along...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 18, 2021
Put your industrial facility on the right path toward carbon reduction with three tips from Mani Balakrishnan of Zebra Technologies. Carve out 6 minutes to watch his conversation with Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and hear how science...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Nov 11, 2021
Collaboration, teamwork, and partnerships. According to Ian Lahiff of the City of Orlando, these are the key ingredients to a successful energy efficiency and decarbonization program. Building a coalition allows sustainability projects to run more smoothly and get done faster. Orlando’s solar...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 27, 2021
The healthcare sector faces unique challenges in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency – but with unique challenges come unique opportunities. Tim Wilson of Gundersen Health System shares the organization’s new efficiency projects and two things you can do right now...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Sep 23, 2021
Before building new or rehabbing existing multifamily housing buildings, consider steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Julie Klump of Preservation of Affordable Housing shares recommendations for how to harness passive housing design now to cut carbon and increase resilience in...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 23, 2021
As the public and private sectors pursue organization-wide goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, commercial food service kitchens and restaurants face multiple challenges: identifying new opportunities to improve energy efficiency while adhering to changing local and state regulations...