Sustainability

Charting a Path for a New Energy Future for Sebastopol

How do we create an adequate action plan to ensure our sustainability during times of crisis? The city of Sebastopol, California created an energy plan that any city would be smart to follow. This report was created back in 2007, but it is still relevant today and evenmore so now during this...Read more

Big Plans to Save the Planet Depend on Nanoscopic Materials Improving Energy Storage

It starts with addressing the state of the world and acknowledging the needed change to avoid a problematic future. It then goes into the problem of energy distribution and storage. With the popular sources of renewable sources, wind and solar, there is no way to regulate the intake due to...Read more

Conca - Pandemic Energy Use - 2020

The article comments on the changes in consumption that have been reported in the past weeks, mainly as the United States (and other Western Countries) have come to witness the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the article, the reporter mentions Energy peaks shifting hours and patterns and...Read more

Aspen's Path to 100% Renewable Energy

This artifact is an analysis of utility use by the city of Aspen Colorado and how they became one of the very few US cities to use solely renewable energy. This is important because it shows a successful example of a city in the US where the infrastructure has seamlessly transitioned to...Read more

H&M - Closing Doors to Open Savings

The case study attached is focused on the implementation of the Closed-Door Store Policy for the retailer H&M. As a fast-fashion retailer with sustainability goals, one major area of potential improvement revolved around energy savings at brick and mortar stores. In this case study,...Read more

THE RENEWABLE POWER OF THE MINE

This is a report by the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment calling attention to how mining companies have integrated renewables in their mining operations. This can be adopted to attract renewable power investments which can also be leveraged to provide power to communities surrounding...Read more

Day - Sustainable Infrastructure Coronavirus - 2020

This article comments on the impact of coronavirus on the construction field and which projects are taking precedence over others. Precedence is now being given to specific building construction over continuing projects on power and renewable energy.Read more

America's First All-Renewable-Energy City

This article addresses Burlington Vermont's history and how they began their journey to use renewable energy sources. To start, a unique source they use is biomass using wood from fallen trees around the area. While using wood for biomass energy may be harmful at the household level...Read more

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