sustainability

Walmart works to cut $1 billion from annual energy costs

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

Walmart is eyeing greater energy efficiency and less reliance on fossil fuels as key drivers of its low-cost, low-price business model. The company announced several new targets April 16 that are designed to put it further along the path to becoming supplied 100 percent by renewable energy and to save an estimated $1 billion annually in | Read More

Tags: , , , ,

FIGHT: GOP vs Energy Efficiency

roosevelt
August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

This blog post comes from a Guest contributor at CleanTechnica Before I launch into this article, let me share a few things about myself that may help to explain all of this.  Ever since I can remember, my life has revolved around being a Republican. When I was in first grade, I remember seeing Reagan | Read More

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Energy Efficiency: World 1, USA 0

Olympic-medals-2012
August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Even though the United States won the the most overall medals at the London Olympics, it falls short against its competitors in energy efficiency.  According to a recent published ACEEE report ranking the energy efficiency of the world’s 12 largest economies. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t even in the running for a top spot. With a long history of energy | Read More

Tags: , , , , ,

FACT CHECK: T5 Retrofit Kit & UL

UL_Logo
February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas, Informational | No Comments

Here at the home office of The Green Savings Company, we field many calls about our product and of course get questions about our competitors. For the customers it usually comes down to two things: having the UL and price. Since we started in 2009, there have been several companies that have also begun selling a T5 retrofit kit. We welcome this competition as it good for the customer, but unfortunately they get bamboozled into believing something that is not true. For example, there are multiple outlets that state on there website that there kits are “UL approved” (there is no such thing) and have even written a press release to this affect. The Green Savings Company has contacted these companies to ask what there UL file number is and they say that it is, “tested to UL standards” or that the number is “UL 935”.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Can Energy Efficiency be Good for the Economy?

green govt
February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

When it comes to an energy policy, numerous attempts have been tried to no avail. There is one statement that both Democrats and Republicans can agree: We need to use less energy. It is how to go about reducing our energy consumption where the parties disagree.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Real Estate Management Goes Green

jones-lang-lasalle
February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Blog | 9 Comments

Those are some of the top-level findings of a profile of the real estate management industry published this week in Pension & Investments magazine. The article, by Arleen Jacobius, finds — perhaps not surprisingly, given the outlet — that at least part of the growth in green in the real estate management industry comes from a | Read More

Tags: , , , , ,

Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools

A newly built green school in Alexandria, Va., features a rooftop garden that will filter rainwater for use in the school’s nonpotable water system.
January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall building operations. The program, celebrated during a tree planting ceremony at the Department of Education headquarters, will help cash-strapped schools save money and prepare students for 21st century jobs.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Screw You (and that new bulb)

LED-Bulbs-VS-CFL-Bulbs-VS-Incandescent-Bulbs
December 21st, 2011 | Posted in Blog, Bright Ideas | No Comments

By requiring that light bulbs use at least 25 percent less electricity, the nation would use less energy, manufacturers would invent more efficient types of bulbs and the planet would be spared millions of tons of carbon emissions every year. Pretty good idea, huh?

Tags: , , , , ,

Energy Efficiency Investments Remain Strong Despite Global Recession

lightbulb_energy_buildings
November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Despite a global recession, investment levels in energy efficiency have remained strong according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) released by Johnson Controls. The survey of more than 2,800 executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings worldwide found that 56% of respondents say they have invested the same or | Read More

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Corporate Sustainability: Implementing Environmental and Social Issues

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Given the complexity of achieving corporate sustainability, it is so important to examine the opportunities and challenges that face corporate America from every angle. Each company has its own take on the methods and tactics that best fit their goals to go green and according to 48 sustainability executives polled by Deloitte Consulting this summer, | Read More

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,