Aerial building shot

Change Agent for Sustainable Technologies: Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers is an award-winning, charitable organization committed to educating and inspiring kids to protect animals and the wild spaces they need to survive. With a message like this, you can see why the organization is committed to practicing what it preaches, and sharing that me
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Andy working

I (Really Do!) Work in a Green Building

Shan Bates’ post on how a tenant could benefit from buildings systems integration struck a chord with me. It’s probably because it is what my Facilities team has been working on for the past 3 years.   A typical day for an employee at Earth Rangers looks like this: carpool to the
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Wastewater treatment facility

The Smart Grid for Water

Energy is rightfully top of mind for building professionals, and it should be with its cost and environmental impact. Looking at buildings specifically, which consume about 40% of primary global energy this is natural and obvious focal point. Less obvious is the link that water has to
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Schneider's EV

Electric Vehicles & Energy Management

I recently had an opportunity to drive a Nissan Leaf for a period of four days. I was struck by how easy it was to incorporate into my usual habits…and how much energy (and money) I saved in that period. The car is not a sleeper (car-lover jargon for “a car with something specia
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2012 LEED platinum plaque

Our Journey to LEED Platinum

  That said, once we moved in, we started to learn how we could improve the building beyond the initial design, and we wanted to prove that these results were very impressive indeed. This is why we decided to certify the building again, under the LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED
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