8 things sustainable businesses care about If you’ve ever wondered “What is sustainability?” when it comes to business, this infographic can help. It reveals eight of the most common areas companies tend to focus on when they implement sustainable business practices. Rest assured that business and sustainability can coexist. And businesses are discovering that focusing…

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What is green building? Explaining eco-friendly construction What is green building? Simply put, it’s the environmentally-conscious construction (and operation) of buildings.  For many good reasons, construction using green technology is becoming more common. Several of these reasons are outlined in a recent article from Smart Cities Dive. But before we get to those, let’s first understand…

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10 simple ways to reduce business energy costs You might not think much about paying your electric bill every month. And if you do, well, that’s just the cost of doing business, right? Not exactly. Take a moment to consider the energy you’re likely paying for that room in your office no one ever seems…

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Funding commercial solar projects: How to get that photovoltaic new car smell Not so long ago your choice for financing a new solar energy system was simple—come up with the money to pay for it. Today, the solar industry is more financially sophisticated, offering a number of different ways to make this renewable energy resource…

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If your organization’s going solar, you’re automatically launching two long-term business partnerships. The first will be with the solar company that plans and builds your photovoltaic (PV) solar system. That partnership is going to start with the ongoing interactions that will take place during the solar installation process. Your other long-term partner will be the local…

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Solar is trending as a top renewable energy investment worldwide For the first time, global energy markets in many parts of the developing world are registering solar power as the cheapest form of new electricity for renewable energy investment opportunities. The milestone is noteworthy as these lower solar prices do not include government subsidies or…

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Millennials look beyond profit toward a more sustainable future Traditionally, companies have pointed to a positive bottom line as a benchmark of success, but a new wave of entrepreneurs may be changing that equation by factoring social and environmental measures into a triple bottom line.  Companies and organizations are increasingly adopting sustainable business practices to…

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Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money Earth Month is around the corner, and it’s a reminder of us how important it is to live a greener lifestyle  — not just in April but all year long. Accomplishing this doesn’t have to be difficult AND living greener can help save homeowners money. Here are some tips…

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5 Misconceptions about the effects of weather on solar panels If you hail from the Mid-Atlantic region, home of the dreaded Nor’easter, you’ve probably wondered about the effects of extreme weather on solar panels. Makes sense—Nor’easters are not just storms. These radical weather events occur when the southbound polar jet stream meets the warm air…

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