Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
Smart elevators know where you're going and the quickest way to get there, eliminating endless waits and crowded cars that stop at every floor.
3 | July 17, 2012 1:00am |
Making freight rail and waterborne transportation infrastructure a national priority could open up a $1 billion export market for American renewables, writes energy columnist Chris Nelder.
15 | July 25, 2012 3:00am |
Released during Fashion Week in New York, a report from Pantone analyzes the most popular colors on the catwalks. Savvy designers will likely use them in products across industries next year.
September 8, 2012 8:11am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
A shortage of factory workers in China hits close to home for Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
11 | March 4, 2013 6:04am |
At the Internet Week New York conference, corporate executives say consumers expect more when it comes to companies' attempts to "do good."
3 | June 10, 2010 1:22pm |
Minimizing waste along the food chain: it's good for the environment, but even better for the bottom line. The "mega-movement" is just beginning.
11 | January 15, 2013 1:33am |
A new vehicle gives the commuters in cities the option of powering it by solar electricity or pedal power.
10 | July 27, 2012 3:00am |
Beware unintended consequences! Pervasive use could undermine efficiency gains.
85 | December 5, 2012 4:14am |
Can anyone, or any company, cultivate creativity? There are five ways to do so -- and succeed in making innovative products. So says author and Parsons professor Bruce Nussbaum.
2 | March 13, 2013 12:00pm |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder reviews why unconventional oil pushes oil prices higher, and forecasts oil prices through 2014 and beyond.
26 | June 13, 2012 3:00am |
World Water Day: Unless sustainable water resource management practices are implemented, more than half of the world's population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to a...
11 | March 22, 2011 8:32am |
Non-profit news organizations develop new ways to tell a story and play watchdog, while tech gurus now share the bylines. Is the future of news already here?
6 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
This cannery on wheels is helping microbreweries, and even nanobreweries, get on the beer-can bandwagon.
5 | January 17, 2013 3:00am |
Darden Restaurants, home to Red Lobster and Olive Garden, is one of the largest purchasers of seafood. What is the company doing to ensure there will be plated lobsters for the next generation?
4 | September 1, 2010 2:00am |
The proprietor of a 20,000 sq. ft. coworking space and classroom in Brooklyn discusses entrepreneurism, expansion and education without degrees.
1 | January 18, 2013 1:20am |
A panel of experts at the National Building Museum talks about the life cycle of plastic; the role of green chemistry in eliminating hazardous materials; and new alternative materials,...
8 | February 23, 2011 2:00am |
A house designed and built with a computer, printer, and plywood might be the home of the future.
17 | May 6, 2012 7:58pm |
A vocal critic of the music industry's aging business models, Kulash spoke with us about working with brands instead of labels and discussed the future for musicians.
March 18, 2013 2:21am |
A "sub-critical" nuclear reactor design essentially allows for an off-switch.
37 | March 14, 2011 4:04am |