Water conservation involves the reduction in usage of water as well as the recycling of waste water for various purposes, including cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. A major issue for both consumers and industry alike, water conservation is increasingly important in a world with a rapidly growing population, particularly in urban areas.
Scott Wicker, a 34-year UPS employee, hopes to bring engineering discipline to the logistics giant's ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts.
13 | March 21, 2011 6:22am |
The city of Portland, Maine awarded a $9.4 million contract to Ameresco to implement an energy efficiency program on 45 buildings across the city.
March 16, 2011 8:42am |
The consumer products giant is the latest major corporation to step up its commitment to green building principles.
February 28, 2011 1:40pm |
Chicago's new mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add miles of bike lanes, retrofit more buildings, and encourage urban agriculture. Find out what else he plans to do to make Chicago a leader in...
11 | February 23, 2011 8:44pm |
At outdoor apparel manufacturer The North Face, a new sustainability mantra is taking hold: never stop exploring your supply chain.
1 | February 2, 2011 7:00pm |
SmartPlanet talks to one of Method's founders about sustainability, lessons learned, and what he's doing with 1,000 pounds of plastic he collected from the Pacific.
6 | December 15, 2010 2:00am |
At COP16 in Cancun, energy management software firm Hara announced a multi-million dollar deal with ADWEA, the utility of Abu Dhabi. On tap: $3 billion in savings.
December 8, 2010 7:09am |
The Philadelphia Eagles has announced a project to convert its home stadium to become entirely energy self-sufficient, using renewable sources.
November 18, 2010 2:11pm |
The U.S. Green Building Council said the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green rating system has surpassed one billion square feet.
November 18, 2010 7:49am |
GE and venture capital firms invest $55 million in smart grid technology, from grid storage to utility security to energy management software and EV infrastructure.
November 16, 2010 8:11am |
Johnson Controls struck an agreement with the Holy Mosque in Mecca to build a massive cooling system for the building's expansion.
1 | November 11, 2010 8:11am |
The robot is expected to change how oceanography is studied.
November 5, 2010 1:19pm |
Honda's new North American Environmental Report reveals what it's doing for sustainability with its products, operations and facilities.
October 19, 2010 9:01am |
Networking giant uses social network to associate itself with green behavior at home.
October 6, 2010 1:29pm |
Andrea Reimer explains why Vancouver wants to be the greenest city in the world by 2020: "Everybody's racing to own the future, because if you don't own the future, the future owns you."
September 28, 2010 4:25am |
Penn State University is the latest university to offer corporate sustainability courses. Here are five more schools with programs.
3 | July 22, 2010 5:56am |
As international rules emerge for mining the seafloor, China takes the plunge. With heavy research and technology costs as well as liabilities to the environment, is it worth it?
1 | July 8, 2010 4:00am |
Global cleantech investment by venture capital firms totaled more than $2 billion in the first half of 2010. Here's a breakdown of to whom and where it went.
July 1, 2010 9:06am |
The Philadelphia bakery responsible for the Tastykake has a new LEED facility that makes it the "world's largest green bakery."
June 24, 2010 8:10am |
Evidence is in that e-business and e-commerce are saving considerable amounts of paper and cutting resource consumption. But more study is needed.
April 22, 2010 6:00am |