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Increasing a Building's Energy Efficiency

Jul 6, 2021 8:48:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Solar, Sustainability

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By now we all know that the more efficient a building, is the less you'll pay for upkeep. But you may be surprised at just how much of a difference it makes.

Whether you own a home, rent an apartment, own or lease commercial buildings, or are in charge of operating costs for an office building, consider having an energy efficiency audit done to learn where you can improve your building's energy efficiency and save money

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Growing the US Electric Vehicle Market

Jun 14, 2021 9:22:34 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Solar, Solar Technology, Sustainability

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The sale of internal combustion engine vehicles peaked 4 years ago. 

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The Clean Hydrogen Debate

Jun 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Solar, Sustainability

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Clean hydrogen is a misnomer - or is it?

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The 5 Types of Climate-Focused Investments

May 3, 2021 10:03:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Finance, Investing, Sustainability

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As the world begins to wholeheartedly embrace our current climate crisis and make moves to do their part to avert the oncoming crisis, investors are beginning to transition their investments into climate-friendly funds. Recently, the worldwide total included 400 funds that fall into the climate-focused category, with about 25% of those funds coming from the US market.

With a continually growing number of options, how does an investor choose which funds to invest in?

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Sustainability Isn't Just For Earth Day

Apr 26, 2021 9:49:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Sustainability

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We celebrated Earth Day last week and offered suggestions to make small lifestyle changes to contribute towards a sustainable future for our planet in our Earth Day blog post. Keep that momentum going all year round by adopting one or all of the following suggestions to live a more sustainable lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint on this earth!

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Fresh Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Earth Day

Apr 19, 2021 9:12:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Sustainability

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Earth Day is April 22nd, and we're gearing up to give our planet some extra TLC to celebrate! We're sharing fresh ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle to  keep sustainability at the top of your mind on Earth Day this year, and our hope is that you'll adopt a few to keep going year round!

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Decoding the Energy Transition

Apr 5, 2021 9:22:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Finance, Sustainability

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You may have heard of the global energy transition on the news lately. It's been a focus of most of the world's energy leaders for the last decade or so, spurring global accountability summits that have resulted in events such as the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016 (read more about the Paris Agreement here).

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Clean Energy Terminology: A Quick Reference Guide

Mar 29, 2021 9:28:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Sustainability

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Have you ever been watching or reading the news and heard a term used that you didn't know the definition of? If you're like me, you use Google or dictionary.com to look up the definition of the word. But what about those terms that are relevant to a specific industry and mean something completely different when taken in the context of that industry?

We're addressing that gap with this list of recently coined or frequently used words and terms related to clean energy and their definitions in a quick reference guide format that we hope you'll be able to refer back to again and again. 

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Translating Sustainability Initiatives into Business Operational Plans

Mar 15, 2021 8:55:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Insider, Solar, Investing, Sustainability

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Sustainability. It's a trending business initiative and seems like it's everywhere these days, making it's way into the C-suite at companies. But beyond this trend, what does sustainability actually mean, and more importantly, how do we translate sustainability goals into actual operational plans?

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Procuring Renewable Energy is Key to Making ESG Programs Work

Mar 1, 2021 9:49:00 AM / by Sara Richardson posted in Insider, Solar, Investing, Sustainability

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Sustainability. It's a trending business initiative and seems like it's everywhere these days, making it's way into the C-suite at companies. But beyond this trend, what does sustainability actually mean, and more importantly, what does it look like in action?

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