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ESG and Impact Investing: The Effect on Hospitality

To stay competitive in this evolving market, to attract serious customers and investors, your company can’t afford to ignore or obscure its impact on society and the environment. As a sign that environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is becoming the standard versus the exception, three of the world’s largest hotel companies have created programs to measure and report their ESG criteria.

Distributed Generation: A Key Component of a Sustainable Strategy

Learn how distributed generation uses small-scale technologies to produce electricity at or near the end user. Distributed energy can come from onsite generation sources like solar panels, wind turbines and combined heat and power (CHP).

Today we buy gallons of gas. With EV’s we buy what?

In June I was excited to use Turo’s novel car sharing app to rent a Tesla Model 3 while on a trip to San Fransisco.  After pickup at Turo’s SFO airport location, I headed to Target in San Mateo, where the store hosts several Tesla superchargers.  Unlike Tesla’s Model S and X, the Model 3 doesn’t come... Read More

Before Intelligence, Focus on Making Your Buildings Digital

  The energy efficiency community has fallen in love with Intelligent Buildings. The imagery is strong; AI and machine learning, IoT, big data and cloud, all making energy operating decisions based on the weather, the building’s process, it’s occupancy and the utility’s real-time energy rates. Yet most commercial and industrial buildings don’t even have a... Read More

Does Amazon-Whole Foods make Grocery Store Efficiency more relevant?

Friday’s news hit Bloomberg at 9:06am.  Within minutes my 14 year-old daughter walked in with,”Hey Dad, did you hear Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion?” There’s no Bloomberg terminal in her room, just an iPhone feed. Rarely does a merger get this speedy visibility with both consumers and stock market followers. Hours later, WalMart’s Bonobos acquisition... Read More