The secret weapon in the large-company toolbox

Intrigued by new energy management software, the Utility Accountant by Load IQ, Siemens decided to underwrite a small-scale beta test of it in Germany. Liking what they saw, they opted for another beta test, at 10 times the size of the first one. What’s so appealing? Load IQ’s Utility Accountant enables property or facility managers… Continue reading The secret weapon in the large-company toolbox

Looking for a Job?

Looking for a job? Between 1 and 3 million new U.S. manufacturing jobs are being created in the energy field over the next 5 to 10 years. But before you say “I’m not an engineer,” remember: They hire administrative assistants, marketers, project managers, bookkeepers and finance people too, that is, all levels and skills. This… Continue reading Looking for a Job?

Joan Michelson Appears on “Circles of Change: Where Your Path is Created by Walking On It”

Joan Michelson appeared on the live radio/webstream show “Circles of Change: Where Your Path is Created by Walking On It” from 10-noon Pacific (1-3 Eastern) on http://www.1041thetruth.com/ and Southern Arizona Journal Broadcasting’s 104.1 FM. Dr. Zara Larsen is in her fifth season (approaching 300 shows and 700 podcasts) with the assistance of quite a roster of guests from… Continue reading Joan Michelson Appears on “Circles of Change: Where Your Path is Created by Walking On It”

Jaime Carlson of the Dept of Energy tells us about financial incentives for energy efficient buildings.

Find out about financial incentives for increasing the energy efficiency of your home or buildings, from Jaime Carlson the top financial advisor for the U.S. Energy Department. For more information on the financial incentives in your area, Jaime Carlson recommended the following websites: www.dsireusa.org and www.eere.energy.gov.

Darlene Pope on saving money and energy with intelligent buildings – it’s easier than you think!

“Intelligent buildings”? Listen to Darlene Pope talk about how you can save money and energy – including on maintenance – easier than you think with IT systems in your office and commercial buildings. Darlene Pope, Founder and Principal of CoR Advisors®, shares her 15-point roadmap – recently presented at the DC Building Summit – for intelligent… Continue reading Darlene Pope on saving money and energy with intelligent buildings – it’s easier than you think!

Ah that new car smell….but do you know how harmful those chemicals are that you’re inhaling?

Amy Sorter of EcoSavvyMoms explains the nasty chemicals that smell comes from and how to avoid it, including in office furniture.

Kate Gordon on job growth via the green economy and what we can do TODAY to boost it

Kate Gordon on job growth via the green economy and what we can do TODAY to boost it
Listen to nationally-recognized expert Kate Gordon as she talks about what the green economy really is and the jobs it is creating, including the skills required for those jobs. She talks about what President Obama have done (and his policies are still doing) and what local leaders can do TODAY to boost economic growth. Kate is a straight-shooter who has worked in the heart of the DC establishment and on the local level — and speaks with both credibility and wit to make for a fascinating discussion.

Empowering women while providing access to electricity with Aneri Patel

How many people do NOT have access to electricity, and how are women becoming empowered as a result? Click here to listen to Aneri Patel of the UN Sustainability for All Initiative talk about this fascinating phenomenon.

Green Economy + Women = Economic Growth

“Would you call a police officer who uses a computer system in his car…part of the high-tech economy?  Probably not, but he’s using a computer every day to do his job and it’s fundamentally changing his job. “The green economy is sort of similar to that in that it’s a set of industries and occupations… Continue reading Green Economy + Women = Economic Growth

Fire, Ready, Aim: When Is Your Business/Product ‘Perfect Enough’ to Go to Market?

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) by Facebook last week highlights the classic American dream of “maverick start-up starts small, grows exponentially and hits the jackpot. ” Only… it doesn’t actually happen in a straight trajectory, as any entrepreneur or adviser will tell you, including Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerburg’s management of Facebook’s evolution is a good illustration… Continue reading Fire, Ready, Aim: When Is Your Business/Product ‘Perfect Enough’ to Go to Market?