Define ‘green’ please

By Elisa Wood July 27, 2011 Describing a building as ‘green’ makes a lot of people cringe. The word is overused. And what does it mean exactly? Serious efforts are underway to move away from the hype and offer a more specific analysis of a building’s energy performance. Think nutritional labels for food, except in kilowatt-hours instead of … [Read more...]

Why Google and Microsoft Pulled out of EE Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, which provides cloud-based energy management software and hardware to electronic device manufacturers and service providers. He offers opinions about why Google and Microsoft have pulled out of the energy management business and talks about his company's … [Read more...]

Denver: From the Brown Cloud to the Green Light

Guest blog by Cara Miale Goman July 20, 2011 When it comes to the green energy race, it’s not over until it’s over. Just look at the city of Denver. For years the Mile High City was notorious for its brown cloud, a dirty layer of pollution that not only marred the city’s pristine mountain image, but also caused serious health problems. Now … [Read more...]

Why Google and Microsoft Pulled out of EE Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, which provides cloud-based energy management software and hardware to electronic device manufacturers and service providers. He offers opinions about why Google and Microsoft have pulled out of the energy management business and talks about his company's strategy in this … [Read more...]

Where to find jobs in energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood July 13, 2011 Here’s something you don’t hear people complain about much these days: worker shortages.  That is, unless you’re in energy efficiency, an industry that is booming as others are busting. Sixty percent of those responding to a recent survey by the Association of Energy Services Professionals cited a lack of talented … [Read more...]

Financing EE By Treating It As a Resource Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Metrus Energy CEO Bob Hinkle. Metrus Energy has been chosen as a financial partner under the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge. Hinkle discusses his company’s participation as a provider of innovative financing. Financing EE By Treating It As a Resource Part 2]   … [Read more...]

A no-granola case for energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood July 6, 2011 I attended a green energy conference nearly a decade ago in Washington, D.C., where several speakers expressed astonishment at the audience’s clothes. People were dressed in business attire. Where were the ponytails? The Birkenstocks? The event marked a new age for green energy, the beginning of its migration from … [Read more...]

Financing EE By Treating It As a Resource Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Metrus Energy CEO Bob Hinkle. Metrus Energy has been chosen as a financial partner under the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge. Hinkle discusses his company’s participation as a provider of innovative financing. Financing EE By Treating It As a Resource Part 1]   … [Read more...]