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LEDs In Chandelier Result In 1700% ROI

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LEDs in chandelier pays for itself in 2.6 months and represents a 92% cost savings. A $100 upfront expense saved $1716 over its 3.4 year lifespan. Case Study using LEDs in an apartment complex where the chandelier is operational 24/7 offering a breakdown of all the costs associated with energy, bulbs, and maintenance.

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LEED building complaints – are they really LEED related?

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Are LEED building complaints from tenants really related to the building being LEED? In a discussion over several LEED apartment tenant complaints Matthew Rochte LEED AP, who has managed and owned non-LEED apartments, weighs in. The complaints as tenant complaints go are legitimate, but have little or nothing to do with the buildings being LEED certified, rather they have to do with cost cutting and poor design, construction, and facilities mainenance.

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Of Desserts and Styrofoam

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Cold-Pack EPS Cooler shipping packaging. An example of doing it right if you have to use EPS, along with resources for both recycling and alternatives to EPS coolers for shipping perishable goods.

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Why attend an RTA Rally?

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Last Saturday I took part in a rally to support the creation of a SE Wisconsin’s RTA. RTA stands for Regional Transit Authority, a governing body that coordinates and champions transit systems in a region. Most metropolitan areas have one. Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin does not.
You may be asking, what does this have to do with sustainability?
Everything.

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Red Herrings in Bicycle Commuting

Last summer, when gas prices were hitting $4/gallon I had the fortune of attending a fantastic presentation on bicycle commuting at the Minneapolis EcoTuesday. I was reminded today about that discussion when I read Julie Urlaub’s article on 10 Reasons to Bike Commute to Work .  Kevin Ishaug, owner of Freewheel Bike Center in Midtown […]

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Green Behind the Ear In Being Green

Sharing another article on green jobs written for a consulting project. Green Behind the Ear In Being Green Let me get this straight. You are passionate about the environment, concerned about the social impact of work, or think alternative energy is the way to go. You have no actual green experience to speak of. AND […]

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Prior green job experience?

Sharing a post I’ve written for a green job advice consulting project I’ve been working on. Q: Why do green job postings require prior green experience? A: In a tight job market and the coming green job market there is a simple answer to this: Companies want the best, brightest, AND the greenest candidates. In […]

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Green Jobs/Career Consulting – Greenman Alliance

Confused by the green economy and green jobs conversation? Want a green job but unsure where you can fit into the green economy? Don’t want to work on a wind farm but want a green job? As industries and companies are greening themselves, are you positioned to be a meaningful contributor?

Then, you’ll want to check out Greenman Alliance’s Sustainable Career Advice Program.

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The Great Reset (an excerpt): Time & Cognitive Surplus

Pre-Amble: This is a follow up to Twitter, transparency, and CSR I thought I’d post an excerpt from an article that I’ve been working about “the great reset” that is going on in the world. It is germane to the discussion of consumer / social media / and the impact on sustainability for individuals, families and even business.

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Twitter, transparency, and CSR

Twitter and other rapid social media have created a new paradigm in terms of corporate communication, response, and responsibility. These tools have the ability to show the emperor’s clothes of companies and are doing so. True Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability leadership may help to guide and protect companies from the savages of these new communication paradigms. They may in fact become the instruments of corporate success.

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