energy efficiency

Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

The home of the Washington Capitals faces some limitations on environmental improvements they can make to the facility, but some energy-efficient updates recently made include LED lighting and a new roof. (Clyde/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Hockey, which got its start on frozen lakes and ponds in cold climates, takes action as climate change affects opportunities for players to learn and play the game.

The roof-top gardens at Drake Memorial Library at SUNY Brockport. (Jess Buttery/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Campus sustainability is becoming more of a necessity for colleges and universities to not only answer a student call to action, but for the planet.
solar roof wisconsin

This is just part of a 7.2 kW rooftop solar system in Bayview, Wisconsin, as seen in 2007. (M.J. Monty/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
Solar power is now the third most popular renewable energy source, behind water and wind, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

(Tony Webster/Creative Commons)

Electricity that we use in our everyday lives has a big impact on the environment.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
The Supreme Court has handed down a major win for the planet in the climate change fight, which undoubtedly will help move the planet forward.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
You've heard this tip before, but in order to benefit you have to act.
Planet Forward Intern/Marymount University
It can be tempting to give in and turn on the heat on the first cold night. That moment of weakness is also the moment you make your annual transformation into a winter energy hog.
American Public University System uses innovative building practices to combine adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new construction built to LEED Gold standards.
Did you know that energy efficiency in apartments and condos could yield $9 billion in savings? A new report from IMT, ENERGY TRANSPARENCY IN THE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING SECTOR, finds that the nation’s multifamily housing stock holds potential for major... Read More

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