Energy Benchmarking Planning

The Beginner’s Guide To Energy Benchmarking

The buildings where we work, live, and play are more closely tied to our planet’s sustainability than we may think and they are certainly tied to every business’ bottom line. Energy benchmarking helps manage both. Energy benchmarking is a results-driven … Continue Reading

Wendy's Better Buildings Challenge

Better Buildings Challenge: Creating A Recipe For Energy Efficiency

A single person or business can only do so much. When groups come together to achieve a common goal, that’s when the magic happens; and it’s the driving force behind the Better Buildings Challenge. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the … Continue Reading

Smart Columbus Earth Day volunteers

Smart Columbus Brings Something New To Community

When you picture Earth Day, you might visualize people planting trees, riding bikes, and picking up trash. This year, Smart Columbus brought an added boost of excitement to the Earth Day celebration. On top of partaking in the typical activities, volunteers … Continue Reading

Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Newsweek Green Rankings

You’ve probably heard of Newsweek Green Rankings, or NWGR, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, or DJSI. They are two wildly popular systems for providing information on the sustainability efforts of large companies, bringing sustainability into the public eye and … Continue Reading

JadeTrack Helping Companies Save Money and the Environment

Originally written by Kelly Stincer at Tech Ohio. Most companies understand that making small changes in how they use energy could save them big money and make a positive impact on the environment. The problem is that most don’t know … Continue Reading

8 Practical Green Remodeling Ideas

Did you know that remodeling is greener than building a new home? By considering green remodeling of your existing home you have already taken an important step toward a more sustainable home. You may have many doubts. You may think that … Continue Reading

Sustainable Landscaping Meets Business Owners

Whether or not you do much with it, your business has landscaping potential, and therefore potential to improve your business’ profits and environmental footprint with sustainable landscaping. This one relatively simple aspect of your business has a major impact on … Continue Reading

Building Maintenance As A Component of Sustainability

On the sustainability topic, there is a lot of talk about purchasing energy-efficient items, installing solar panels, and using recycled materials but there isn’t enough talk about the effect maintenance has on sustainability efforts. The “green-”est building will lose much … Continue Reading

Sustainable Business is Becoming More Prevalent

Green-minded folks have been touting the importance of sustainable business for some time and their hard work has generated big results. Today, sustainability plays a big part in the decision-making processes and everyday workings of companies all over the world and spanning all sizes. … Continue Reading