The Green in LinkedIn

By Devika Garg, September 2015. “Environmental stewardship is critical for the sustainability of our company and it’s also really important for our talent,” said Katie Ferrick, Senior Manager of Community Relations at LinkedIn. “People want to go to work for a company that has a good environmental reputation.” Ferrick also serves as Planning Commissioner for […]

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onsite water reuse

Onsite Water Reuse: Promises and Hitches

By Devika Garg, September 2015. We may have found liquid water on Mars, but the rest of outer space has none. This is why astronauts at the International Space Station have been drinking recycled water since 2008. In the uncertainty of climate change, surely we on Earth could follow their lead? In a bid to […]

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Rethinking Stormwater in the Concrete Jungle

By Lily Forest, November 2013. Is your organization’s building or campus part of the stormwater problem or part of the solution? Read on for how to score sustainability points and reduce maintenance costs by actively managing stormwater. Stormwater management is important in city planning, not only to reduce flooding in cities, but also because of its effect […]

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All Eyes on California

By Gilee Corral, July 2015. Chartering a dual path of progressive climate policy and economic growth has put California in the spotlight, with the world watching to see how—or if—we can keep it up. At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s recent Energy and Sustainability Summit, the message was clear: rather than stifling growth, California’s aggressive […]

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California’s New Water Management Tool

By Natalia Timakova, May 2015. As California is facing the risk of a fifth year of drought, and Governor Brown has issued an Executive Order mandating a 25% reduction in water use statewide, there is still no widely used classification that distinguishes a sustainable water management strategy from unsustainable one. On April 21st, at SSV’s […]

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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Could Power the Grid

by Devika Garg, July 2015. Green, quiet and now a workhorse for the power grid – the electric car just keeps getting better. Range anxiety and charging hassles apart, owning an electric vehicle (EV) may finally pay off in the near future. Energy experts from Tesla, EVGrid, Google and the SLAC National Laboratory discussed how […]

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A Bright Future for Solar – Interview with Intersolar CEO

By Gilee Corral, September 2015. The solar energy market is heating up, and the future is looking equally bright for solar’s signature industry event: Intersolar. Intersolar is more than an industry conference. With over 20 years in the business of promoting the solar market, Intersolar is now in four continents. After attending Intersolar events, government […]

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