A long overdue, but informative look at how the smart grid is evolving and the challenges the industry faces as it works to get to scale. Listen as Drew Johnston, Smart Grid Development and Deployment Consultant at Landis+Gyr, explains the current state of the marketplace, challenges utilities face in modifying their business models to help minimize customer’s use of energy and how pilot projects throughout the country are showing great promise.
An interview with the CEO and Founder of Locus Technologies about the state of water tracking, utilization and optimization in industry today. How it is paralleling the focus on carbon and greenhouse gas emissions and how businesses are utilizing better tracking and information about their water usage to create opportunity and business returns.
Need to light a new parking lot? Safely and reliably illuminate a campus? In this interview with Channing Page from SolarOne Solutions, we discuss the state of the art in exterior solar lighting and the related business benefits. Stop digging trenches and pulling wires and lower your total cost of ownership while making a statement!
One of our favorite sayings at Green Collar is “You can’t improve what you can’t measure”. That is why we were so excited for this interview with Amit Chaterjee, CEO of Hara. Hara is the leading and fastest growing provider of environmental and energy management software. Their mission is to enable organizations to grow and profit while optimizing resource utilization and minimizing environmental impact.
Hara’s software helps companies track their &...
Interview with Karen Biscoe, founder and president of Green Search Partner - http://www.greensearchpartner.com.
Q: As a recruitment specialist in the green space, how do you feel the green economy is doing in the face of this recession? T
A: The green industry, like many others with respect to job creation, is moving very slowly. Over the past [...]
In this terrific interview with Susan Heaney, the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Avon, we review the holistic and inclusive approach that this $300 Million, Fortune 300 company takes to sustainability. Avon has been a business that has had corporate responsibility as a key organizational tenet since the 1800’s and they have embraced green in a big way.
Currently they have major initiatives underway to reduce their paper consumption and packaging impact. Because Av...
In this interview with Gene Wang, CEO of People Power Co., we discuss how wireless sensor networks are going to play a key role in energy efficiency, the smart grid and electronic product development going forward. People Power has developed an Open Source wireless sensor local area network (OSHAN - stands for Open Source Home Area Network) that anyone can develop for. According the OpenOSHAN wiki:
[OSHAN] will be...
Paul Baier, the VP of Sustainability Strategy with Groom Energy, has been helping Fortune 500 companies with their green initiatives for several years and he has noticed some trends. When we discussed what he has identified as areas of consistent green return-on-investment, he didn’t hesitate, and quickly rattled off 5 key projects: