On April 1, 2014, legislation was introduced to the United States Senate (S. 2189) that directly impacts financial benefits for companies who decide to go green. The Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act was introduced to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and extend the various tax benefits outlined in the code. In short, the… Read More Corporate Incentives to Go Green
So many topics I wanted to blog about, but so little time to do it in! Last week, I did take a needed day off work and a friend of mine and I went to the Cincinnati Zoo. I knew that the zoo had acquired the funding to build the large solar array in its… Read More Cincinnati Zoo Solar Array
Ever hear that one about how the cobbler’s kids are often the ones with no shoes? Well, I had been guilty of my own home not being as energy efficient as possible until today. Don’t get me wrong, our energy bills average out to about $100 a month, but there will still simple things that… Read More Greening the McKenzie Condo
I’ve wondered several times over the years if there is really any tangible proof that revolving doors do, in fact, save energy, and after discussing this topic on Friday with a coworker I decided to finally research the topic. I’ll admit, I was a little doubtful that the amount of energy a revolving door saved,… Read More Do Revolving Doors Save Energy?
I just read an article on the NY Daily News website (here) about Target trying out a scaled-down version of their big box store in Seattle. While the main reason for the store shrinkage stated in the article was the need for a smaller footprint to “fit” in an urban core, my mind immediately envisioned… Read More Small = Savings
One of the most mystifying aspects of calculating the LEED Optimize Energy credit (aside from the energy model with 1000s of moving parts!) for most people is the fact that your energy reduction for LEED is not measured in kilowatt hours or therms, but rather in cost of energy saved. Why is that? Well, the… Read More Saving Money on Energy Without Saving Energy?
The Cincinnati Zoo is striving to be the “greenest” zoo in America, and they’re proving that going green can also save a lot of green along the way. Last night, at the annual Cincinnati Sustainability awards, the keynote speaker was Mark Fisher, the senior director of facilities at the zoo. Mark is not a flashy… Read More Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo