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Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale’s role in the Net Positive Movement. Jon has been a speaker at …

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Net Zero Design Offers Example for Sustainable Living

It’s been two years since the November 2013 completion of Walgreens Net Zero energy store in Evanston just north of Chicago and the building has achieved many accolades including platinum LEED certification in addition to designation as a net zero building and as of December 2015 has the distinction of being the only net zero …

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Three Potentially Lucrative Future Business Models for Electric Cars

While electric cars have been available as a mass market item since 2011, they still represent less then 1 percent of the vehicles sold nationally. As the market share for electric cars grows and they become more fully mainstreamed we are likely to see new industries which will accommodate, enhance and improve the electric vehicle …

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The Difference is Clear with New Solar Cell

MIT start up Ubiquitous Energy will soon bring to market the first generation of truly transparent solar panels. The firm uses term Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator to describe this new approach which uses the the infusion of organic salts into the panel which absorb the non-visible infrared and ultra-violet light. Previous attempts to create transparent …

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