Don't Swap Wives; Swap Energy Management Teams

If you swap energy management teams with another business, just what will you learn? In this podcast (click on the player above), Maria Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge, describes what Whole Foods and Hilton Worldwide learned when they swapped energy management teams in San Francisco. The program is roughly modeled after "Wife … [Read more...]

Obama Bypasses Congress and Turns to Big Business to Make Energy Efficiency Happen

It’s never a bad thing to have the leader of the free world in your corner. And President Barrack Obama made clear again last week that he’s with energy efficiency. At a Walmart in Silicon Valley, Obama laid out his next round of green energy expansion plans. Sexy solar got much of the play in the media coverage. But staid energy efficiency was in … [Read more...]

Who's Who for Obama's New Better Buildings Push

The US Better Buildings Challenge gained new committments from 25 businesses, organizations, states, cities and school districts. President Barack Obama announced the effort last week at a Walmart in Silicon Valley (Related story here.) Together, they are expected to bring new energy savings to one billion square feet of building space, an area … [Read more...]