I recently worked with the teams at OSIsoft and Sustainable Industries to publish a case study looking at the UC San Diego’s microgrid. Today, the campus produces 92% of its own energy. It’s striving to go further with a combination of new clean energy resources, additional on-site generation and storage, and innovative demand-reduction strategies.
A look at how companies are grappling with what it means to do business based on a “triple bottom line” philosophy. (Read more online or on Scribd)
Mark Stella first got interested in unique Northwest hardwoods while volunteering at the environmental education center at Opal Creek, near Detroit, Ore. What began as a sabbatical from his job as a product developer in Boston turned into a love affair with old-growth forests and the mill towns that manage them.
“Biomimicry tantalizes […] with promises of a future in which abundant energy is provided by solar cells that gather and store energy as efficiently as leaves; of cities filled with cleverly curved buildings constructed of lighter, stronger,and more flexible bone-like materials; and of computers that learn processing power from our human brains. In reality, biomimicry has emerged more gradually, primarily in small victories won at the inter-section of modern science and current manufacturing practices.” — Read more