Hohm Energy Report Sample Microsoft is Going Carbon Neutral Microsoft is instituting a companywide commitment to achieve carbon neutrality beginning in fiscal year 2013. The foundation of our new commitment is an internal carbon fee, which will place a price on carbon based on current market pricing for a portfolio of renewable energy and carbon offset projects. Learn more » How is Microsoft making cities energy-smart? More than half the world's people call cities home. Find out how we're leveraging the cloud to make cities more energy efficient. Learn more » How do our products and services help save energy? We see information technology (IT) as a key tool that can help address the daunting energy and environmental challenges facing the world today. Learn more » Who does Microsoft work with to enable environmental sustainability? We work with technology partners, government agencies, nonprofits, policymakers and researchers to understand, measure, develop and deliver IT solutions that address environmental challenges.
NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Chris Soghoian Principal technologist, ACLU NSA is helped by the fact that much of the world’s communications traffic passes through the US or its close ally the UK – what the agencies refer to as “home-field advantage”. The Snowden documents show that the NSA runs these surveillance programs through “partnerships” with major US telecom and internet companies. The division inside the NSA that deals with collection programs that focus on private companies is Special Source Operations, described by Snowden as the “crown jewels” of the NSA. Jeremy Scahill Fiber-optic cable
Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use If you're trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you'd like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption Use this formula to estimate an appliance's energy use: 1 kilowatt (kW) = 1,000 Watts Multiply this by the number of days you use the appliance during the year for the annual consumption in kWh per year. Estimating Annual Cost to Run an Appliance Multiply the annual consumption in kWh per year (that you calculated above) by your local utility's rate per kWh consumed to calculate the annual cost to run an appliance. Examples: (200 Watts × 4 hours/day × 120 days/year) ÷ 1000 = 96 kWh × 11 cents/kWh = $10.56/year [(120 Watts + 150 Watts) × 4 hours/day × 365 days/year] ÷ 1000 = 394 kWh × 11 cents/kWh = $43.34/year Wattage You can usually find the wattage of most appliances stamped on the bottom or back of the appliance, or on its nameplate. Aquarium = 50–1210 Watts Fans
Workbook and Presentations | IPI Sustainability Sustainable Preservation Practices Workbook Below you can download the Sustainable Preservation Practices workbook that was developed for the seminars in PDF format: PowerPoint Presentations Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in Los Angeles, CA on April 26-27, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in Morrow, GA on February 10-11, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in St. Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Northeastern regional workshop that was held in New Haven, CT on October 28-29, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the South Central regional workshop that was held in Austin, TX on September 16-17, 2010: Project Partners
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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters ATLANTA – Stacey Calvin spends almost as much time commuting to her job — on a bus, two trains and another bus — as she does working part-time at a day care center. She knows exactly where to board the train and which stairwells to use at the stations so that she has the best chance of getting to work on time in the morning and making it home to greet her three children after school. “It’s a science you just have to perfect over time,” said Ms. Calvin, 37. Her nearly four-hour round-trip stems largely from the economic geography of Atlanta, which is one of America’s most affluent metropolitan areas yet also one of the most physically divided by income. This geography appears to play a major role in making Atlanta one of the metropolitan areas where it is most difficult for lower-income households to rise into the middle class and beyond, according to a new study that other researchers are calling the most detailed portrait yet of income mobility in the United States. 10th percentile Ms.
Know your kilowatt-hour, and what it means to you Want to cut your home energy use? Start by understanding how you're charged By definition, a kilowatt-hour is easily understood. But it can be hard to make dollars and sense of what it really means for daily home consumption. So for those wishing to plug-in to the kWh costs of everything pulling power in your home, BC Hydro Power Smart's Pat Mathot takes you on a tour of an average home. What is a kilowatt-hour? When you take a cab, you are charged by the kilometre. For electric utilities, the kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the most common billing unit for energy delivered to consumers. There are two simple elements to understanding your kilowatt-hour consumption: How many watts the device drawsHow often it's used. "A toaster is a relatively big power draw at 1,000 to 1,500 watts, but if you only run it three minutes a day, it's only going to cost you $1.25 over the year," says Mathot, residential marketing manager for BC Hydro Power Smart. BC Hydro's residential usage charge is a two-tiered rate.
BOB WILLARD The Business Case for Sustainability The New Sustainability Advantage and its DVD Presentation provides a quantified, compelling business case for smart corporate sustainability strategies. The free Sustainability Advantage Dashboard online simulator provides a quick, slider-enabled way to project potential profit improvements for any company. The Next Sustainability Wave provides valuable insight into communicating with corporate leaders in their own language to bring about enlightened self-interest. The free, open source Sustainability Advantage Worksheets are fully customizable spreadsheets for quantifying the business case for sustainability. The Sustainability Champion's Guidebook and its DVD presentation provide practical advice on how to lead the transformation of your organization to a culture of sustainability. The Sustainability Advantage Slides include all the slides Bob uses in his presentations, plus hundreds of backup slides for quick reference, in ready-to-use format. © - All Rights Reserved