Big changes are coming for energy efficiency in both the short term and the distant future. In this blog, we’re taking a look at recent advances in the industry as well as the energy efficiency outlook for 2021 and beyond.
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If you’ve watched any network news programming in recent months, you may have caught a segment on ESG Investing, an emerging acronym (and trend!) as corporate social responsibility becomes more readily embraced. In this blog, we’ll go over the ABCs of ESG Investing, explaining what it entails, why you should consider adopting some of greening strategies and how we can help implement them.
In December, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his “Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap” with several measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions. One of the major aspects of this plan requires all new cars sold in the state to be electric by 2035. As an energy efficiency company with our U.S. headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts, we applaud this effort to lower the state’s carbon footprint and we can help your facility stay ahead of the curve in the adoption of electric vehicles (EV).
Energy efficiency. It’s probably a term you’ve heard tossed around as an idea to improve your facility’s bottom line and CSR, but what does energy efficiency mean? Essentially, it means using less energy to perform the same task. In this case, that means reducing fossil fuels and reducing your business’ carbon footprint by making current energy sources more effective.
A Grocer Achieves A New Level of Freshness
Lidl US knows a thing or two about fresh produce. Operating over 11,000 stores across 32 countries, freshness is at the core of their business model. Now, by integrating some new technology, customers will experience a new level of freshness: air purity. And given the implications of COVID-19, the MERV 13 filtration solution will allow all involved (customers, vendors, employees) to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Take a deep breath. Now, take another, but this time, pretend you’re on an airplane in coach. And again, but this time, you’re walking through a casino. Last one: imagine you’re in a meadow having a picnic. If we did a good job of sparking your imagination, you can surmise the central theme of this blog: air quality. A concern of many workers emerging from home offices making the return to their places of employment is the air quality of their offices and how ventilation could affect the spread of COVID-19. Here, we’ll dive into ways to create healthy buildings that will make them—your workforce, customers and visitors—breathe easier.
Reach Your Goals During COVID-19 and Beyond
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Earlier this summer, we learned of The Climate Pledge after reading this blog from Amazon discussing the internet giant’s intent to reach net zero carbon by 2040, a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. An ambitious goal for sure, but after we stopped to consider how swiftly the company rose from being an online bookstore to the megastore and distribution center it is today, we realized that the timeframe and goal may not be too lofty of a feat after all.
Are bottom-line concerns holding you back from making energy efficiency upgrades to your facility? Knowing and understanding all of the available federal and local incentives for sustainable upgrades is a crucial factor in that decision-making process. One such incentive, the 179D tax deduction program, has now been extended through 2020.
For the first official time, here it comes… Happy New Year from Dalkia Energy Solutions! We are extremely proud to ring in 2020 with a greeting that, well, has a pretty great ring to it. October 2019 marked our formal introduction as the U.S. division of Dalkia, a subsidiary of France-based energy giant EDF Group, defining the excitement and historic evolution we experienced over the course of 2019—a year that reenergized us for more to come.