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Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense

Infographic: Why Green Construction Practices Make Sense | green infographics | Scoop.it

In this infographic, learn about the different practices that construction companies are implementing in order to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum, with statistics regarding how effective these practices are.

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Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation | green infographics | Scoop.it

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. 


The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

  1. An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demand
  2. The management of their own energy footprint
  3. How they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India...


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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:56 AM

“Tech giants have the capacity to lead society to cleaner, smarter energy systems, as both Cisco and Google have demonstrated,” announced Greenpeace International Senior IT analyst Gary Cook. The two companies tied for first place in a recent evaluation of the top 21 IT and telecom firms that prioritize energy solutions to climate change as a core aspect of their business model. Ericsson made it to the podium in third place, Fujitsu came in fourth, and Sprint, Wipro and Hewlett Packard all tied for fifth.

This is Greenpeace International’s sixth edition of its Cool IT Leaderboard. The three main criteria used in the rankings were:

An offering of IT solutions to reduce energy demandThe management of their own energy footprintHow they use their influence to advocate for government policies that encourage renewable energy and energy efficiency

This year most companies made the biggest strides in enabling a renewably powered economy. However, most companies were found to be underperforming in demanding a policy shift towards new investment in smart grid and clean energy solutions. This is further hampered by companies such as Duke Energy in the U.S. and TEPCO in Japan shunning the innovative potential of the IT sector in favor of polluting and using centralized electricity generation through coal or nuclear energy.

Companies that were successful in Greenpeace's ranking were the most active in the political arena. Sprint, Google, Wipro and SoftBank all prioritized policy changes to incentivize investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy across the U.S., Japan, and India.

Policy change needs to go beyond the global or even the national scale. For example, in North Carolina where AT&T, Cisco, Google, IBM, and Wipro all operate, these companies could work together to demand renewable energy from the imperfect Duke Energy or step in to defend state renewable energy policies currently at risk from fossil-fuel funded groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Infographic: Companies unprepared to address resource scarcities

Infographic:  Companies unprepared to address resource scarcities | green infographics | Scoop.it
New research shows that many businesses around the world won’t start planning until 2018. Is this too late?

Despite widespread warnings of resource scarcity over the next few decades, a significant proportion of global businesses are not prepared to address the predicted shortfall, according to new research by Carbon Trust.
The U.K.-based organization’s survey of 475 executives in the U.S., Brazil, China, Korea and the U.K. revealed while a majority acknowledged that their companies would have to charge more for their products and services as a result of resource constraints, 43 percent are not monitoring risks posed by incidents such as energy price increases and environmental disasters. Over 50 percent have not developed goals to reduce their company’s consumption of water, waste production or carbon emissions...

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And, the construction sector is woefully unprepared...

Jim Gramata's curator insight, December 21, 2012 10:37 PM

The earth is bounded and its resources finite. Hopefully it will be a proactive and not reactive decision to do what is critical to the sustainability of the earth. Spread the word....

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Green Business: an Infographic

Green Business: an Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it
Why being better for our planet may also be better for our economy.

The business world is going green and things are looking up. This infographic explains how green business is better for not only our planet, also benefiits economic growth.

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Visual Loop - Green Marketing Exposed

Visual Loop - Green Marketing Exposed | green infographics | Scoop.it

Green Marketing Exposed: GREENWASHED - the truth about 95% of so-called green products.

Greenwashing: The marketing tactic of misleading consumers about a product of service's environmental friendliness...

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Infographic: de waarheid over 95% van de zogenaamde groene producten #Greenwashing

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Solar Powered Energy Efficient Storage

Solar Powered Energy Efficient Storage | green infographics | Scoop.it

Extra Space Storage is on a mission to produce solar powered clean energy and reduce the carbon footprint of our storage facilities. We aim to install 20,000 solar panels this year, and increase the pace of panel installation every year. Energy efficient clean power is good for our customers and our neighborhoods, our planet, and our investors.

By the end of 2011 this program will save 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 100 acres of fir trees.

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The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ...

The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series ... | green infographics | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series... Laura Schneiderman, created the interactive mechanism online.

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What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic]

What If All Offices Went Green? [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic from Metrofax highlights the benefits of going green in the workplace:  Waste-conscious companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs, and save resources.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Turning Your Supply Chain into a Supply Circle

INFOGRAPHIC: Turning Your Supply Chain into a Supply Circle | green infographics | Scoop.it

By improving resource productivity and using less for each unit of output, manufacturers can improve value, cut costs and reduce their exposure to volatile commodity prices. McKinsey & Company shows how new business models that transform the supply chain into a “supply circle” can significantly improve efficiency and profits...


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Infographic: Green Manufacturing Over Time

Infographic: Green Manufacturing Over Time | green infographics | Scoop.it

In the last decade alone, the worldwide demand for the manufacture of goods has risen, resulting in increased levels of C02 emissions in the world's atmosphere. In 2010, 33,000 tons of C02 released into the atmosphere as a result of manufacturing.


If we don't reduce this number, these greenhouse gases will change the world for good. So, what are companies doing in the way of green manufacturing? This infographic investigates this, while reviewing the numerous positives of turning to a deeper shade of green.

It also shares what consumers are saying to green companies, their demands for more sustainable products, and the promise of safety, health and energy saving and even during an economic downturn. Also indicated on this infographic is the increased power of consumers to make companies more eco-friendly, and manufacturers are now realizing the value of eco-friendly companies, contributing to a more sustainable shared future...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day

INFOGRAPHIC: Green Movement Status Check, Post-Earth Day | green infographics | Scoop.it
The U.S. green movement has been a rollercoaster of support, progress, opposition and steps backward. So what’s really going on right now? Studies have shown the growth of green initiatives, from alternative energy to sustainable building, has been almost stagnant since last year. The unstable economy has pressured many American businesses to tighten their purses and take a conservative, skeptical approach to implementing green initiatives in their operations. While working toward energy conservation means a more sustainable business and can lower long-term costs, financial payoff won’t necessarily come along for years, sometimes decades.

But slow growth doesn’t necessarily mean we’re abandoning the green front. In many cases, it means the early surge of green projects from the turn of the decade have been approaching completion between 2011-2012. The U.S. Green Building Council reported that the existing buildings certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program exceeded the number of new construction projects this year for the first time. In sheer footage, the USGBC recorded over 1.8 billion square feet of LEED-certified space. This means the U.S. is now seeing a record number of real, functioning buildings designed for reduced carbon emissions and sustainability...

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Infographic: Is it Really Green?

Infographic: Is it Really Green? | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic does a good job of utilizing data visualization to tell a story about “green” products and what that really even means. The color scheme and straightforward design works well and presents the information in an interesting and easy to read way.

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The Greening of America’s Companies

The Greening of America’s Companies | green infographics | Scoop.it

For the enterprise, the focus on sustainability is not just about saving the planet; it’s about saving money and impacting the bottom line, too. As major companies like Wal-Mart introduce sustainable business practices to the mainstream, it may soon transform the way we think about going green.

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