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Building a Greener Future: The Advent of Zero Net Energy Buildings

Posted by Alexis Perry

Nov 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Sleek, shiny, contemporary buildings like San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission are growing increasingly common. But it isn’t just the outside design that is changing; inside, energy-efficient technologies are transforming the very nature of “green” buildings. This building boasts a myriad of modern technology: a solar and wind turbine array, a state-of-the-art raised flooring system, automatic lighting and work station shutoffs, rainwater harvesting, and an onsite water treatment plant.

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Topics: technologies, green tech, construction, energy efficiency

Help! Drowning in Plastic!

Posted by Carol Laverty

Oct 10, 2014 6:41:00 PM

Plastic Grocery Bags Are 6th Most Prominent Trash Found On Coasts. Data collected by hundreds of thousands of International Coastal Cleanup volunteers for the Ocean Conservancy indicates that plastic grocery bags are a major source of trash polluting beaches and oceans. ("Turning the Tide on Trash," from the Ocean Conservancy.)

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Topics: Plastics

Spotlight on Analysts: Kaustubha Parkhi

Posted by Suman Sridhar

Sep 29, 2014 4:32:00 PM

BCC Research Analyst Kaustubha Parkhi has been working with BCC Research since 2006. Kaustubha holds a Bachelor of Engineering (the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science) in Electronics and Telecommunications, and an MBA in Systems Management. He has significant experience in a broad range of functional roles with leading telecommunications operators and service providers such as Reliance Infocomm, Ramco Systems, and BPL Cellular. His expertise is in the areas of semiconductors, telecommunications, photonics, lasers and associated subjects.  

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