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December 9, 2014
In this era of apps and red-hot tech startups, it’s old-fashioned to sell a product door-to-door. But that’s exactly what Cole Zucker did while getting his innovative LED lighting company, GREEN CREATIVE, off the ground.
He had a great product: a line of 20 Energy Star–certified LED bulbs that lasted longer and were more efficient and less expensive than those sold by major manufacturers. The problem: no one knew who he was. So he created a portable metal suitcase that held both bulbs and sockets, and then hit the pavement.
February 12, 2014
Making buildings more energy efficient is one of the most effective and immediate actions we can take to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, despite rapid innovation in building technology, the pace of retrofits has been painfully slow.
New Resource Bank is tackling the problem with innovative solutions to one of the biggest roadblocks: the lack of practical financing options.
December 4, 2013
Blu Homes will be holding a special “Blu Factory Experience” on Saturday, Dec. 7th. Our 250,000 sq. ft.
July 7, 2010
An unusual passion isn’t necessarily the best foundation for a thriving business. But if that passion advances sustainability and saves cities and towns across the country a lot of money, you could be onto something.
Jason Tanko had that experience with streetlights. “I’ve always loved streetlights, and I had the idea to capture and reuse these fixtures,” he says. The result? Tanko Streetlighting Services, a San Francisco-based streetlight retrofitter serving more than 200 cities in eight states.