12.17.2014

buildings should increase productivity, test score improvements, memory function, innovation


Jane Henley - Buildings as Human Resource Tools | Future Cities
www.ubmfuturecities.com
Green workplaces don't just help the environment: They can be productivity powerhouses too.
12.16.2014

Job Opening: INCOG Energy Program Specialist


www.incog.org
www.incog.org
12.16.2014

Check out the dates to some guided outdoor hikes this winter break in the Tulsa area.

http://www.oxleynaturecenter.org/newsletters/news1411.pdf


www.oxleynaturecenter.org
www.oxleynaturecenter.org
12.13.2014

Innovative financing for solar power in Kansas. Is this an option for Oklahoma banks? “It’s profitable for us. We wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t.”


A small-town Kansas bank is helping lead a solar revolution
www.midwestenergynews.com
In Kansas, one solar installer and a small-town banker have cobbled together an unusual financing system that is leading to a statewide solar boom.
12.12.2014

Leadership by example. Walgreens builds a net zero energy (NZE) store and Macy's wants to learn from it.


Macy’s Learns from Walgreens Dream Green Store
macysgreenliving.com
Walgreens had the chance to showcase a multitude of sustainability initiatives in one Chicago store. Macy’s had the chance to tour it. Find out what we learned.
12.11.2014

Interesting report on organic versus conventional. "The organic plots were especially more resilient to droughts, and other weather events such as frost and flooding."


Organic farming more drought resistant: Report
www.cnbc.com
Organic farms may be a lot more productive than previously thought, and they be able may perform better in tough times, according to a study.
12.5.2014

Putting up festive lights this weekend? Choose energy efficient ones!


8 Energy-Efficient LED Light Strands for the Holidays
inhabitat.com
Here's Inhabitat's round-up of our eight favorite picks for Christmas and holiday lighting using new, energy-efficient LED light strands.
12.4.2014

Very ambitious new plan from Texas municipal utility Austin Energy - 55% renewable power by 2025. Can they get there? Can they hold rate increases below 2% annually?


Austin Energy’s new plan for power supplies earns broader support
www.statesman.com
After months of negotiations, Austin Energy has come up with a new 10-year power generation plan that appeases environmental groups and ratepayer advocates alike.
12.3.2014

Free LEED training available at Tulsa Community College!


Timeline Photos
New Year's Resolutions are coming up. New Career? Check out the training coming up!
12.3.2014

picture yourself sipping coffee, nibbling on pastries in a cafe WITH A FLOWER CEILING!


Lily of the Valley Designed by Marie Deroudilhe
www.knstrct.com
Paris-based designer Marie Deroudilhe dreamed a tiny, flower-filled cafe sanctuary for Lily of the Valley.