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Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

April 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Prioritizing Equity in EV Infrastructure Planning with Data

As gas prices skyrocketed across the country these past few months, so has the conversation surrounding electric vehicles (EVs). Congress recently passed the 1.7 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, with nearly 7.5 billion of it allocated towards building out America’s EV charging network. Now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to their gas vehicles and […]

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How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on How Can a Green Recovery Strategy Help Museums?

Over the past 18 months, museums and other cultural organizations have been forced to adapt and adjust their strategies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice turmoil. Forced closure, visitor restrictions and economic dislocation have impacted museum financial positions, and is forcing new creative approaches to organizational financial sustainability. One of the approaches […]

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The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

What is C-PACE?                                                                       Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE, is a program that funds improvements that increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of commercial buildings. Currently approved in more than thirty states, C-PACE is intended to encourage building upgrades that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, seismic and other safety measures. In practice, […]

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Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

Building Resilience The global pandemic has been described as similar to a natural disaster, only hitting every place every day for months on end. The analogy is terrifying but apt. It also hints at a helpful perspective for building resilience. Resilience. That’s a word we’ve heard a lot lately, as applied to our cities, our […]

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What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

July 19, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes Energy Policy so Important?

This week in Present Value, ESI asks Senior Advisor David Boonin the question, “What makes energy policy so important?” “DB” will mark David’s responses to the questions. The energy industry is undergoing significant changes, which have influenced business decision making and public policies at all levels of government. ESI has been a long-term partner of […]

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Midstream on the Energy Future: The Passive House Standard

October 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Midstream on the Energy Future: The Passive House Standard

“Three days?” I ask because it was difficult to believe what he was suggesting. “Well two days; on the third day, the house overheated in under an hour.” I am standing in the middle of the 13th Annual Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) conference. Michael from Ingui-Baxt architects has just explained that his four-story […]

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