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August 4th, 2016 “An Integrative Business Model for Net Zero Energy Districts” by RMI

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, An Integrative Business Model for Net Zero Energy Districts, revealing an innovative new approach to achieving net zero energy at a district scale that is life-cycle cost neutral compared to business as usual with lower first costs to developers. While many elements are broadly replicable, this business […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Resilience Builder Toolkit

Toolkit developed by Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience  (LACCDR) for building resilience in communities. Resilience Builder is presented in six sections and offers strategies to increase resilience.   resilience-builder

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August 3rd, 2016 Water and Climate Resilience Center

RAND has established the RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center, or WCRC, to address changing how we plan, build, and organize our societal systems to become more resilient to climate change. See resources available here.

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August 3rd, 2016 Resilience: Learn and Tell Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to teach people about community resilience so that they can then educate others about resilience and resilience building. It uses a train-the-trainer approach. The LEARN section of the toolkit educates community members or organizations about basic community resilience concepts by providing definitions, stories, and additional resources. The TELL section provides tips, […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Getting to Net Zero

NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) paper that covers net zero buildings and several strategies to get to net zero as a business.   NREL Getting to Net Zero

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Implement A Sustainable Purchasing Policy

Courtesy of Conserve: Every purchase is an opportunity to choose a sustainable product or service for your restaurant. Watch this video and consider the attributes of the products your company buys. Watch video here.

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Save Water in Your Restaurant: Reduce Water Use in Landscaping and Outdoor Maintenance

Courtesy of Conserve: How you manage your landscaping is as important as how you manage water inside the four walls of your restaurant. Every drop counts and every drop costs so listen in for a few handy tips. Watch video here. 

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Save Water in Your Restaurant: Fix Leaks

Courtesy of Conserve: It seems like a no brainer, but allowing leaks to drip can poke holes in your finances. The relentless drip erodes your profits at least two times over: paying for the water and paying for the sewer. If it is a hot water leak, add a third cost: heating the water. Unfixed leaks […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Sustainabiliy: A Win for All with Mike Finley, Turner Foundation

Courtesy of Conserve: Mike Finely, President of the Turner Foundation, outlines the Foundation’s partnership with the National Restaurant Association and the Conserve program. He explains how sustainability is a “quadruple win” for restaurateurs, consumers, communities, and the planet. He also tells us why Ted Turner is fascinated with bison and the Foundation’s efforts for implementing sustainable […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Can you get more local? 6 tips for building a rooftop garden

Courtesy of Conserve: What is more local than a rooftop garden? Nothing! Get 6 tips on how to build a rooftop garden from a Chef Ethan McKee of Urbana in Washington, DC. Find out how much money the company is saving and what his staff thinks about the garden after lugging 16,000 pounds of soil on […]

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