Natural Resources Defense Council


Water audit guidance for commercial buildings

Energy audits have been conducted for many years, and there is a well-established cohort of service providers trained to perform them in accordance with standards developed by ASHRAE and others. These standards define the process and quality of work that should be achieved for energy...

The issue with tissue: how Americans are flushing forests down the toilet

Describing the environmental effects of virgin pulp production and the US strong reliance on tissue products, this report grades leading brands based on their impacts on forests and outlines existing solutions that companies can adopt.
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Building a better future: Implementing the energy-saving building code in Hyderabad

With skyrocketing energy demand, limited energy supply, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution levels, India critically needs energy solutions. Energy efficiency is an immediate solution, locking in energy savings in India’s growing cities. To reap energy savings, Hyderabad and Telangana State are moving forward with India’s...

Lowering the cost of play: improving energy efficiency of video game consoles

Today, more than 40 percent of all homes in the United States contain at least one video game console. Recognizing that all that gaming could add up to serious demand for electricity, NRDC and Ecos Consulting performed the first ever comprehensive study on the energy...