Energy consultants and other related are cashing in from the surge of interest in sustainability, green issues and just good common sense energy efficiency measures. As this article in Reuters highlights, these firms have recorded ‘exponential growth’ all of a sudden.
Steven Winters said green was not even on the radar screen when he set up his building service firms, Steven Winters Associates, 35 years ago.
But since his first year in business, clients seeking “green” building services, like advice on energy efficiency, has grown 6,800 percent, said Winters. In the last five years, the number of clients seeking those services has doubled.
Cecily Chanell, a senior sustainability consultant at Steven Winters, said on average the firm can help clients cut about 30 percent of their energy use.
comScore recently announced a milestone: 3 millionth tree was planted as part of its “Trees for Knowledge” panelist recruitment program. (link to http://blog.comscore.com/2012/04/comscore_plants_3_millionth_tree_as_part_of_trees.html)comScore introduced this program in 2008 in partnership with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future. For every qualified participant (link to http://www.relevantknowledge.com/AboutTrees.aspx) in research panels such as RelevantKnowledge, the organization plants a tree in a developing community in Central America, Africa, or Asia. This is a good example where a simple action of an individual online can translate into meaningful results all over the world.
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