2014
Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
October 29, 2014

Big Things Come in Nano Packages

In the past I’ve written my SBC blog about the cascading benefits of sustainability, about biking and, well… biking. But there are more ways to use the math of sustainability—how 1+1=3—than by wearing spandex shorts.

The math of sustainability can also create jobs and solve some of our most pressing problems, not just for the country but here at home as well. The Peak Innovation Conference earlier this October was a great place to see ideas about sustainability in action.

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Angelo Genasci
Angelo Genasci
Development Director
September 30, 2014

A Modern Comstock Lode: TESLA's New Gigafactory Battery Facility

If you frequented any local business in the Sierra in the past month you likely overheard significant chatter about Tesla choosing Reno as the location to build it’s new Gigafactory battery facility.

While there is no new silver ore mine attracting prospectors, there is that same excitement and hope that existed after the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859. One cannot underestimate the potential economic impact of such a high tech facility on the Sierra Nevada region.

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Kristin York
Kristin York
Vice President of Business Innovation
September 17, 2014

Cultivating Innovation Around The Triple Bottom Line

 

What if innovation in the form of a triple bottom line was the primary responsibility of a business?

 At the Peak Innovation Conference, we’ll be talking a lot about the triple bottom line so here is your primer on what it is, why it is so important and why it can be controversial.

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Leanne Kuchar
Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager
September 10, 2014

Teaching Communities How to Fish: The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

 

What do Sahuarita, Arizona, Pottawattamie County Iowa, and Fond du Lac Wisconsin all have in common?

These communities, as well as communities found throughout the United States, have all teamed up with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to help their economies and communities grow by supporting local entrepreneurial development.

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Ian Nimmo
Ian Nimmo
Project Manager
September 04, 2014

Passive Solar: Utilizing Earth's Natural Heating & Cooling Systems

From the start of my work on energy efficiency projects at SBC one emerging technique has caught my eye: passive solar building.

The Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) team is constantly learning about new ways to reduce energy bills through retrofits targeted at mechanical systems, but what if we could go one step further and gain heating and cooling elements from the natural world?

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