As a student interested in hospitality and hotel management, and as a longtime member of the IEA, it seemed to me that Marriott recognizes that one of the most pressing concerns around the world today is energy conservation. Evidence of this can be found in the great effort Marriott has gone through in order to LEED certify many of […]
Professional Community Management company, PCM, is the third largest property management company in the United States, and with CEO Donny Disbro at the helm, the changes this company has made over the past decade to its own offices pale in comparison to the sensible energy saving changes it believes it can help make in the communities and properties it manages. In my interview with Mr. Disbro, I could not help but become excited as he enthusiastically shared his vision with me. He does have the advantage of having begun his interest and experience in
CityPerk has been extremely active in passionately doing what they can for a better environment, and is the first entry into our small business spotlight. Not only do the owners of CityPerk run a successful corner coffee shop and bakery, but they have carefully scrutinized every aspect of their operations to ensure that they use as little energy as possible. For these owners though, the search for better ways to use less energy or to use renewable energy is never ending. They also actively participate in Aliso Viejo “Green City” planning meetings, eager to help wherever they can.
The latest edition of the Wharton Magazine features one of the boldest books I’ve seen in a long time. In “Sustainability: The Future of Value”, Wharton MBA Eric Lowitt takes on a brutal uphill battle, arguing that sustainability is actually critical to the success of a firm. While many firms commit resources to “appearing” sustainable […]
I would like to start this interview, Mr. Jedlowski, by thanking you for taking the time to share your ideas with me and the alliance members. You are also our very first business owner who is sharing ideas with, we hope, the world through our Business Spotlight part of our website. Well, let’s begin the interview. Do you think sustainability is important? Yes. Why I think it is important is that it can not only be good for the world, but it can also be economically beneficial for a business if it does it correctly. I believe that sustainability just for sustainability purposes
All of us at the International Energy Alliance are pleased to announce our new Business Spotlight area of this website (located on the black navigation bar). As energy-friendly technology becomes more refined and cost-effective, many companies have decided it is now time to invest in and implement cost and energy saving technologies. Business Spotlight focuses on […]