Monthly Archives: September 2009

IBM and Others Complete Pilot Energy Saving Project

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21 IBM and Consert today announced the completion of smart grid pilot project installations with nearly 100 commercial and residential participants partnering with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (FPWC) in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The pilot has helped local businesses and residents actively participate in the monitoring and control of their energy usage with savings of up to 40 percent. Rest here

Green Quad

The most recent local Science Cafe meeting was held at the USC Green Quad Learning Center.  You can learn more about the Green Quad at  The Green Quad Learning Center lobby has a drop off box where they accept Number 5 Polypropylene (PP) plastic containers for recycling.  Also, I recently discovered that Publix accepts Number 6 Expanded Polystyrene (PS) foam products (think Styrofoam “clam-shell” dinner boxes and drink cups).