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Vibrant blue butterfly rests on pink flower as inspiration for the development of sustainable paint

Energy-Saving Paint Production Based on Nontoxic Colorless Materials

In the ever-evolving world of science and innovation, researchers around the globe are continually seeking inspiration from nature to develop groundbreaking technologies. One such fascinating endeavor involves biomimicry in the paint production process. Recently, we had the privilege of sitting … Read more

Hargrove Bridge

Freiburg, Germany Burch Cleantech Europe Trip, Day One

The first day of class in Freiburg, Germany was definitely a whirlwind adventure, and certainly educational. Personally, my day started when I decided to roll out of bed 15 minutes before a 7 am run with some of the girls. … Read more

Construction site

Sustainability in the Construction and Real Estate Sector

The construction, design, and use of buildings is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. About 27% of global CO2 emissions in 2021 resulted from energy use in buildings according to a report by the IEA. … Read more

Earth Day

Earth Day is Every Day

One of the most frustrating parts of environmentalism, in my opinion, is the tendency for portrayal as a movement for a specific subset of people. In hearing the term “environmentalist,” it’s hard not to think of “tree huggers” or vegan … Read more

IE Cleantech Corner Energy Policy Webinar

Energy Policy to Power and Empower Low-Income Communities

Clean energy leaders Curtis Wynn, Ethan Blumenthal, and Claire Williamson made up the featured panel for the “Energy Policy to Power and Empower Low-Income Communities” webinar. They discussed the future of energy policy and efforts to increase equity with regard … Read more