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iSpring Presents on Metrics and Dashboards at Energypath 2012

On Thursday, June 28th, iSpring’s Andrea and Samantha Wittchen and Compass Point’s Deana Zosky presented at Energypath 2012 on metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs), dashboards and sustainability performance. At the heart of sustainability performance improvement is the ability to measure and therefore manage the process. KPIs serve as the yardsticks to measure progress against a baseline. […]

An Introduction to Green Performance Strategies: A Data-Driven Approach to Sustainability

Back in April, we let you in on a little secret–that we were working on a new service offering that we were pretty jazzed about. Well, the big day has come! We’re so excited and pleased to introduce to you our new service offering, Green Performance Strategies (GPS). A business’s long term value is made […]

iSpring and Lehigh University’s Enterprise Systems Center Featured in The Morning Call

iSpring was featured on March 11, 2012 in The Morning Call‘s Outlook section.  The article profiled the company and its work in the energy efficiency and conservation arenas, specifically for manufacturers.  You can read the full profile here. Additionally, the Enterprise Systems Center (ESC) at Lehigh University was profiled in the business section of the […]

iSpring Part of Project Team Awarded City of Philadelphia Contract

We are pleased to announce that iSpring is part of a team selected by the City of Philadelphia and led by our Energy Efficiency and Management partner, Practical Energy Solutions, that will be working with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for the next 12 months on projects related to reducing energy use in city buildings by 30%. […]

Lehigh Valley Receives 2011 Sustainable Communities Grant

On November 21, 2011, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the awarding of $3.4 million dollars to the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation as part of its 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants program.  The grants are provided by HUD in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the EPA.   Funds will be […]

iSpring Principal Honored with Sustainability Award

On November 16th, iSpring Principal Andrea Wittchen was honored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (Lehigh Valley Branch) for her work in creating the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network. At the annual Membership Celebration, Andrea Wittchen received the Sustainability Award for Inidividual Leadership. The awards are presented annually in five separate categories: Private Project, Public […]

Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network Officially Launches

iSpring principal, Andrea Wittchen, formally announced the launch of the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network at a press conference on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The press conference, held in conjunction with DVGBC’s Green Schools Conference & Expo, drew about fifty people to learn about this new Lehigh Valley resource. The LVSN has been created to facilitate […]

iSpring Speaks at Central High School’s Earth Day Celebration

On May 13th, iSpring principal, Samantha Wittchen, spoke at Central High School’s Earth Day celebration. The Philadelphia public high school is located in North Philadelphia, and Samantha spoke to several classes of very engaged students about iSpring’s work, writing for GRID Magazine and the RecycleNOW campaign.

Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network Moves Forward

The Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network took another step forward on Tuesday, April 12th, with a workshop attended by 40 sustainability leaders from the Lehigh Valley. The group, under the guidance of iSpring principal Andrea Wittchen, divided into four working groups focused on strategy and leadership, outreach, government dialogue, and technology and resources. Using the results […]

iSpring Facilitates at SustaiNext Summit

Yesterday iSpring principal, Samantha Wittchen, served as a facilitator for a roundtable discussion about workforce development strategies to support sustainability at the SustaiNext Summit organized by The Sustainability Collaborative last month. The Summit’s goal was to be a solution-oriented session on how to create sustainable communities in the 21st century. The next SustaiNext Summit will […]

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