The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, am organization created to promote and help grow the region's renewable, "smart" energy and other cleantech industries, has hired RTI to continue a study of the area's "smart" assets.
A report from RTI International and a consulting firm concludes that North Carolina saved energy and money while creating an average of more than 4,000 jobs a year through clean energy and efficiency programs from 2007 through 2012. Looking ahead, the report says these programs will save consumers an average of more than $1 per month.
Clean energy efforts to help drive down electricty costs
Nextreme Thermal, a spinout from RTI International which has developed cooling technology for use in high-performance electronics and optical devices, is being acquired by Laird Technologies. No layoffs are anticipated and company is expected to stay in Durham.
Cary-based SAS, rated the best international work place in 2012, has moved up a spot on the best places to work in the U.S. in a new survey from Fortune magazine. SAS was third a year ago. NetApp, which has a major facility in RTP, ranks sixth.