Renewable energy use grew an average of 5 percent per year over 2001-2014
June 11, 2015
Renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply.
Report Shows the First Global Increase in Investment in Three Years
April 27, 2015
Global investment in renewable energy technologies increased 17 percent to $270 billion in 2014, according to "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015," the eighth edition of the report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Energy Can Be the Single Largest Operating Expense in a Typical Commercial Building
March 24, 2015
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced its new Trane Building Advantage brand, a suite of energy services offerings to assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings.
Center Is Comprised of Renewable Energy Buyers, Project Developers, and Service Providers
March 10, 2015
Renewable Choice Energy announced that it has joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) as a founding transaction service provider with an emphasis in power purchase agreement (PPA) brokering.
With IoT Analytics, Envision Will Monitor Real-Time Data from 13 GW of Renewable Energy
February 23, 2015
Envision Energy, an energy management company, announced that it has selected ParStream to provide an analytics solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). The platform is designed to help companies generate timely, actionable insights from IoT data.
Committee Intends to Work on a Definition of Biomass as Well as Requirements on the Use of Biomass
February 17, 2015
Biomass requirements are being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for inclusion in their green building standard — ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings.
Government Regulation Is Most Important Driver for This Market
January 7, 2015
While advances in energy efficient buildings are reducing the energy consumption of many new and existing structures, the spread of zero energy buildings, which generate as much energy over the course of a year as they use, is a primary indicator of aggressive approaches to mitigating the impacts of climate change in the built environment.
Survey Says Owners and Operators Feel Need to Consider Renewables to Manage Future Energy Needs
December 11, 2014
Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and cooling costs, according to a Mortenson survey of corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and information technology providers.