Arby’s has committed to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years
November 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge program recognized Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. for its leadership in energy efficiency and 38 percent energy savings at its flagship restaurant in Atlanta.
Honeywell survey reveals that U.S. buildings lack connectivity and intelligence
November 13, 2015
A survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research shows that building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over efficiency and sustainability.
Joule Assets Inc., a provider of financing solutions for the energy efficiency and demand management industries, has announced an energy efficiency performance insurance offering with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a leader in equipment insurance and part of Munich Re.
State-led projects will culminate in replicable actions that other state and local governments can adopt
October 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million in funding to 11 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development. Each state will design and deploy programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Report identifies various strategies and actions to advance energy efficiency
September 30, 2015
In support of the president’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz unveiled a strategic plan laying out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers, and other stakeholders can use to achieve this goal.
Participants can access these instructor-led courses from anywhere with an Internet connection
September 8, 2015
Ten online professional development seminars focused on commissioning, environmental quality, energy efficiency, HVAC applications, and standards and guidelines are being offered this fall by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).
Focusing on only one can come at the cost of the other
September 7, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says you can breathe easy in its net-zero energy house. After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight construction, IAQ in the two-story home that serves as a laboratory is better than the IAQ in new, conventionally built houses.
Tecogen® Inc. has announced the sale of a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Supreme Sports Club. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot water and pool heating at a far lower overall operating cost than the existing configuration, said Tecogen.
Nonprofit resource to offer clean energy program management, workforce training, and technical assistance
August 26, 2015
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has announced the opening of its Northeast regional office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. CSE said it is broadening its efforts to help government agencies, utilities, businesses, and residents throughout the region plan and achieve higher sustainable energy and efficiency goals.
Cost savings drives energy efficiency efforts, while organizational barriers are biggest obstacle
August 14, 2015
According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, energy efficiency is recognized among U.S. higher education institutions as key to fulfilling their schools’ core mission, with almost 9 out of 10 respondents expecting to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next year.