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.
Accolade highlights areas where the company excels, including its Climate Commitment and EcoWise Portfolio
August 6, 2015
Ingersoll Rand has been named a 2015 Eco-Leader by Green Builder magazine. Companies recognized as Eco-Leaders proactively strive to make the world a better place to live through innovations in conservation, waste reduction, and reduced carbon emissions.
Advances in energy efficiency have spurred economic growth, lowered bills
July 15, 2015
Energy efficiency has made major strides in the U.S. in the last 35 years, with “energy intensity” — energy used per dollar of gross domestic product — down from 12.1 thousand Btu per dollar in 1980 to 6.1 thousand Btu per dollar in 2014, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Near-term cost pressures overwhelm the bigger picture
July 14, 2015
An international survey of more than 1,500 professionals shows that while most companies see the cost benefits of energy efficiency measures, the majority lack a clear strategy, concrete targets, and a systematic approach to energy efficiency throughout the organization.
North American energy management services market expected to boom over the next five years
July 13, 2015
The rise in energy prices and consumers’ focus on energy efficiency have compelled facility and home owners in North America to adopt energy-saving solutions, notes Frost & Sullivan. Suppliers are diversifying their portfolios with respect to system design and technology in order to remain competitive and meet their needs.
Order requires all large existing state buildings to achieve LEED-EB certification
July 8, 2015
CodeGreen Solutions has won a multi-year contract with the state of California Department of General Services to provide sustainability, energy efficiency, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) services for over 60 buildings around the state.
Latest technology developments are allowing greater insight into energy procurement and energy usage
July 7, 2015
The global energy management system market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 20 percent from 2015 to 2020 due to highly volatile electricity prices, government regulations, and growing awareness among consumers, according to a new report from Research and Markets.