Smaller commercial buildings are expected to be the next target for energy efficiency upgrades
July 15, 2016
Small and medium commercial buildings have not seen the same penetration of energy efficiency retrofits as larger facilities due to lower expenditures on energy management, lack of customer education, perceived high risk of retrofit financing, and split incentives between building owner and tenant, notes Navigant Research.
Building energy efficiency information will be displayed in CoStar Group’s online property databases
June 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Initiative has announced a partnership with CoStar Group Inc., a provider of data and intelligence solutions to commercial real estate professionals, to expand the visibility of energy-efficient buildings in U.S. property markets and promote the benefits of energy efficiency.
The European Union’s stringent energy efficiency regulations are influencing policies in other regions, report finds
June 8, 2016
During the past five years, the number of energy efficiency polices around the world has continued to increase, notes Navigant Research. While policies vary by region and country, and with more developed nations taking more stringent approaches, a lack of enforcement remains a significant barrier to implementation.
Main Street Efficiency Program will offer incentives to small and mid-size businesses in central Texas
May 3, 2016
Lime Energy Co. announced it has been awarded a three-year contract with an expected value of $9 million to implement a Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) program for Oncor Electric Delivery Co. Oncor will provide roughly $1.57 million in annual incentives for eligible customers to improve energy efficiency in their businesses.
HVAC contractor’s new program aligns with the ‘New York City Carbon Challenge’
May 2, 2016
Donnelly Mechanical, an integrated HVAC and energy services contractor, has announced the launch of its “Carbon Cutter Program” for New York City commercial buildings. The company developed the comprehensive HVAC energy program to assist building owners and managers with achieving their energy reduction objectives.
Focuses of program include heating and cooling systems, and sensors and controls
April 28, 2016
Four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to expand an online crowdsourcing community for building technologies called JUMP, which helps bridge the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace.
In addition to BOMA award, the building is also LEED and Energy Star certified
April 19, 2016
The Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce management team for 170 South Main has announced that the class A, 15-story high-rise in downtown Salt Lake City has been honored with the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) Kilowatt Crackdown Climate Leader Award.
Small to medium sized buildings make up the vast majority of buildings. Many existing buildings are inadequately insulated, use outdated, inefficient HVAC technologies, and have poorly functioning control systems. This poses a pressing renovation need, notes BSRIA, and also a host of new business opportunities.
Projects spur nearly $800 million in private investment and will save customers $341 million in energy costs annually
April 11, 2016
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that in the past four years, 112,000 residential and commercial energy efficiency projects have been completed or are currently under development through New York state clean energy programs.
Tozour to provide smart, high-efficiency technology to largest training complex in the NBA
April 6, 2016
The Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association (NBA) team has announced a partnership with Tozour Energy Systems, a full-service HVAC and building automation provider based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.