The Study Looked at Fortune 200 Companies, Most of Them Users of LEED and Members of USGBC
April 24, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the USGBC.
Millennials Are Willing to Pay More for an Energy-Efficient Home
April 15, 2015
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveys indicate that energy efficiency and sustainability are among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.
Energy Consumed in Federal Government Facilities Has Generally Been Declining Over the Past Four Decades
February 12, 2015
The U.S. federal government is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) shows total delivered-to-site energy use by the federal government fell to 0.96 quadrillion Btu in fiscal year (FY) 2013.
UL White Paper Predicts Disruption in the Building Market over the Next Five to 10 Years
January 28, 2015
UL has conducted a study to learn where value and return on investment lie in the area of sustainable buildings. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled “The Dawn of the Building Performance Era” written by UL’s chief economist, Erin Grossi.
Combination Will Serve the Needs of Existing Clients, as well as Accommodate the Growing Sustainability Market
January 21, 2015
Steven Winter Associates Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Everyday Green LLC, Washington, District of Columbia, a building science consulting and verification firm specializing in green building certification programs.
First Program of Its Kind in the Banking Industry Fosters Early Stage Clean Energy Technologies
November 11, 2014
Wells Fargo has launched its Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a $10 million grant for clean technology startups funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to foster the development of early stage clean technologies for commercial buildings.
Projects may include HVAC upgrades, building envelope improvements, solar PV installation, and more
November 4, 2014
Sustainable Energy Fund is inviting not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a loans at 2 percent interest to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources.
Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.
Product Integration Enables Real-Time Decision-Making to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Costs
October 15, 2014
Workiva, provider of a cloud-based and mobile-enabled platform for enterprises to compile, report, and analyze critical business data, has announced a strategic partnership with Urjanet, a provider of automated energy data. Workiva said this partnership will allow customers who use its Wdesk product to directly tap into Urjanet’s energy data.