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Honda Helps Car Dealers Reduce Building Energy

Linda Hardesty

Honda has developed a comprehensive energy efficiency roadmap for dealerships and similar commercial buildings. Honda is publicly releasing its 93-page “Green Dealer Guide” to help automakers across all brands reduce their environmental footprint. The Honda Green Dealer Guide synthesizes the company’s experience over the past three years helping its US dealers reduce their energy consumption   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


Drycleaners Reduces Lighting Costs 70% at Processing Plant

Linda Hardesty

Zoots dry cleaning and laundry’s 42,000-sq-foot processing facility in Brockton, Mass., retrofitted its lighting to energy efficient LEDs. The project was completed by Energy Source of Providence, RI, and consisted of replacing just over 500 outdated high-bay fluorescent lighting fixtures inside the plant with LEDs. Energy Source also installed an Internet-based system to monitor and   …Continue Reading


190 Michigan Nonprofits Get Energy Efficiency Benefits

Linda Hardesty

About 190 nonprofit groups throughout Michigan will pay $350,000 less for energy next year after Consumers Energy provides them with energy-efficient upgrades for free. The nonprofits are receiving free installations of energy-saving items such as LED lights and programmable thermostats, financial incentives or free energy assessments to help them reduce their energy usage. Most of the   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficient Building Technologies Market to Reach $623 Billion by 2023

Karen Henry

The market for energy efficient building technologies today is $307.3 billion and is expected to grow to $623 billion by 2023. A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial building energy efficient products and services, including global market forecasts for revenue through 2023. The building industry is on a long-term path   …Continue Reading


NYPA, SUNY Complete Energy Efficiency Projects

Karen Henry

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed energy efficiency projects at two State University of New York (SUNY) campuses—the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University—that will save a combined $1.4 million in annual energy costs. The $27 million in upgrades were carried out under Gov. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative   …Continue Reading


Bozeman Hires McKinstry for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

The City of Bozeman, Mont., signed a $494,008 contract with McKinstry to perform energy efficiency upgrades, including a $222,000 project to convert nearly 200 streetlights to LEDs, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. McKinstry will guarantee a minimum annual savings of $49,645, resulting in a return on investment of about 10 years. McKinstry conducted an energy   …Continue Reading


Intermatic Offers Photo Controls for Outdoor LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Intermatic released a new line of dusk-to-dawn Fix Mount Electronic Photo Controls with electronic switching mechanisms for use in outdoor LED lighting fixtures. The electronic photo controls have a solid state, silicon light sensor and a DC relay to provide switching. This provides easier calibration to different targeted on/off levels and a repeatable set point   …Continue Reading


Saks Stores Save 23% on Energy Consumption

Linda Hardesty

Saks Fifth Avenue, which operates more than 110 retail stores in the US, partnered with Ecova to look at its energy use data and find ways to save energy, reports GreenBiz. Ecova helped the retailer establish an energy-use baseline and then show how each element of an energy efficiency project would save. Each light was   …Continue Reading


Oregon School District Signs ESPC

Linda Hardesty

The South Lane School District in Oregon hired Ameresco for a comprehensive $2.1 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve eight schools and five support buildings and enhance overall energy efficiency. Ameresco conducted a technical energy audit on nearly 480,000 square feet of building space and identified comprehensive energy efficiency, water management and related   …Continue Reading


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