The goal of integrating solar power into buildings instead of bolting the technology on afterwards has taken a step forward with the announcement that Tesla and Panasonic have expanded their existing relationship to include manufacture of Tesla’s solar roof products. The work will be done at Tesla’s Buffalo, NY, facility. Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity has …Continue Reading
Trane is partnering with Birmingham, AL, to improve energy savings in 125 city structures. The $61.3 million project is aimed at cutting energy and operational costs 30 percent annually and to save more than $100 million during the next twenty years. The press release says that water upgrades will be made in 119 building; HVAC …Continue Reading
Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award. As companies know, the …Continue Reading
The tops of some municipal buildings in St. Cloud, MN will be outfitted with solar panels next year, according to the SC Times.
Forward thinking businesses such as Google Inc are leading the charge in the use of renewable energy in the corporate sphere. They power 100% of their operations with renewable energy.
Both the quality of an organization and the energy efficiency of the building that houses it start at the top. In one case, it’s the business plan. In the other, it’s the roof.
Want to cut energy cost while reducing carbon emissions? Building efficiency provides the “most bang for the buck,” according to the World Resources Institute.
A full-blown building energy assessment can lead to great savings. However, the assessment itself is a costly affair. The DOE’s Building Energy Asset Score is a less expensive – as in free – approach that provides usable and relevant data that points management toward steps that should be taken. Two versions of the platform now are available. The …Continue Reading
A study by The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has concluded that almost 40 percent of electricity needed by the United States could come from solar photovoltaics. The study, according to a report on the research at Greentech Media, suggests that 1.118 gigawatts could be produced. That would almost double the last estimate, made in 2008, of …Continue Reading