Study: Hawaiians Save Most on Utility Bills Due to Appliance Standards

Study: Hawaiians Save Most on Utility Bills Due to Appliance Standards

Consumers in Hawaii save the most on overall household utility bills—a whopping $945 – according to a findings of a report released on February 16 by the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

Energy managers in The Big Apple have their work cut out for themselves. Green Partners’ George Crawford points to Local Law 88 in New York City as a key decision point for many building owners. Those decisions will result in changes, no or in the … Read more…

Philadelphia, San Diego Make Smart District 2030 Moves

Philadelphia, San Diego Make Smart District 2030 Moves

Cities increasingly are looking to reduce energy and water use and limit emissions. 2030 Energy Districts, which are voluntary standards upon which municipalities and building owners agree, are one structure under which these efforts are moving forward. News has been made in several cities in relation to … Read more…

DNV GL: Cost Reductions the Key Motivator for Energy Efficiency Projects

DNV GL: Cost Reductions the Key Motivator for Energy Efficiency Projects

Key findings The Commercial Facility Pulse Survey Commercial managers, which was released yesterday by risk management firm DNV GL, include: LEDs deployment are the most common energy efficiency projects. Cost reduction is the most important motivational factor in getting projects off the ground. Setting energy reduction … Read more…

IKEA Deploys Fourth Fuel Cell

IKEA Deploys Fourth Fuel Cell

Furniture retailer IKEA has installed a fourth biogas-powered fuel cell in a California store, according to the company. The installation was at its San Diego location. All the stores also have solar arrays. Combined, IKEA will generate 1.5 MW of energy via the cells. A … Read more…

Greenpeace: AWS Lags on Renewable Energy Disclosure

Greenpeace: AWS Lags on Renewable Energy Disclosure

Greenpeace, in a report released last week, suggested that progress is being made in clean data center powering, but that at least one major organization is not being as transparent as it should be. “Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green … Read more…

The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives

Tracking waste helps efficiency in a couple of ways, one general and one specific. In general, benchmarking and tracking promote efficiencies. Processes are streamlined, with unnecessary steps removed. Things run better simply by the act of calling attention to the issue. More specifically, the tracking … Read more…

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