Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has selected Eneractive Solutions to conduct audits and retro-commissioning projects on municipal buildings, the Edison Energy subsidiary announced on February 15.

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

Xcel Starts $4M Solar Energy Storage Pilot Program in Denver

The Stapleton neighborhood in Denver has the largest concentration of rooftop solar in the city. That’s why Xcel Energy is using its North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods for a $4 million, two-year pilot program  that will test the value of storing solar energy in banks of batteries, according to a February 15 report by the ABC-TV news affiliate, The Denver Channel.

U.S. Navy to Develop Solar+Battery at Pacific Missile Range Facility

U.S. Navy to Develop Solar+Battery at Pacific Missile Range Facility

03The U.S. Navy plans to develop a 44-MW solar farm and battery energy storage system on nearly 200 acres at the 2,134-acre Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands on the west side of the island of Kauai, according to a February 9 report by … Read more…

In California, Power Is in Shorter Supply After Oroville Spillway Collapse

In California, Power Is in Shorter Supply After Oroville Spillway Collapse

As California officials rush to repair a huge sinkhole in the emergency spillway at the Oroville dam, the Hyatt Powerplant – an 819-MW hydropower plant located in the bedrock beneath the dam – remains shut until authorities judge it is safe to come back online.

Slacking Off? St. Louis Considers Easing Up on Energy Efficiency Construction Codes

Slacking Off? St. Louis Considers Easing Up on Energy Efficiency Construction Codes

On February 8, building industry representatives squabbled with environmental advocates at a meeting of the St. Louis County Building Commission over code changes to the city’s 2015 International Energy Conservation Code that critics claim could weaken energy efficiency and conservation in new construction throughout the … Read more…

Facebook Raises Carbon – and Ire – in Denmark

Facebook Raises Carbon – and Ire – in Denmark

Last month, the social-media giant Facebook announced plans to build a third foreign data center near Odense, Denmark – using a similar energy efficiency design to those the company already has in place in Lulea, Sweden, and Clonee, Ireland

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Along with experts from 25 other universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) will play a pivotal role in a new U.S.-funded consortium that will aim to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s industrial manufacturing processes by 50 percent by 2027, the university announced on February 8.

New York State Considers $15M Rebate Program for Installation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps

New York State Considers $15M Rebate Program for Installation of Ground-Source Heat Pumps

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed a $15 million program on February 7 to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies statewide.

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter is launching a first round of “green professionals” (GPRO) courses that target on-the-ground building professionals who seek to integrate sustainable practices into their core knowledge , according to a February 7 report by Construction & Demolition Recycling.

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