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 this program in recent weeks. Yesterday, The San Diego Union …Continue Reading
California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-11) introduced legislation (SB-71) on January 9 that would require buildings erected in the Golden State to be equipped with solar arrays, according to a report by Pacific Standard magazine.
Even without soaring energy prices as a primary motivator, global corporations — and more specifically their real estate departments — are increasingly focused on achieving a state of zero net energy (ZNE) according to a report released on January 4 by Atlanta-based CoreNet Global,
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
A key step to improving building efficiencies is to have companies visit the sites of others and to learn from their experiences.
Three organizations in Newton, IA, have been honored for energy efficiency. The awards were bestowed by The Hometown Rewards program, which is sponsored by Alliant Energy. The honorees are McCall Monument, Newton Enterprises and Newton Water Pollution Control, according to the Newton Daily News. The program was established last year and, to date, has achieved …Continue Reading
A lot of information has been amassed about how communities can cut energy use. Two goals of the CEP are to make sure that data is effectively implemented and shared.
The goals of landlords and tenants often don’t perfectly align. However, the increasing benefits of upgrading energy efficiency in these spaces is leading them to confront, rather than hide from, the issues.
The Bank of America said that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The company said that it will reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by half, energy use by 40 percent and water use by 45 percent in its worldwide operations. The company, in a move similar to one announced last week by General …Continue Reading
Researchers found that simply informing owners of how their buildings are performing results in improvements in energy efficiency and greater use of renewables.