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UN Secretary General Visits India’s First Net Zero Building

Karen Henry

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon visited the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, India’s first net zero energy building, Times of India reports. The building incorporates India’s largest rooftop solar panel, a geothermal heat exchange system and a heat recovery wheel, as well as the following additional energy-efficient equipment: Energy efficient T-5 and LED lighting fixtures. Chilled-beam   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Gets Pre-Qualified in Nevada

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry has become prequalified as an Energy Service Company (ESCO) in the state of Nevada. Nevada’s list of independent contractors is licensed by the Public Works Division of the Nevada Department of Administration to provide Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) and assist Nevada’s state agencies, cities and higher-education institutions in reducing energy consumption while upgrading facilities.   …Continue Reading


Arkansas Capitol Upgrades Earn $88,000 from Utility

Linda Hardesty

The Arkansas State Capitol underwent energy efficiency upgrades that are saving the state nearly 473,601 kWh a year. In addition, the state received a $88,246 check from Entergy Solutions Large Commercial and Industrial Program, which helps customers save energy and money by providing technical assistance to identify facility improvement recommendations based on the total amount   …Continue Reading


NY Food Safety and Metrology Laboratory Achieves LEED Silver with Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

The New York State Food Safety and Metrology Laboratory, located on the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council. The laboratory was designed and constructed by the State Office of General Services (OGS). The New York State Energy and   …Continue Reading


LEDs Light Up Madrid

Karen Henry

Royal Philips is updating the entire street lighting system in Madrid, Spain, in what the company says is the largest street lighting project in the world to date. Philips will provide the Madrid government with 225,000 new energy-efficient LED lights, which are expected to cut the city’s energy bill by 44 percent. The project includes the   …Continue Reading


UK Allows Interconnectors to Participate in 2015 Capacity Market

Karen Henry

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that interconnectors linking Britain to other European countries will be able to participate in the 2015 second four-year-ahead capacity market auction. The first auction is scheduled to be held at the end of this year. An interconnector is a connection between the electricity transmission systems   …Continue Reading


Historic Courthouse Gets Net-Zero Retrofit

Karen Henry

The US General Services Administration (GSA) is aggressively pursuing avenues to eliminate the Federal government’s impacts on the natural environment. To prove that net-zero energy goals can be achieved in a historic building with a bevy of preservation requirements, GSA completed a deep retrofit at the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse in   …Continue Reading


India’s First Net Zero Energy Building Serves as a Model for the Country

Karen Henry

India’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats organized a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in New Dehli to promote the need for green building strategies in the country, Eco-Business reports. Completed almost one year ago, the government building is India’s first net-zero energy building. In   …Continue Reading


DOE Awards $425M for Supercomputing Technologies

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new high performance computing awards. DOE’s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories will receive $325 million to build two state-of-the-art supercomputers. The joint collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) was established in early 2014 to leverage supercomputing investments, streamline procurement processes and reduce   …Continue Reading


DMV Saves $284,000 per Year with Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Recently completed upgrades to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles building in Richmond, Va., are expected to reduce energy consumption by 36 percent and save $284,000 a year. The majority of the upgrades to the 310,650-sq-foot, nine-story facility were completed to address aging and outdated infrastructure. DMV funded most of the improvements with a performance   …Continue Reading