Deep in the Heart of Red Texas, Al Gore’s New Movie Discovers Climate Action

Cheryl Kaften

More than ten years after his original movie, An Inconvenient Truth, shattered illusions about climate change and served as a call to action for liberals, former US Vice President Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel – which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival on January 19 – shows that even conservatives   …Continue Reading

Building Control & Automation That Meets You Where You’re At

Paul Nastu

    In this new video, Transformative Wave explains how the CATALYST can meet your needs at every stage of your journey towards energy efficiency and control. Not only can it simply and intelligently improve HVAC efficiency by reducing energy costs up to 50%, but it can integrate with existing or legacy systems to offer   …Continue Reading

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Training (Part 2 of 2)

Linda Hardesty

In partnership with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Benchmarking Energy Working Group provides details on how to use ENERGY STAR Porfolio Manager to comply with the City’s energy benchmarking ordinance; how to request whole building energy use information from the utilities; how to work with a recognized professional to verify building data; and how   …Continue Reading

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Training (Part 1 of 2)

Linda Hardesty

In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted a building energy use benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents. In 2014, more than 340 buildings spanning 260 million square feet benchmarked, verified, and reported   …Continue Reading

DOE Explains its Interior Lighting Campaign

Linda Hardesty

The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a joint effort by the US Department of Energy, the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the International Facility Management Association, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. The ILC is a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities   …Continue Reading

CHP Integration and Maintenance

Linda Hardesty

Yanmar discusses how combined heat and power, or CHP, fits into the operations of a typical building. These units can be installed in both new construction and retrofit scenarios, and with maintenance required as little as every 14 months.

IBM Tests Heat-Pump Cooling of Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

IBM is working on a data center cooling system dubbed Thrive, which relies on a heat pump. The aim of the Thrive Project is to identify application scenarios for thermally driven heat pumps for heating and cooling in Switzerland. It will also develop heat pump technology with minimal electricity requirements designed for these scenarios, and   …Continue Reading

Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Ambient Air

Linda Hardesty

Carbon Engineering is working on the industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air. This video explains the technology behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture.

District Energy Development in Pittsburgh

Linda Hardesty

Grant Ervin, sustainability manager for they city of Pittsburgh, talks about district energy as an economic benefit in the city’s new real estate developments. In July, the city of Pittsburgh signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Department of Energy to develop a clean energy plan focused on district energy systems.

Community Microgrids for a Sustainable Future – TEDx Talk

Linda Hardesty

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Dr. Avnaesh Jayantilal talks about the future of microgrids and how they will shape the world economy. Jayantilal joined Alstom Grid in 1999 and is currently Activity Director assisting electric utilities in enhancing grid operations and resiliency, business process optimization and customer satisfaction. Jayantilal is a Senior Member of   …Continue Reading