Videos

State of the Union 2015: President Obama’s Remarks on Energy

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy compiled these comments from President Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address.


District Energy in the UK

Linda Hardesty

Stephen Saxton, project manager, describes the value of building information modeling in the design of Gateshead district energy center in the United Kingdom. Parsons Brinckerhoff plans to begin construction of the project in March. The new district energy system will be powered by a 2 MW combined heat and power (CHP) gas engine and will   …Continue Reading


Building Energy Case Study: Urban Innovations, Chicago

Linda Hardesty

Urban Innovations found $70,000 in annual cost savings and over $72,000 in immediate rebates working with EDF Climate Corps. Urban Innovations, like many Class B building operators, has a diverse portfolio of properties. By tracking which buildings offered the most immediate opportunities for energy savings, the company made strategic choices to upgrade equipment in some   …Continue Reading


Building Energy Case Study: 77 West Wacker, Chicago

Linda Hardesty

With the help of EDF Climate Corps, the facilities team at 77 West Wacker in Chicago cut its energy costs by almost 50 percent. As a Class A building, 77 West Wacker has 50 floors, 16 tenants and 959,258 square feet of rentable space. With its all-electric infrastructure, JLL business and operational leaders partnered to   …Continue Reading


Boston Hospitals Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Health Care Without Harm Boston is leading the charge for the city’s hospitals to reduce energy usage. As a result of energy conservation and efficiency, Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by 6 percent from January 2011 through the end of 2013, despite expanding their real estate footprint and experiencing more extreme weather.


GE Microgrid Controller Technology

Linda Hardesty

GE researcher Sumit Bose details a new DOE project that GE will lead, to develop an Enhanced Microgrid Control System (eMCS). This technology is designed to be a key element in keeping the electricity system in Potsdam, NY, up and running for several days should it become disconnected from the main power station.


Energy Efficient Video Streaming

Linda Hardesty

EPA’s EnergyStar program provides advice on the most energy efficient ways to stream video.


How to Share Properties in Portfolio Manager

Linda Hardesty

EPA’s EnergyStar Portfolio Manager is a free online tool that tracks the energy use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions of any type of building. This video shows how to give others the ability to view or edit your property data by sharing properties with them. EPA provides additional Portfolio Manager FAQs.


Harnessing Smart Building Data

Linda Hardesty

Industry experts from JLL and the Rocky Mountain Institute explain how smart building technology harnesses data, which can be used to garner insights about building operations and energy use. The discussion is based on a recently released report by CoreNet Global and the Rocky Mountain Institute about sustainability building practices.


Bioenergy for America’s Energy Future

Linda Hardesty

A short documentary film showcases examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. The product was developed by the US Department of   …Continue Reading