NYC Building Owners Back Plan Cutting Energy Use 20% by 2030

NYC Building Owners Back Plan Cutting Energy Use 20% by 2030

Major real estate companies in New York City are supporting an ambitious plan to reduce energy in large buildings by 20% by 2030. The nonprofit Urban Green Council’s 80×50 Buildings Partnership published a report this week detailing how NYC stakeholders plan to achieve this goal.

Product Announcement: Aircuity 2.0 Platform Adds Features

Product Announcement: Aircuity 2.0 Platform Adds Features

Aircuity has added new features and enhancements to the 2.0 MyAircuity web application. The Newton, Massachusetts-based air supply and quality measuring technology company announced that the additional functionality for its platform will help provide more insight into clients’ buildings.

Engie Insight’s American Tour Identifies New Energy Opportunities

Engie Insight’s American Tour Identifies New Energy Opportunities

Engie Insight CEO Mathias Lelievre took to the road this summer, traveling to 10 American cities in 10 days. After the tour concluded, he shared with us how it went, and which new opportunities he spotted.

Novartis Signs VPPA with Invenergy for 100 MW of Wind Power

Novartis Signs VPPA with Invenergy for 100 MW of Wind Power

Novartis announced a virtual power purchase agreement with North American renewable energy company Invenergy for 100 megawatts of wind power. The electricity will come from an Invenergy wind farm under construction in Texas expected to come online next year.

Kona Brewing Company Signs PPA for Solar-Plus-Battery Storage

Kona Brewing Company Signs PPA for Solar-Plus-Battery Storage

Kona Brewing Company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with EnSync, Inc. and its subsidiary Holu Energy to build a solar-plus-battery storage system for a new brewery being constructed in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The installation is expected to meet a quarter of the brewery’s electricity needs.

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and Raptor Maps signed a deal to co-develop utility-scale solar asset management technologies to optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets.

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

As California readies for rapid electric vehicle growth, the state’s energy system will require upgrades, but the costs are likely to be low compared to the benefits, according to a new report from Next 10. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank takes a close look at how the state’s grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles.

California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) found that greenhouse gas pollution in California in 2016 fell below the emissions target set for 2020, meaning the state has met its goal four years early. Under a bill passed in 2006, the state needed to lower emissions to the 1990 level of 431 million metric tons by 2020.

Solar Installation To Help Save Audi Field $125,000 Annually

Solar Installation To Help Save Audi Field $125,000 Annually

Audi Field, the new home for the D.C. United soccer team, is slated to have solar panels installed this fall. Solar energy company New Columbia Solar says that the panels they plan to put on the canopy will provide roughly one million kilowatt hours of solar power annually, enough to offset nearly one third of the stadium’s projected electricity usage.

Soaring Hexagonal Toronto Residential Tower Designed for Energy Efficiency

Soaring Hexagonal Toronto Residential Tower Designed for Energy Efficiency

Designs for a 263-unit hexagonal residential tower in Toronto call for a façade that provides passive solar cooling and heating. The unusual design comes from architectural firm Studio Gang for real estate investment firm Slate Asset Management’s property.

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