Vail Vows to Invest $25M in Energy Saving Projects

Vail Vows to Invest $25M in Energy Saving Projects

Vail Resorts plans to invest $25 million in energy saving projects like low-energy snowmaking equipment, green building design and construction, and more efficient grooming practices and equipment, as part of its efforts to reach zero net emissions by 2030. This will reduce the company’s electricity … Read more…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Monticello Vineyards in Napa, CA, has installed a solar system expected to offset 95% of their utility bill and saving the company thousands each month in electricity costs. The solar PV system, provided and installed by SolarCraft, includes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels which will … Read more…

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump campaigned in Iowa on maintaining the ethanol requirements and the subsidies given to farmers to produce the gas additive. But the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to reduce the percentages necessary for 2018. The so-called Renewable Fuel Standard … Read more…

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

Businesses in South Australia may find themselves plagued by fewer weather-caused blackout issues, now that Tesla has won a government bid to build what would be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Tesla says the 100-megawatt energy storage solution will be completed by December, 2017. The … Read more…

Shift to Renewables Happening Faster than Most Business People Understand

Shift to Renewables Happening Faster than Most Business People Understand

Companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google are increasingly excited about the use of renewable energy to power their data centers, and renewables account for more than half of new power sources going on line. With these evolvements in the renewable energy industry, argument like whether … Read more…

Commercial Real Estate Company Reduces Energy Use by 20%, Saves $6.5M Yearly

Commercial Real Estate Company Reduces Energy Use by 20%, Saves $6.5M Yearly

Shorenstein Properties LLC, a real estate firm that owns and manages high-quality office buildings across the country, announced that it reduced its energy use by 20% in 2016. The reductions have saved the company an estimated $6.5 million in energy expenses per year. The company … Read more…

Owens Corning Continues ‘Full Steam Ahead,’ Declares Significant Emissions Reductions in 2016

Owens Corning Continues ‘Full Steam Ahead,’ Declares Significant Emissions Reductions in 2016

Owens Corning operates a lot of furnaces around the world that use a lot of energy. It is focused on energy reduction and on its greenhouse gas impact. And by the fall of each year, it identifies those projects where it can make such a … Read more…

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Nearly a fifth of energy consumed in the US is used by commercial buildings – but building owners and managers have a number of options when it comes to reducing that energy consumption and increasing their margins, from simple behavioral changes to easy updates to … Read more…

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