MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

Smart building owners and developers who implement energy management efforts within their buildings and organizations use sustainability and energy efficient initiatives because of the business case, which ultimately comes down to reducing energy use and spend, while improving the reliability of its energy sources – but sometimes, … Read more…

GEM Energy Retrofits Two 100-Year-Old Toledo Buildings

GEM Energy Retrofits Two 100-Year-Old Toledo Buildings

GEM Energy has completed energy upgrades for the Toledo School for the Arts and the Toledo Club. Both buildings will turn 100 this year. The Toledo School for the Arts Completed in 55 days, the Toledo School for the Arts’ energy upgrades included replacing 1950s … Read more…

Better Buildings Partner Aims Even Higher

Better Buildings Partner Aims Even Higher

Legrand North America has targeted another 25 percent energy intensity reduction across its North American operations by 2022 from its 2012 baseline levels. As a partner in the Energy Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge (BBBP), the new commitment comes after Legrand already exceeded its first … Read more…

14 Firms Use Tenant Leases as Energy Saving Mechanisms

14 Firms Use Tenant Leases as Energy Saving Mechanisms

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance honored 14 property owners, tenants and brokers who are effectively using the lease as a tool to save energy in commercial buildings. Those selected met the requirements of the Green … Read more…

Better Buildings Challenge Draws Record Participants

Better Buildings Challenge Draws Record Participants

Thirty university teams made up of more than 230 students developed solutions to six common commercial energy efficiency problems and presented them to a panel of experts as part of the Better Buildings Case Competition. The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of … Read more…

50 Multifamily Housing Owners Join Better Buildings Challenge

The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to multifamily housing and announced 50 multifamily partners – representing roughly 200,000 units and over 190 million square feet – have committed to cutting their energy use by … Read more…

DOE Helps Train Energy Managers

DOE Helps Train Energy Managers

The Department of Energy is creating the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs: energy auditor, commissioning professional, building/stationary engineer, facility manager and energy manager. These voluntary workforce … Read more…

New Companies Join Better Buildings, Better Plants

New Companies Join Better Buildings, Better Plants

The Energy Department announced the addition of five new Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners, including HARBEC, a custom injection molder and precision component parts manufacturer based in Upstate New York, which became a Better Plants Challenge Partner. HARBEC will reduce its energy intensity by 25 … Read more…

GM Pledges 25% Energy Cut, Joins DOE’s Better Buildings

GM Pledges 25% Energy Cut, Joins DOE’s Better Buildings

General Motors has pledged to participate in the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program to reduce energy costs, per unit of production, at 25 of its US facilities. Through the program, the automaker expects a 25 percent or greater combined reduction in energy use at … Read more…

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