The Energy Efficiency Sector Should Take a Bow

The Energy Efficiency Sector Should Take a Bow

Energy managers, facilities managers and everyone else in the sector should take a moment to congratulate themselves. A number of recently released studies and surveys show that investment in energy efficiency in general — and commercial buildings in particular — is growing steadily.

Energy Efficiency Efforts Face Obstacles in New Buildings and Retrofits

Research shows that energy efficiency is important – but not paramount – to building owners and operators and that implementation of measures to cut energy use are inconsistent in both existing structures and new building design. In late October, Honeywell and KRC Research released a study … Read more…

Three Thousand Teams Enter EPA’s Battle Of The Buildings

Three Thousand Teams Enter EPA’s Battle Of The Buildings

This week, the EPA launched its 4th annual Energy Star National Building Competition in which teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country are competing to see who can most reduce their buildings’ energy use. Competitors measure and track their buildings’ monthly energy consumption … Read more…

Las Vegas Eases Up On Older Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Standards

Las Vegas Eases Up On Older Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Standards

The Las Vegas city council has exempted downtown buildings constructed before 2009 from being compliant with the city’s energy code, so energy efficiency regulations governing insulation, lighting, air conditioning units and other systems won’t be enforced for older commercial buildings, the Las Vegas Sun reports. … Read more…

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