Campaign Launched to Repower Colleges with 100% Renewable Energy

Campaign Launched to Repower Colleges with 100% Renewable Energy

Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) showed their love of the planet on Valentine’s Day by launching a campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

Passive-House High-Rise to be Airtight

Passive-House High-Rise to be Airtight

Cornell University is building a Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island that will include a Passive-House, high-rise dorm building. The Passive-House designation is set by Germany’s Passive House Institute and is only bestowed on super-energy efficient buildings. To achieve Passive House standards, … Read more…

End-Use Customers Ink 23% of Wind Contracts in 2014

The American Wind Energy Association reported that retail and other non-utility buyers signed 23 percent of the wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) inked in 2014. This represents over 1,770 MW of generation. Other renewable energy customers mentioned in the article include leading technology firms like … Read more…

Cornell Uses GE App for Off-Hours Power Management

Cornell Uses GE App for Off-Hours Power Management

Cornell University implemented General Electric’s Proficy Mobile in its facilities management, which has provided 40 percent faster off-hours troubleshooting, increasing energy savings and equipment uptime, according to GE. Cornell, located in Ithaca, NY, manages power, water, HVAC and electrical systems to operate its 260 campus … Read more…

Texas A&M, District Energy St. Paul Among Honorees for District Energy

Texas A&M, District Energy St. Paul Among Honorees for District Energy

The International District Energy Association recently gave 11 organizations awards for district energy. Selected by an international panel of experts, nine international entities received Awards of Excellence and two received Special Awards for Innovation and Integration of Renewable Energy, as follows: Awards of Excellence: Texas … Read more…

Cornell Installs 6,766 Solar Panels as Part of NY-Sun

Cornell Installs 6,766 Solar Panels as Part of NY-Sun

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month announced the second of three rounds of large-scale solar energy projects across the state as part of his NY-Sun initiative. In this round, $54 million has been awarded for large-scale solar energy projects that will add 64 MW … Read more…

NREL’s Energy-Efficient Facility Influences Buildings in Seattle, Salt Lake City and NYC

NREL’s Energy-Efficient Facility Influences Buildings in Seattle, Salt Lake City and NYC

Developers building the 50,000 square-foot Bullitt Center in Seattle, Wash., are trying to build the most energy-efficient commercial building in the world — and seeking inspiration from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, according to NREL.

The Bullitt Center will generate as much energy from rooftop photovoltaics each year as the six-story structure uses; the catch is that Seattle is notorious for its lack of sunshine.

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