Bloomberg: Efficiency Focus Shifting to Existing Structures

Bloomberg: Efficiency Focus Shifting to Existing Structures

The efficiency of existing buildings will become a greater focus of greenhouse gas reduction efforts, according to a Bloomberg story. The piece quotes U.S. Green Building Council statistics that buildings account for 39 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. To date, the piece suggests, the focus … Read more…

The Insulation Sector: Growth and Innovation

The Insulation Sector: Growth and Innovation

Insulation is a huge factor in energy efficiency efforts and, consequently, on the amount of money an organization spends on heating and cooling. The news seems to be good in this sector on a couple of fronts: Two research projects – one focused on premise interiors … Read more…

Issaquah, WA Firehouse Cuts Energy Use by Almost 80%

Issaquah, WA Firehouse Cuts Energy Use by Almost 80%

A fire station in Washington cut its energy use by almost 80 percent, according to Jonathan Heller, the principal and lead mechanical engineer for Ecotope, the company that led the retrofit. Writing at The Daily Journal of Commerce in Seattle, Heller pointed to the special … Read more…

School Projects in MA, CO

School Projects in MA, CO

A contract with Ameresco Inc. will cut energy use by 8 percent in 11 schools in Haverhill, MA. The $2.5 million Energy Saves Performance Contract will result in annual savings of more than $270,000, according to the Eagle-Tribune. The net savings during the term of the … Read more…

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being … Read more…

Maryland Approves Efficiency Funding

Maryland Approves Efficiency Funding

Maryland utilities had about $95 million in energy efficiency program funding requests approved by state regulators while at the same time they were chastised for not meeting goals fast enough. The approved funding is for EmPOWER Maryland, the state’s program to reduce electricity use. In … Read more…

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Food Bank Offsets Rate Increase with Energy Efficiency Savings

Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico did some major energy efficiency upgrades in 2010, which helped the non-profit survive big rate increases of Public Service Company of New Mexico. The food bank raised about $350,000 in grants from a private donor and the Walmart Foundation, … Read more…

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