Chicago’s Iconic Willis Tower Undergoes Historic Transition

Chicago’s Iconic Willis Tower Undergoes Historic Transition

Gary Michon, Willis Tower’s general manager, discusses his approach to improving efficiencies at the iconic Chicago building.

Getting It Done: Connecticut Office Tower Energy Retrofit To Save $203,000 Annually

Getting It Done: Connecticut Office Tower Energy Retrofit To Save $203,000 Annually

Extensive retrofits to an 18-story concrete office building in New Haven, Connecticut, are expected to shave $203,000 annually from the owner’s electricity bill. Located on the New Haven Green at 195 Church Street, the 244,000-square-foot Class A office building originally constructed in 1975 had aging … Read more…

Chambers County Schools Achieves $500,000 Energy Savings Milestone in Alabama

Chambers County Schools Achieves $500,000 Energy Savings Milestone in Alabama

Chambers County Schools in Lafayette, Alabama, reached a $500,000 savings milestone from a facilities improvement project with Schneider Electric that began in 2015. The school district project involved a comprehensive energy audit and a customized energy efficiency plan from Schneider Electric. Prior to this project, … Read more…

ASHRAE Publishes Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

ASHRAE Publishes Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released a new guide for K-12 school buildings. Aimed at owners, contractors, consulting engineers, architects, designers, and administrators, the publication shows how to achieve advanced levels of energy savings while saving on costs. Called “Advanced … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

Low-Hanging LEDs Still the Apple of an Organization’s Eye

Low-Hanging LEDs Still the Apple of an Organization’s Eye

While LED installations have become rather ho-hum by now, as advances in technology have led to new tools and implementations in terms of energy management, it is worth noting that LED initiatives are still saving organizations significant

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase plans to retrofit more than 70% of Detroit branches with LED lights and new building management systems, the Michigan Chronicle reported on Wednesday. These retrofits are paired with a $900,000 investment aimed at supporting sustainable infrastructure projects in the city. The new retrofits … Read more…

Low-Cost Initiatives Cut Energy Use In Half at Australian Apartment Towers

Low-Cost Initiatives Cut Energy Use In Half at Australian Apartment Towers

A 35-story Australian apartment building complex has turned “low-hanging fruit” into a real bounty for energy efficiency. The Melbourne & City Towers cut energy usage by 50% in just five years through simple, low-cost initiatives. An energy savings push for the Melbourne & City Towers, … Read more…

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

German discount supermarket chain Aldi seeks an edge in the United States over new competitors through energy efficient upgrades to hundreds of stores. This year, Aldi announced a $1.6 billion investment in remodeling 1,300 US stores by 2020. Changes include creating open ceilings, adding natural … 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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