Vermont House Passes Backup Bill on Energy Efficient Appliances

Vermont House Passes Backup Bill on Energy Efficient Appliances

The Vermont House approved a bill (HB-411) on March 22 that would put energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial, and industrial appliances into effect in Vermont if Congress or the White House were to eliminate national Energy Star standards, the Vermont Digger reported.

C&I Con Ed Customers Reaped $25M in Efficiency Incentives Last Year

C&I Con Ed Customers Reaped $25M in Efficiency Incentives Last Year

Con Edison – the largest regulated utility in the New York City metropolitan area – provided its commercial and residential customers with a total of $40.8 million in energy efficiency incentives in 2016, the company announced on March

Air Force to Save More Than $600 Million with Energy Initiative

Air Force to Save More Than $600 Million with Energy Initiative

The US Air Force has teamed up with Honeywell on a $243 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 23% and save the base $20.5 million. The project at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City is the largest energy … Read more…

Breakthough Construction: Passive Homes Go Prefab

Breakthough Construction: Passive Homes Go Prefab

When Elizabeth Scott ordered a new energy-efficient home for her property in rural Guilderland, New York, a factory in Searsmont, Maine that manufactures passive house components  went to work. Ecocor High Performance Buildings, a construction firm that designs, manufacturers, delivers and assembles passive house parts … Read more…

University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine, adjacent facilities in Honolulu, have joined with Hawaiian Electric on a demand-response demonstration project that uses battery energy storage to deliver power during periods of peak energy use, according to a March 21 report by Pacific Business News.

Army’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Is Snagged by Siemens

Army’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Is Snagged by Siemens

rmy’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Snagged by Siemens

A School District ‘Marshalls Interest’ in Energy Efficiency, Saving $7M Since 2000

A School District ‘Marshalls Interest’ in Energy Efficiency, Saving $7M Since 2000

Since they began focusing attention on energy efficiency at the turn of the century, the Marshall County Schools have saved more than $7 million through a cost avoidance program targeted at utilities. The green initiative benefits the nearly 4,000 students in the area’s 11 public K-12 academic institutions, according to a March 20 report by the local Wheeling (West Virginia) News-Register.

Energy Star Could Burn Out Under Trump Budget

Energy Star Could Burn Out Under Trump Budget

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, a 25-year-old federal initiative that has promoted energy efficiency nationwide is targeted for elimination under the preliminary “America First” budget plan delivered to Congress by President Donald Trump last week, Digital Trends reported on March 16.

Energy Trust of Oregon Selects ICF for Commercial-Building Energy Efficiency Contract

Energy Trust of Oregon Selects ICF for Commercial-Building Energy Efficiency Contract

On March 14, Energy Trust of Oregon – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping 1.5 million utility customers in the Beaver State, as well as in southwest Washington, to save energy and generate renewable power – announced the selection of Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF to manage its energy efficiency program for existing commercial buildings.

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