Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance published this week shows that leading commercial real estate owners have demonstrated significant energy reductions since 2009. The report tracked and analyzed 8,684 properties owned or managed by Greenprint members located across … Read more…

General Electric To Sell Energy-Focused Startup Current

General Electric To Sell Energy-Focused Startup Current

During a presentation to shareholders in New York this week, General Electric CEO John Flannery said he plans to sell off the energy-focused startup Current in the next year or two, Boston Business Journal reported. Since launching in 2015, Current has collaborated on major energy … Read more…

CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE will start testing Internet of Things lighting powered by Gooee in its Amsterdam office early next year, LEDs Magazine reported this week. CBRE, which brought in over $13 billion in revenue last year, views IoT … Read more…

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…

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Testifying before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an Amazon representative requested discounts on energy rates prior to the construction of 12 additional data centers in the state, DataCenter Knowledge reported. Amazon energy initiatives manager Charles Daitch, whose role supports Amazon Web Services, testified on … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $12 million in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding to improve energy efficiency for industrial and multifamily buildings. The state is also expanding its Real Time Energy Management initiative for monitoring energy and identifying … Read more…

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

The aftermath of hurricanes sweeping the United States is spurring interest in new microgrid development among city officials, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As a result, localized power grids that can function independently from the main grid are rising in popularity. As Ellen Shenette, … Read more…

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