Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

Architecture Firms Fall Short of Energy Benchmarking Goals; Here’s Why

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued an ambitious challenge to architectural firms in 2006: Make all new buildings, developments, and major renovations carbon-neutral by 2030. In the intervening decade-plus, more than 400 firms with projects in nearly 100 countries have signed onto the AIA’s … Read more…

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Denver-based startup Rebound Technologies closed a $1.2 million seed round this week, receiving investment from Closed Loop Ventures, Investors’ Circle, and PRIME Coalition, a public charity that facilitates investments in breakthrough energy companies. The startup was founded in 2012, and specializes in a novel energy-efficient … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

Report: Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Are ‘Clearing the Air’ in California

Report: Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Are ‘Clearing the Air’ in California

A report released on March 14 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Finance details how investments from California’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds are delivering on their promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and boost the use of clean technologies throughout the Golden State.

Ericsson, Panasonic Introduce EaaS Platform for Telecom

Ericsson, Panasonic Introduce EaaS Platform for Telecom

Telecommunications providers – cable operators and wired and wireless companies – generally run a great number of small and often unmanned facilities. Cable headends, cell towers and other facilities collectively use tremendous amounts of power. Equipment needs electricity to run, of course. The gear also … Read more…

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Yale Joins REMADE Institute Team, Aiming to Improve Manufacuturing Energy Efficiency 50% by 2027

Along with experts from 25 other universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) will play a pivotal role in a new U.S.-funded consortium that will aim to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s industrial manufacturing processes by 50 percent by 2027, the university announced on February 8.

‘The Terminator’ Helps Launch New Mercedes-Benz EV

‘The Terminator’ Helps Launch New Mercedes-Benz EV

Talk about muscle cars! Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Mr. Olympia and “Governator” of California from 2003-2011, has jostled his way into the electric car market – teaming up with his countrymen at Austrian firm Kreisel Electric to create the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The car is described on the Kreisel blog as an “iconic off-road vehicle.”

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