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EPA Recognizes Austin Federal Building for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building for reducing its environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal ...

Sydney Central Park District Energy Scheme reduces Carbon Emissions using Tri-Generation

by Clarke Energy  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Clarke Energy has secured sales to expand the award winning Central Park district energy scheme in Sydney, New South Wales. Clarke Energy to supply an additional 1.1MWe of gas-fuelled generation capacity to expand the existing installation at Central Park in Sydney The tri-generation plant will enable ...

Energy Department Invests Nearly $8 Million to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems for Buildings

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 21, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies, supporting the Administration's goal of saving money by saving energy, and phasing down the use of chemicals that have a devastating effect on the global climate. With air ...

Tesla CEO Plugs into New Market with Home Battery System

by Associated Press  (May 1, 2015)

Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants - and he can profit. On Thursday night, ...

ASTM and ICC Support Sustainable Building Codes and Standards in the Gulf

by ASTM International  (Apr. 16, 2015)

ASTM International is partnering with the International Code Council to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The partnership is a component of the Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project and is funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department ...

UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The UK and Norway have worked in partnership for many decades to create a strong North Sea oil and gas sector, which continues to provide many thousands of jobs and shared infrastructure that delivers safe and secure energy supplies. We now warmly welcome a new link: the North Sea Network (NSN) electricity interconnector, which moves ahead with ...

Boston Back in Top 10 of U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 25, 2015)

Today EPA released its annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most certified Energy Star buildings in 2014. Boston has returned to the top 10, and is recognized for its continuing commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions and save money through energy efficiency. For 2014, Boston returned to the number 10 position among the list of top ...

Austin, DFW and Houston Businesses Saved $145 Million with Energy Efficient buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 25, 2015)

Three of Texas’ major metropolitan areas are embracing energy efficiency to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting EPA’s Energy Star requirements. Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston jointly have over 500 buildings with Energy Star certifications—saving a combined $145 million. “Energy Star certified ...

Improving air quality in buildings

by Cranfield University  (Mar. 23, 2015)

A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working ...

EPA’s Energy Star Names Odessa, TX, as Nation’s Top Small City for Energy Efficient Buildings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Odessa, Texas, as the nation’s leader among smaller cities for Energy Star certified buildings. Odessa boasts 31 buildings with the certification—all schools and school administration offices—totaling 3.1 million square feet. The energy savings from these buildings ...

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