energy efficiency event Articles

  • A no-granola case for energy efficiency

    I attended a green energy conference nearly a decade ago in Washington, D.C., where several speakers expressed astonishment at the audience’s clothes. People were dressed in business attire. Where were the ponytails? The Birkenstocks? The event marked a new age for green energy, the beginning of its migration from counter-culture to corporation. Today green energy is, well, more like ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Energy Efficiency prospects: What to watch

    Events unfolding in two US Northeast states – New York and Massachusetts – signal increased business opportunity for energy efficiency companies, green architects, lighting contractors, smart grid innovators and others in the business of saving energy. First, the energy efficiency world should keep an eye on debate over the possible shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in ...

  • How to become energy efficiency’s #1

    It’s easy to get the impression that technology game-changers happen in a near flash. And the stories of Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple leave us thinking that genius pops right out of the dorm room.   But in the energy industry it’s not that easy. The innovation we see today often stems from years of late nights, deep discussion and hard negotiation.   ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Using your EMS to improve energy efficiency

    Why an EMS Approach? With increased pressure to address energy and climate change issues, many organizations are leveraging their environmental management system (EMS) as an important mechanism for implementing energy efficiency initiatives. This phenomenon is not entirely new. The EMS approach has frequently been used across a broad array of sectors to facilitate energy improvements. But ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The real power behind today’s energy efficiency industry?

    President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt. Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the city and community. Consider these significant ...

  • Raising energy efficiency in a new materials economy - Part II

    There is a vast worldwide potential for cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by reducing the use of materials. This begins with the major metals--steel, aluminum, and copper--where recycling requires only a fraction of the energy needed to produce these metals from virgin ore, and with the recycling and composting of most household garbage. It continues with designing cars, appliances, and ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • How Civil Society Groups Can Help Expand Energy Efficiency

    WRI's new report, Robust, Recognizable, and Legitimate: Strengthening India's Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvement, will be formally launched at a national workshop on “Strengthening Civil Society Involvement in Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels” on Friday, December 20th ...

  • Top 10 LDC sizzles with efficiency

    The Situation Customer burdened with the manual execution of a complex and time-consuming process for buying winter peaking gas. World Energy Action In 10 days, World Energy structured and sent to suppliers the inaugural set of auction events featuring temperature trigger and everyday peaking products – 64 tranches total. ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • ISA launches a new equipment which contributes to energy efficiency in households and small offices

    In December 2012, ISA launched a new solution in the Portuguese market that allows users to reduce energy costs in homes and offices. In April 2013 this solution will be officially released in Spain. Cloogy is a consumption monitoring tool that allows a rational use of electric equipment and advises the user about the most appropriate contracted power.  "Are you living a smart life?" was a ...

  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Cost-efficient Solution for Already Paved Parking Lots

    The construction of parking lots is a very intensive exercise in every form. It involves a lot of heavy work and a lot of concrete as well. As is known, concrete hardens when it dries up and a large amount of prodding will get it damaged. Repairs may not leave the same smooth pavements and structures though. Parking lots always require lights because cars usually remain parked for long ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • CSO Disinfection in Tokyo, Japan: Confined Space Solutions Using a Small Footprint, Energy Efficient, High Rate Disinfection System Utilizing a Bromine Based Biocide

    Operational success of a small footprint, low efficiency, high-rate, disinfection system for combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) has been demonstrated at six locations in Metropolitan Tokyo since 2001. An effective biocide, BCDMH (1-bromo-3-chloro-5, 5- dimethydantoin) is stored in a stable powdered form and can be dispatched at a high rate to raw water flows. Fast reaction times significantly ...

  • Honeywell analytics’ 301W wireless gas detection system delivers safety plus cost savings and energy efficiency at a Canadian ice arena.

    The Situation: Mount Boucherie Multiplex is a 2800-seat ice arena/concert hall/multi-purpose entertainment venue in Westbank, British Columbia. Owned and managed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan, the Multiplex is an architectural centerpiece of the community, and home to the Westside Warriors pro hockey team. At Multiplex, city construction codes required the installation of ...


    By Honeywell Analytics, Inc.

  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

  • Importance of Energy Conservation

    Summary: The amount of energy consumed is on the rise and with more new large economies in the making the consumption of energy is going only one way and that is up. Considering the current facts the importance of conservation of energy is being vital to save the very planet we live on. The main purpose of energy conservation is to reduce the total amount of energy that is ...

  • NOW is the time for energy savings!

    NOW Is The Time for Energy Savings! You’ve been reading on-line, in journals, perhaps even in Environmental News for You and seen the arguments of why a climate change program is beneficial for your company: • proven reduction in operational costs;• opportunity to generate carbon credits for potential additional revenue;• create new, attractive products and re-package old ones;• use as ...


  • Energy heads home in 2011

    I have three predictions for 2011. When it comes to energy policy, austerity will be in. Therefore, energy efficiency will become a favored choice among mayors, governors, state lawmakers and Congress, as government becomes increasingly edgy about the cost of renewable energy. The infamous leaky home will finally get some plugging. My first two predictions are ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • The Clean Energy Voyage

    The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN climate conference was also scheduled to deliver a ...

  • Swiss Sustainable Energy Solutions are Top

    Four years ago Allinghi, the high-tech racing yacht designed by land-locked Swiss engineers challenged established sea-faring nations off New Zealand and won the prestigious America's Cup. About the same time the Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard became the first to surround the globe in a hot air balloon. A Swiss crew will soon be the first to reach New York City after crossing the Atlantic with ...

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