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Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 18, 2016)

A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...

Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jul. 22, 2016)

Ministers and high-level representatives of 25 countries today backed the adoption of an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are powerful greenhouse gases. The Ministers and high-level representatives of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) are convinced that stopping the ...

Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

by Carbon Trust  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the ...

Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 8, 2007)

Washington, D.C. – More than 3,200 top performing buildings have earned the Energy Star for powerful cuts to their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.  These award-winning buildings represent almost 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of ...

California to require zero energy buildings

by Environmental News Network  (Feb. 5, 2008)

Every two years, the California Energy Commission (CEC) releases an Integrated Energy Policy Report in which it makes recommendations for energy policy in the state, including changes to Title 24, the energy efficiency portion of the building codes. In its 2007 report, CEC recommends adjusting Title 24 to require net-zero-energy performance in ...

Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 20, 2008)

According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...

Building for the future

by Carbon Trust  (May 31, 2012)

The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should ...

IBM Smart Building Technology to Increase U.S. Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency

by IBM Corporation  (May 21, 2012)

  WASHINGTON and ARMONK, N.Y., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a contract to IBM (NYSE: IBM) to develop and install advanced smart building technology in 50 of the federal government's highest energy-consuming ...

300+ New England Buildings Compete in Energy Star National Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 26, 2012)

A total of 334 buildings across the six New England states are among more than 3,200 buildings across the country competing in the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. These buildings are going head to head to improve energy efficiency, and find out who can be the biggest energy loser in the third annual EPA and Energy ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 23, 2013)

In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 6, 2015)

More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million in utility bills, cut their energy use by more than two ...

Duke Energy to Build Fifth Texas Wind Farm

by Duke Energy  (Sep. 20, 2011)

For the second time in a month, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is announcing plans to build a large-scale wind farm in Texas. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 202-megawatt (MW) Los Vientos II Windpower ...

ABB cuts energy costs in Singapore buildings

by ABB  (Oct. 9, 2008)

ABB i-bus is the most widely used building installation system in Singapore. It has the largest installed base across the entire range of building uses – offices, factories, hotels and resorts, universities and schools, apartments, villas and bungalows. Several of these installations have recently won best-performance awards for energy efficiency ...

AEA Energy & Environment build reputation in Russia

by Ricardo-AEA  (Feb. 20, 2007)

AEA Energy & Environment is building its reputation in Russia with the award of an extended energy efficiency study from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‘EBRD’) and the successful conclusion of a science and technology commercialization project on behalf of the European Commission. EBRD has extended an existing contract ...

DOE to pursue zero-net energy commercial buildings

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 6, 2008)

US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers has announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT).  These two efforts both focus on DOE’s ongoing efforts ...

EPA Honors Top Energy-Efficient Building Designs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 18, 2012)

Today, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Washington, DC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized nearly 100 commercial building design projects submitted by 43 architecture firms that achieved Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification in the past year. Projects that receive Designed to ...

Energy monitoring system a world first for iCon building

by RealWire  (Mar. 8, 2011)

The award winning iCon environmental innovation centre in Daventry, UK, has become the first building in the world to have an innovative self-adjusting Wireless Building Monitoring System installed by energy management company, Seamless Sensing. The state-of-the-art £8.5m building, offers office accommodation and a supportive environment for ...

Energy efficiency in buildings: business realities and opportunities

by World Business Council for Sustainable Development  (Jan. 8, 2008)

This study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they consume. ...

Building clean-energy and jobs - a guide for cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 8, 2010)

Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs. Developed by a Troy, NY Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor and a team of eight graduate students from ...

Disclosing building energy use creates jobs

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 28, 2012)

In today's economy, finding a proven catalyst for job growth-one that comes with no taxpayer price tag-is cause for excitement. Better yet: a jobs catalyst that saves consumers and businesses money and benefits the environment. Two new reports from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) show how a new kind of energy policy is creating ...

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