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World’s Largest Combined Sewer Reservoir Captures APWA Top Environment Project Award

by Black & Veatch Corporation  (Sep. 20, 2016)

The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year. Thornton’s reservoir capacity is up to 7.9 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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  (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 ...

IEA urges increased energy efficiency in buildings

by International Energy Agency  (Mar. 25, 2008)

Energy efficiency is by far the most cost-effective way to fulfil three major energy-related challenges: increased energy security, reduced energy costs and a cleaner environment. “With surging energy consumption, high energy prices and raising CO2 emissions, the imperative to improve energy efficiency is stronger than ever”, said Nobuo Tanaka, ...

Duke Energy to build ninth US wind farm

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 4, 2009)

Duke Energy continues to add to its renewable power portfolio with the announcement that it will build and operate a 200-megawatt wind energy project near Casper, Wyo. The Top of the World Windpower Project will be the company’s ninth U.S. wind farm and its fourth in Wyoming. Duke Energy will construct the Top of the World project on ...

New England buildings battle for title of energy efficiency

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 28, 2011)

Ten New England buildings have joined the Energy Star “Battle of the Buildings” challenge, an EPA program to encourage energy efficiency in buildings around the country.  Teams from 245 buildings across the country are battling it out to see who can save the most energy with help from EPA’s Energy Star program. Buildings ...

New systems for energy-efficient smart buildings

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 29, 2010)

IBM has announced plans to work with Tridium, Inc. to develop new technology and solutions that will allow companies to maximize efficiency of their new and existing buildings and facilities while keeping an eye on profits. Tridium, part of Honeywell"s Automation and Control Solutions group, is a global provider of software and embedded hardware ...

Blueprint for building wind energy supply chain

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 29, 2010)

According to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BlueGreen Alliance and the United Steelworkers, the U.S. wind industry can create tens of thousands of additional jobs manufacturing wind turbines and components if the U.S. passes long-term policies that create a stable market for the domestic wind energy supply chain. ...

US signs agreement with China on building energy efficiency

by U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  (Jul. 23, 2009)

DOE and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) signed a joint agreement on July 15 to foster collaboration in the development of more efficient building designs. Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts who will share their understanding of efficient building technologies, including high-performance ...

Partnership to promote energy-efficient buildings in China

by Asian Development Bank  (Oct. 7, 2008)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending 800 million yuan (about US$116.9 million) in a partial credit guarantee program that will support private sector-led energy efficiency projects in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Under the pilot program, ADB is partnering with a private energy management company and financial institutions to ...

Apple building big solar energy project in California

by Associated Press  (Feb. 10, 2015)

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of energy from the new solar facility. It is being constructed on 2,900 acres in rural Monterey ...

Energy efficiency in buildings: business realities and opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 8, 2008)

This WBCSD study ( 2.85 MB) 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 ...

Light inspires energy efficient building design

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (Mar. 1, 2010)

Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support ...

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