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  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

    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 State Visit of the President of Mexico to the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • California to require zero energy buildings

    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 residential buildings by 2020 and in commercial ...

  • Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

    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

    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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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

      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 ...


    By IBM Corporation

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

    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 Star-sponsored competition. Commercial buildings in ...

  • Building for the future

    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 generate energy in the future. However, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    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 billion kBtus, and prevented more than 250,000 ...

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    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 operations and maintenance, and upgrades in ...

  • DOE to pursue zero-net energy commercial buildings

    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 to develop marketable Zero-Net Energy Commercial ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • AEA Energy & Environment build reputation in Russia

    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 with AEA by to allow a study of the opportunities ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • ABB cuts energy costs in Singapore buildings

    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 and environmental friendliness from the Singapore ...


    By ABB

  • Energy efficiency in buildings: business realities and opportunities

    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. Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in ...

  • EPA Honors Top Energy-Efficient Building Designs

    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 Earn the Energy Star certification are estimated to be ...

  • Disclosing building energy use creates jobs

    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 skilled, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy monitoring system a world first for iCon building

    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 firms working in green technologies and ...


  • Building clean-energy and jobs - a guide for cities

    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 several U.S. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

    Efforts to go green often focus on recycling and conserving water, but the biggest impact lies in buildings that consume 40 percent of the world's energy. The United Arab Emirates has some of the most sophisticated and spectacular buildings in the world. This degree of sophistication and comfort requires sizeable ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

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