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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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate the deployment of clean energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy efficiency to drive building technologies market into the green, says Frost & Sullivan

    Climate change and environmental degradation has become a headline issue in the global arena, challenging the energy and environment markets as global CO2 emission is expected to reach 40Gt in 2030, a 55% increase over 2008. It is estimated that 97% of the projected increase in CO2 emissions will come from non-OECD countries, mainly China and India. According to Frost & Sullivan's Asia ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 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

  • India and Israel to build & leverage technologies for alternate energy together

    'Potential synergy between India and Israel companies with characteristics of each side can be a winning combination in global context,' said Mr Daniel Zohar Zonshine, Consul General of Israel at the CII interactive session on 'renewable energy technologies: opportunities for collaboration with Israel's held in Mumbai earlier this week. The Department of Science Government of India with ...


  • Enecsys and SMTC Partner to Build Next-Generation Solar Energy Conversion Technology

    SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, and Enecsys Limited (www.enecsys.com), a premiere supplier of micro inverter products for the global solar market, announced today a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC's Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables ...


  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

    The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy. The Department also released a new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE announces more than $76 million for advanced energy-efficient building technologies and commercial building training programs

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. The 58 projects selected today will help make the nation"s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GSA Tests Innovative Building Technologies, Aims for Savings

    The U.S. General Services Administration released two new reports today as part of the Green Proving Ground program, unveiling technologies that reduce energy use in federal buildings and have significant savings potential if widely implemented. GSA works with the Department of Energy's National Laboratories to test the viability of energy efficient technologies that can be installed in buildings ...

  • Webinar series from DOE on building envelope technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Building Alliance and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are kicking off a new webinar series focused on advancing envelope technologies in commercial buildings. The webinars will serve as an opportunity for commercial building owners, ...

  • 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

  • NASA technology to enhance `Green` building efficiency

    NASA today announced that it is collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), Inc. to develop a next-generation intelligent, automated, and integrated environmental monitoring and management capability for office buildings and research environments. The building control systems being developed jointly by NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and IBS signal a new era in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Europe building greener technology for cleaner cars

    Electric motive power was kick-started in the 19th century and scientists have been developing it ever since. The EDISON ('Electric vehicles in a distributed and integrated market using sustainable energy and open networks') project, which got off the ground in late February, is targeting the development of a smart infrastructure that will alter the extensive adoption of electric vehicles powered ...


    By European Commission

  • New green building technology unveiled: dirt floors

    Earthen flooring is nothing more than what it sounds like — humble, natural earth compacted with straw or other fibers and stabilized with various natural oils to form eco-friendly high-quality flooring. These floors are easy to clean, comes in a variety of textures, colors, and materials. It can be installed over nearly any subflooring, it integrates well with radiant heat systems and it’s one ...

  • Advancing Energy Conservation Technologies

    AVON, CT--(Marketwire - November 26, 2012) -  A breakthrough project using Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIP) has recently been completed at Dow Corning's new Research & Development center in Seneffe, Belgium. This is the first commercial application of several new designs developed by Group 4 and Dow Corning that overcome longstanding VIP installation challenges to deliver on the ...


  • Energy Technology Showcase

    Over the past few years Britain has become, with the help of partners like Nissan, Honda and Toyota, one of the best places in the world to build cars. We are net exporters for the first time since I was born. Nissan’s Sunderland plant is the most productive in Europe, some would say the world. We are very proud of this success and very grateful to our Japanese partners for making in ...

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