building energy use News

  • ‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

    A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems has created a new technology for energy efficient heat recovery windows for the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. In winter, windows and ventilation are a significant source of heat loss, particularly in older buildings, and the new windows address this. The smart  ...


    By European Commission

  • 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 Foundation

  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

  • US signs agreement with China on building energy efficiency

    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 heating and cooling, insulation, lighting, cold ...

  • Duke Energy to build ninth US wind farm

    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 approximately 17,000 acres of private and public land it holds ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • US Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in new federal buildings by 30%

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established regulations that require new Federal buildings to achieve at least 30% greater energy efficiency over prevailing building codes.  Mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), these standards apply to new federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings, as well as new federal low-rise residential buildings  designed for ...

  • US Green Building Materials Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Green Building Materials Market ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 Foundation

  • US$20m raised for UW School of Energy Resources building

    The University of Wyoming has secured nearly US$20 million for the design and construction of a home for its School of Energy Resources (SER) and will move forward to further advance energy research in Wyoming, UW president Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday). 'A new facility is a major step toward fulfilling the vision the Wyoming State Legislature endorsed two and a half years ago when it ...


  • Connecticut Selects EnerNOC`s EfficiencySMART to Reduce Energy Use at State Buildings

    EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of energy efficiency applications and services for commercial, institutional, and ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • EPA Announces Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings in the US

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2012, highlighting how owners and managers of commercial buildings across the country are taking action on climate change while delivering real financial savings to the bottom line. “Through their partnership with EPA, the owners and managers of Energy ...

  • New Smart Transformer Helps Commercial Buildings Cut Energy Use

    (Burnaby, British Columbia) April 7, 2010 — With a decade of research and development, Legend Power’s new smart transformer helps commercial buildings, big box retailers and other large facilities save 5-7% in electricity bills, energy consumption (kWh) and peak demand (kW). This smart grid device, called the Electrical Harmonizer-AVR, is a high efficiency auto-transformer with an ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • IBM Joins European Consortium to Build a Smart Grid Using Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has joined a collaborative consortium to help develop an energy grid that uses at least 50 percent of renewable energy sources, such as wind power, solar energy and biogas. Led by a European Union-funded consortium, the EcoGrid EU ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Why isn`t more being done to slash energy use in buildings?

    Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in most countries. This figure is rising fast as construction booms, especially in countries such as China and India. Knowledge and technology exist today to slash the energy buildings use, while at the same time improving levels of comfort – all for a reasonable cost. Given those basic facts, why isn’t more being done? Because the ...

  • San Diego’s USE credit union building among top contenders in EPA’s Energy Star National Building Competition (CA)

    Located in San Diego, Calif., the USE Credit Union building has reduced its energy by 20%, saving $12,213, which places it among the Top Contenders at the midpoint of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star 2011 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The list of Top Contenders identifies the leaders with the greatest percent reduction of energy use in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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