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  • Smart phone sense to cut office energy bills

    Office buildings have an enormous carbon footprint, but often energy is being wasted maintaining empty rooms and spaces at a comfortable temperature. Research to be published in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems shows how the ubiquity of smart phones connected to the office network could be used to monitor occupancy and reduce heating or air conditioning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is a green officer?

    We do make distinction between a Green officer and a Certified Sustainability Officer.  Referring to Executive Order #13514, the installation of a person to champion the sustainability plan is a basic requirement. Oftentimes, this person is not well trained although they are willing and personally committed to environmental causes. When the officer is trained, they have the ability of the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Cost of Oil

    North Dakota is in the midst of a hydrocarbon production boom as gas and oil developers tap the Bakken Shale. The boom is generating civic resistance in the arid region, however, because it requires significant quantities of freshwater. Oil and gas production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually for as long as two decades. This year, if ...


  • SavWatt Opens Washington DC Office

    SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that the Company has opened an office in the Washington DC area to focus on assisting the Federal Government to achieve its energy sustainability goals. On December 2, President Obama, joined by former President Bill Clinton, union officials and private sector companies too, announced $4 billion ...


  • New Crowcon gas detector reduces energy costs

    The new Crowcon Hydra addressable gas detection system provides a novel way of detecting toxic gases from vehicle exhausts, such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), oxides of Nitrogen (NO/NO2) and petrol vapour, in enclosed or underground car parks. Many car parks run ventilator fans continuously, but this is very inefficient and energy intensive. The Crowcon Hydra offers an alternative method of gas ...

  • Bridgelux Appoints Chief Financial Officer

    Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, announced today the appointment of Timothy Lester as chief financial officer (CFO). "Tim has been an integral part of our team since he joined Bridgelux in 2010. He has more than demonstrated his ability to lead our company's financial operations, and has become a valuable operational asset to our ...


  • No `let and forget` with launch of first fully energy-managed low carbon office

    160-year-old building up to 60% lower carbon than industry standard The Threadneedle Low-Carbon Workplace Trust (LCW) is launching its first ever low-carbon refurbished building, putting into practice a new model of landlord-tenant relationship in which LCW takes an active role in helping occupiers to manage energy usage down on an ongoing basis. The first occupier, Investec Wealth ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Intelligent Energy appoints John Maguire as Chief Financial Officer

    Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, has today announced the appointment of John Maguire as Chief Financial Officer. Maguire brings a wealth of ...


    By Intelligent Energy Limited

  • Expert chair appointed to the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage

    Patrick Dixon has been appointed as Expert Chair of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage (OCCS), within the Department of Energy and Climate Change, for a two year period, following an open and fair recruitment process. Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “I am delighted that Patrick Dixon has been recruited to this important post. Patrick has significant relevant ...

  • Carmanah Appoints Bruce Cousins as Chief Executive Officer

    Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (Pink Sheets: CMHXF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Cousins as Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director, effective October 12, 2011. Mr. Cousins takes over both roles from Ted Lattimore, the company's CEO and Board Director since 2007. Mr. Cousins’ professional experience began in finance, having ...

  • Jonathan Wilkinson Joins BioteQ as Chief Executive Officer

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, is pleased to welcome Jonathan Wilkinson as Chief Executive Officer. Today, Mr. Wilkinson takes over the role from retiring CEO, Brad Marchant. Mr. Wilkinson states, "I am excited by the potential of BioteQ. My intention is to move BioteQ to become a rapidly growing, profitable company that ...


    By BQE Water

  • Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

    The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The research and development projects, located in California and North Carolina, will focus on lowering production costs by maximizing the renewable carbon and hydrogen from biomass that can be converted ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EcoSecurities announces the launch of its Mumbai office

    Mumbai, February 22, 2006: EcoSecurities Group Plc. (LSE: ECO.L), one of the world’s leading originators of carbon credit projects, today announces the launch of its new office in Mumbai, making it one of the first international companies to establish local presence and dedicate resources to the development of the Indian carbon credit market. Speaking at the occasion, Dr Pedro Moura Costa, ...


    By EcoSecurities Group plc

  • Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

    The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels of 5,000 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA Recognizes Austin Federal Building for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building for reducing its environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal ...

  • Clothes Dryers Cost Consumers Up to $4 Billion in Annual Energy Waste

    The clothes dryers in U.S. homes are wasting up to $4 billion worth of electricity annually because energy-saving standards for the common appliance have not been significantly updated for almost 30 years, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council report released today. The NRDC report, “A Call to Action for More Efficient ...

  • Steven R. Springsteel Joins Liquid Robotics as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced that Steven R. Springsteel, former CEO of Chordiant Software Inc. and President/CFO of Verity, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to Bill Vass, CEO and President of Liquid Robotics, Mr. ...


  • A new low cost system for successfully reducing heating costs in buildings.

    Airius Europe, a new company to Europe, finally has the answer to destratification problems in buildings. Airius systems can efficiently utilise wasted heat which sits in ceiling areas of buildings and effectively re-use this energy to equalise the interior temperatures and dramatically reduce heating costs. Most companies are surprised and unaware at the difference in temperature between the ...


  • In New Report, Aeroseal Duct Sealing Proves To Be The Single Most Effective Energy Savings Option For Small Offices And Homes

    An article in the latest issue of the ASHRAE Journal reports that duct sealing with a new aerosol-based technology called Aeroseal, could be the single most effective and cost effective measure for reducing energy usage in small office buildings. Other recent studies have found similar results for home energy savings. The ASHRAE Journal article, “Energy Audits, Improvements In Small Office ...


  • St Andrews cuts carbon costs

    As well as being Scotland's first university, the University of St Andrews is now aiming to be one of the nation's greenest. The University is currently working towards a target of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 31,000 tonnes by 2012. This equates to a saving of £500K based on forecast 2012 energy prices. The Carbon Trust's programme is designed to help organisations develop a targeted ...


    By University of St Andrews

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