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  • National Audit Office points to CHP as NHS carbon saving champion

    The National Audit Office (NAO) has stated that the NHS can achieve the largest carbon and cost savings in building energy use by installing combined heat and power (CHP) in acute trusts. In its new 'NHS and Sustainability' report to the House of Commons ...


    By ENER-G

  • Energy Department Invests to Save Small Buildings Money by Saving Energy

    Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for steady, responsible steps to reduce carbon pollution and reduce energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Energy Department today announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy. These small commercial buildings are less than 50,000 square feet in size and include ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Voltage Optimizer Saves Energy And Money

    As the Technology of Voltage Optimisation has become more and more recognised as a quick and simple way to reduce Electricity consumption and CO2 emissions, we have discovered that many more contractors such as Electrical, Facilities Management, and Solar PV Contractors are wanting to provide these quick and simple energy savings for their customers. Experienced electrical contractors however ...


    By Alternia Energy Management

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • ZBB Energy Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

    ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) (NYSE Amex: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced that Mr. Charles (Chuck) Stankiewicz, Executive Vice President of Operations, has been named Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the company. Mr. Stankiewicz will assume broad responsibility for operations, engineering, sales, marketing, research ...


  • Portuguese technology helps families and companies to save energy

    ISA- Intelligent Sensing Anywhere has launched a new solution in the Portuguese market that is already helping to reduce energy costs in homes and offices. Cloogy is a solution that, besides monitoring consumption, allows a rational use of electric equipment and advises the user the most appropriate tariff based on their monthly energy costs. At the time when one of the main topics of debate is ...

  • Davey puts energy saving at heart of strategy

    A new offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by Edward Davey today, with the creation of a dedicated team within DECC assembled to spearhead energy efficiency policy and make it more relevant to people’s everyday lives. The Energy and Climate Change Secretary today unveiled details of the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) at a meeting with industry leaders at The John ...

  • LEDs Winning Light Race to Save Energy, the Environment

    Today’s light-emitting diode light bulbs have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps. And that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and manufacturing methods improve in the next five years, according to ...

  • NREL, Verizon to explore energy-saving technologies, techniques

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Verizon signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that could lead to the development of new innovative ways to reduce energy use in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Through this first-of-its-kind agreement between an ICT company and a DOE national laboratory, ...

  • Salazar, Chu flip switch on 65% energy savings

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall today hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall.  The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves Washington, D.C., will reduce lighting energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Cover the roof in a carpet of grass to save energy

    Going Green means more than just talk for Maureen Connelly, director of the Centre for Architectural Ecology in Vancouver, Canada. She"s a passionate advocate of "vegetated roofs" and sees no reason why all flat roofs shouldn"t be covered in a carpet of sedums or fescue grasses to bring them alive. "We"ve had green roofs for thousands of years, going back to the ziggurats or Hanging Gardens of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The New American home to incorporate energy-saving technologies

    The National Council of the Housing Industry and Builder Magazine have unveiled the design of the 2010 edition of The New American Home, which aims to use 72% less energy than a similar house built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. The New American Home provides an annual real-world demonstration of current innovations in architecture, construction techniques, and new products, ...

  • Facilities earn energy star CHP award for emissions reductions and energy savings

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award for demonstrating leadership and a commitment to protecting peoples’ health and the environment. By using CHP technology, the award winners achieved an estimated annual energy savings of more than $4 million and avoided carbon pollution equivalent to that from ...

  • EC and the US reinforce the energy efficiency standards for office equipment

    The European Commission and the US Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to make new ambitious specifications for computers, copiers and printers under the EU-US Energy Star Programme. The new criteria are effective from 1 July, and are expected to trigger 22 TWh electricity savings during the next four to six years in the EU which is comparable to the annual electrictiy consumption of ...

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • 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 ...


  • Homeworking is where the savings are...

    According to a recent report published by the Carbon Trust, increasing the numbers of UK employees working from home can cut costs by £3 billion a year for UK employers and employees and save over 3 million tonnes of carbon a year.   Advances in technologies such as broadband internet, smart phones and cloud computing mean that many jobs can now be done effectively outside ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Wales Office Minister highlights government boost to community energy

    Experts from community energy groups met with Wales Office Minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson earlier this week (31 March) to discuss how local communities in Wales can take control of their energy bills by setting up their own local energy projects. In January this year, the UK government published its Community Energy Strategy which sets out the role that communities can play in helping to meet ...

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