office energy saving News

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Department Recognizes Cleveland Partners for Leadership in Saving Energy

    As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department is recognizing its Cleveland area partners for their leadership in saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions today. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Cleveland area partners including the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Cuyahoga Housing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...


  • City Sports on Fast Track to $300,000+ in Energy Savings With World Energy Solutions

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it is implementing a comprehensive energy management plan on behalf of City Sports, a specialty sports retailer with locations across the East Coast. The plan, which encompasses auction-based procurement, energy efficiency measures and utility incentives, is projected to deliver the retailer ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • ENVIRON Opens First Africa Office

    Ewire -- Stephen T. Washburn, CEO, is pleased to announce that ENVIRON will expand the firm's global network by opening its first office in Africa on 1 March 2012, in Johannesburg. ENVIRON is establishing operations in Johannesburg in response to increasing demand for the firm's environmental and health sciences consulting work in South Africa and throughout the wider African region. ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Four cogeneration facilities earn Energy Star award for significant energy savings

    EPA presented Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) awards to four organizations for using highly efficient systems to save energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution. CHP (cogeneration) is up to 60 percent more efficient than producing heat and power separately. CHP is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as natural gas, ...

  • Viridian Energy Names Industry Veteran as Chief Operating Officer

    Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green retail energy, today named Joseph Waldman as chief operating officer. Waldman joins Viridian with more than 15 years of experience in operations, including eight years in retail energy operations and management, and his appointment advances Viridian's vision to provide affordable, renewable energy to the greatest number of customers for a ...


  • 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 ...

  • Homeworking is where the savings are

    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, according to a new report released today by the Carbon Trust. Advances in technologies such as broadband internet, smart phones and cloud computing mean that many jobs can now be done effectively outside of traditional ...


    By Carbon Trust

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