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  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas

    Summers in Austin, Texas are hot. Temperatures rise to an average of 97 degrees Fahrenheit daily, causing residents to swelter and energy bills to soar. However, one Recovery Act-funded project is helping find a way to turn down the heat on electricity bills. The ...


    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 Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • NREL and Army Validate Energy Savings for Net Zero Energy Installations

    The U.S. Army (Army) has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation ...

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