Owners, tenants raise the roof on green leases

August 2, 2017 by  
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Green leases, like one held by TD Bank, reduce office building energy consumption, save costs and create competitive advantage for building owners.

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Why JPMorgan Chase committed $200 billion to ‘clean’ financing

August 2, 2017 by  
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The biggest U.S. bank is embracing renewable energy and green infrastructure projects in a big way.

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Lighting as a Service illuminates a path for corporate innovation

June 7, 2017 by  
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Lumens as a Service (LaaS) can cause building energy efficiency savings of more than $1 trillion. Here is how companies can turn on to the trend.

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5 lessons the building industry can learn from a Fitbit

July 17, 2015 by  
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How you collect building energy data — and more importantly, how you interpret it — is crucial for taking efficiency to the next level.

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Powerhouse Dynamics and the Prius of building energy efficiency

March 11, 2012 by  
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The CEO of the company behind the eMonitor commercial- and residential-building energy management tool talks about the power of shining a light on where we're using our energy every day.

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Some Welcome Good News for Building Energy Retrofits

December 15, 2011 by  
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Amidst the bleakest economy in memory, the construction industry in the US needs all the good news it can get. Fortunately, there have been a couple glimmers of hope in recent weeks.

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The Impacts of Energy-Smart Buildings

October 6, 2011 by  
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A case study from Microsoft and Accenture shows how 10 to 30 percent energy savings are quickly possible by retrofitting building energy use.

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DOE Promotes Updating Building Codes

December 23, 2010 by  
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is working with 24 states across the country to support the adoption of updated building codes which incorporate increased energy-efficiency requirements. $7 million is being apportioned in grants of $150,000 to $350,000 to assist the states, who have agreed to work with DOE, to “advance adoption, training, and compliance for the updated building codes.” “As part of the Administration’s broad efforts to help families and businesses save money by saving energy, these awards will help states and local communities significantly cut the energy intensity of the nation’s buildings sector, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S.” according to the agency’s press release. Energy efficiency in building codes varies from state to state.

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Pickens Plan Gives Up on Wind Power

December 23, 2010 by  
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Wind energy’s one-time champion, T. Boone Pickens, who was going to “save America” with his plan for a new energy future and reduction of the demand for foreign oil, has given up on wind power. The “Pickens Plan” was going to be based on the increased use of natural gas in combination with extensive wind farms for electrical generation

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TVs Will Get Energy Efficiency Labels in 2011

December 23, 2010 by  
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Starting in the new year, TVs will be outfitted with Energy Guide stickers much like those on household appliances such as refrigerators or washers and dryers, allowing consumers to make energy efficient choices more easily. The Federal Trade Commission is requiring all TVs to bare the stickers, which will feature the estimated annual energy cost of the TV, with a scale comparing it to other TVs in the same size range.  The figures are based on a cost of 11 cents per kWh and five hours use per day

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