Posts Tagged ‘energy-efficiency’

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Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat... [...]

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Leveraging The Tenant Star Program

U.S. office occupiers that strive to conserve energy by incorporating sustainable materials and practices in their physical spaces now have the opportunity to receive recognition for their efforts through the Tenant Star program. The new federal initiative is modeled after the popular ENERGY STAR program and will recognize tenants that adopt energy efficient practices and achieve notable results in their leased spaces. Signed into law by... [...]

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Commercial PACE Financing: Utah Latest State To Approve A Program

In June 2015, The West Valley City Council in Utah approved the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) project in the state. Modeled after existing PACE programs across the U.S., Utah’s C-PACE is a mechanism to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation measures through a voluntary assessment on a commercial property’s tax bill. C-PACE allows property owners to design and pay for efficiency... [...]


Question Of The Week: Are ESCOs A Blessing Or A Curse?

Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end... [...]

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Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building... [...]

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Free Web Tool Identifies Promising Energy Saving Measures

New Buildings Institute (NBI) is offering a free tool to help facility executives quickly evaluate the potential savings associated with existing energy saving... [...]


Energy Department, NIBS Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce... [...]


NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Collector From Solatube

Part of the company's line of daylighting devices for high bay and high ceiling facilities, this product boosts... [...]

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Services & Maintenance: Think Outside The Box

Informed maintenance of the building envelope can significantly improve energy... [...]


Singapore Ramps Up Energy Efficient Buildings

Periodic energy audits are now mandated as part of recent legislation focused on minimum sustainability standards for existing... [...]