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New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.


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New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.

Energy Efficiency

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy Efficiency articles below.


Companies Control Majority Of U.S. Energy Use, But Most Lack Efficiency Goals

New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.

New Report: State Efficiency Programs Leave Lighting Project Savings On The Table

Analysis by Alliance to Save Energy and DesignLights Consortium shines light on potential of lighting upgrades, including networked lighting controls, to reap bigger energy efficiency program savings.

Three Ways To Improve Sustainability Initiatives With Flooring

Selecting sustainability flooring is the right thing to do for the environment and can lead to healthier building occupants, higher quality indoor conditions, and improved resource preservation.

USGBC Announces 2019 Green Building Leadership Awards

Microsoft and the Minnesota Twins are among the recipients to be recognized next month during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

Energy Efficiency Efforts Save Manufacturer $200,000 Annually

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Better Plants partner TE Connectivity for energy efficiency leadership at its Lickdale, PA plant. 

ASHRAE Releases Expanded, Revised Version of Standard 90.1

Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world

Green Campus Revitalization

Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI campus include net zero goals for energy, water, and waste.

Six Tips For A Successful Lighting Retrofit

Designing to code and considering future needs help to minimize obstacles and maximize investment.

Pursuing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Whether for new construction or renovation, early recognition of five key aspects is important.

7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

The right projects built with the right solutions will deliver important energy savings while making smart, financial sense.

New York Joins Top 5 As States Ramp Up Clean Energy Efforts

Across the U.S., states are making concerted efforts to promote electric vehicles, efficient products, smart buildings, cold climate heat pumps, and zero-energy building codes, according to the just-released 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.

ALDI Lauded As Industry Leader In Sustainable Refrigeration

The EPA's GreenChill Partnership has recognized ALDI as the grocery retailer with the most GreenChill store certifications in the past year.

New Tool Offers Hospitals Improved Energy Efficiency

The new Energy to Care Dashboard Tool from ASHE offers an at-a-glance view of healthcare facilities’ energy use.

Montréal’s Sun Life Building Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

The facility is the first century-old building in North America to obtain triple Platinum certification for excellence in environmental performance and digital connectivity.

Energy Efficiency Can Get U.S. Halfway To Climate Goals

A new ACEEE report shows that energy efficiency can slash U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 and get the nation halfway toward its climate goals.

Unilever Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Across Five Continents

The company's facilities across five continents have achieved 100% renewable grid electricity use, a year ahead of the company's global 2020 target.

Weil-McLain Expands Stainless Vertical Firetube Commercial Boiler Line

Four larger sizes added to new state-of-the-art boiler line featuring efficiency, ease of installation, and maintenance.

U.S. Cities Adopt Stricter Building Energy Codes

More cities and states are working together to slash energy consumption in buildings, with implementing more stringent building codes as a first step.

ACEEE Energy Champions Announced

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy revealed its “Champions of Energy Efficiency” at its summer event recognizing leadership in the industrial efficiency sector.

$28.5M Update Earns Whiteman AFB Clinic LEED v4 Certification

The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.

ESB Unveils Latest Observatory Experience

The Empire State Building now features 10,000 square feet of interactive gallery space where visitors can learn about the history of the building.

Boston, San Francisco, Seattle Top List Of Large Clean Energy Cities

Many U.S. cities are boosting their clean energy efforts, but few are on track to meet climate goals, according to 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Canon Canada HQ Earns LEED® Gold Certification

The 180,000-square-foot, five-story building includes elements that encourage collaboration, foster well-being, and promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.

Alliance To Save Energy Names 2019 Stars Of Energy Efficiency

These annual awards recognize organizations and individuals pioneering new ways to use energy more effectively in buildings, homes, and beyond.

Reshaping Energy Management

With advances in energy management systems (EMS) and controls technologies, supermarket and other food retailers now have the ability to automate energy best practices.

Bank Of America Reduces Energy Costs With Solar Panels

Through its Onsite Solar Initiative, the company will install solar panels at more than 60 locations, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices.

Dialight Launches New Reliant Industrial LED High Bay Range

Designed to deliver superior energy efficiency, the new Reliant range is suitable for warehouses, light manufacturing, and other large indoor spaces.

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.

2019 Zero Energy Buildings Count Nears 600

The official 2019 count is 580 certified, verified, and emerging projects, according to the newly released 2019 Getting to Zero Project List from the New Buildings Institute.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.

BrainBox AI Launches First AI Technology For Autonomous Buildings

BrainBox AI has unveiled its patent-pending technology enabling buildings to reduce energy costs by 25-35% and their carbon footprint by 20-40%.

DOE Recognizes Companies, Programs For Rooftop Unit Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded eight organizations for leadership in the Better Buildings Initiative’s Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign.

Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology For Commercial Facilities

Whether for a retrofit or new construction, VRF technology permits the installation of a single HVAC system for both heating and cooling in facilities — saving money on equipment and controls.

New Guidelines On Energy Efficiency For Historic Buildings

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.

10 Data Center Trends To Watch In 2019

Which developments should you pay attention to for data center planning and operation?

Design For Daylighting

Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.

Upgrading Exterior Lighting To LED?

Don’t overlook opportunity for monetary and operational savings through a lighting control system.

2019 ENERGY STAR Awards Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognize 183 ENERGY STAR partners for outstanding contributions to public health and the environment.

Top Five Trends Driving POL Adoption For Smart Buildings

Passive Optical Local Area Networks are the key to future-ready, cost-effective digital transformations in smart environments.

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