Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

Light Pollution

Outdoor Lighting That Lessens Light Pollution

When exterior lighting is poorly selected, it contributes to light pollution that negatively affects people and the environment.
Los Angeles Energy Star

Los Angeles Tops EPA’s 2023 Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Washington, DC; Atlanta; San Francisco; and New York round out the top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Rethinking Model Energy Codes For Net Zero Carbon Buildings

ACEEE looks at some of the technical aspects of building energy codes that will get states and localities on a path to net zero carbon buildings.
Cintas LED lighting

Net Zero Goals: Cintas Transitions Facilities To LED Lighting 

LED lighting retrofits, along with other facility-related energy-reduction projects, are part of the company’s ambition to achieve Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Evotech Launches Its myBEMS AI Technology

The AI technology will assist facility managers in eliminating building running costs, as well as cutting carbon emissions.
Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Energy Efficiency: California Is Tops, Maine Is Most Improved

California's energy efficiency policies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions earn it the #1 spot on ACEEE's 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Carbon Handprint

Carbon Handprint Can Measure Companies’ Positive Climate Impact

ACEEE shares how a "carbon handprint" more accurately reflects a company’s contributions to climate change by measuring the impact of the use of goods and services it provides.
LEED energy performance

LEED v4 Updates To Increase Energy Performance Requirements

To better address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, updates will elevate LEED v4’s requirements for energy performance closer to those of LEED v4.1.
Greenprint Center for Building Performance

ULI Greenprint Membership Tops 70

As proof of the real estate industry’s growing commitment to decarbonization, membership in the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance has grown to more than 70 companies.

Uptime Institute Report Series Looks At Digital Infrastructure Sustainability

The global digital infrastructure authority is releasing an advisory series as a practical resource for owners and operators to establish an effective sustainability strategy in their facilities.
ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Names 2021’s Most Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Plants

The 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2021 prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Armstrong Energy Savings Progress Jan 2022

Armstrong Helps Customers Reduce Energy Use by More Than 2.5 Billion kWh

Armstrong's goal to reduce energy use has helped customers save 2.5 billion kWh of electricity usage, resulting in more than $300 million in cost savings.
Fleet Sustainability

Azuga Launches Fleet Sustainability Service

Azuga has partnered with GreenerMiles to offer a Fleet Sustainability Service—a streamlined, telematics-enabled program to calculate, track, and neutralize carbon emissions across light, medium, and heavy fleet vehicles.
Net Zero Carbon

8 New Real Estate Leaders Align With ULI Net Zero Goal

Together, these real estate companies represent over 2,400 buildings, more than 849 million square feet, and over $397 billion in assets under management.
clean energy efficiency targets

States’ Climate Efforts Need Stronger Efficiency Steps

ACEEE’s review of states and territories with laws requiring a transition to 100% clean electricity, found that only Virginia and Washington include specific efficiency targets.
Boston Hospitals

Despite Growth, Boston Hospitals Slash Carbon Emissions

New report finds that Boston health facilities cut emissions by 18% from 2011 through 2019, despite serving more patients and expanding healthcare facility space by 10%
federal research and development

How Federal R&D Should Expand To Transform Our Buildings

ACEEE’s Dr. Esram testifies that we need federal research and development to quickly retrofit a large share of buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Bezos Earth Fund

Bezos Earth Fund Awards Rocky Mountain Institute $10M

Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.
fertilizer plants

Fertilizer Plants ENERGY STAR Certified

The U.S. EPA recognizes two nitrogenous fertilizer plants as the first of their kind to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
renewable energy growth

Four Ways Toward A New Energy Economy

A new report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) identifies policy approaches to accelerate renewable energy growth.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .