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Rhode Island Leads by Example in Green Building Policy

March 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

Late last year, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order mandating that state agencies reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions throughout their facilities. Motivated by the state’s commitment to address climate change…

ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate, Energy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn, Sept. 2, 2015—A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models…

Dow Evaluation of Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings

July 2, 2015 - in Buildings, Energy, Products

July 1, 2015—Drafty buildings are a thermostat’s worst enemy. Leaks around windows and a multitude of other breaches in the building envelope can…

Thornton Tomasetti Sustainability Consulting Helps Historic San Francisco City Hall Get LEED Platinum Certification

June 19, 2015 - in Buildings, Energy, Projects

June 17, 2015—Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that the century-old San Francisco City Hall, for which the firm provided sustainability consulting as part of a larger renovation, has achieved LEED for Existing Buildings:…

Washington, D.C. Leads Nation on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List

March 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, Washington, D.C., debuts in the top…

Siemens to Present New Products for Energy-Efficient Buildings

Zug, Switzerland, Dec. 17, 2014—At ISH, the leading international trade show for building, energy and air conditioning technology and renewable energy sources to take place in March 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Siemens will exhibit its current portfolio of…

Cisco Revamps their Own Facilities with Energy Efficiency in Mind

July 28, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy

Cisco’s EnergyOps team is tasked with reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency at our offices, labs, and data centers worldwide. Cisco’s labs are our largest consumer of energy and although we are putting a lot of effort into improving…

Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion Available for Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects

July 6, 2014 - in Energy, Renewables

In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the…

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

March 5, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

Gresham (OR) Mayor Shane Bemis, Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Bill Finch and Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard presented the survey findings on a national press conference call to highlight local energy innovations championed by mayors in every part of the country. The…

LEED Certification Fails to Increase Energy Efficiency

March 3, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design…