Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Lighting is one of the biggest electricity guzzlers in a commercial building – 40% of it, to be precise.
One of the best ways to find out what to do to save electricity is using a web app that can provide data that can reveal how some retrofitting can benefit the building from an energy-saving and environmental point of (more…)
Monday, January 31st, 2011
Rocky Mountain Institute, a leading think tank that engages with the building, energy, and transportation sectors to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources, recently launched a groundbreaking website to accelerate the retrofit industry in the United States. Through its larger RetroFit Initiative, RMI has been working with its client partners to test the waters for deep (more…)
Friday, January 28th, 2011
Austin, Texas has always been a central location for wind and solar power, fuel cell technology, geothermal and biomass resources, and energy-saving sustainable technologies. It has become a major power player within the global energy industry. It has strong commitments to sustainability and the environment, and is ready to make its mark as the clean energy capital across (more…)
Friday, January 28th, 2011
A Swedish train station is harvesting energy from human heat to warm buildings and lower energy costs.
Central Station in Stockholm is Sweden’s largest rail station and the busiest in Northern Europe with almost 250,000 passengers per day. All those bodies in motion create excessive heat in the building, despite the chilly climate. (more…)
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario has completed construction of its new seven-story Canal Building, which contains a number of environmentally-friendly features, including 10 kW solar installation and a green roof. The building, the first of a pair that sits near the Hartwell Locks on the Rideau Canal, received five out of a possible five “globes” on the stringent (more…)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Vancouver is a global destination for companies to develop and demonstrate emerging clean energy technologies, green transportation systems, energy efficiency solutions, water technologies and green building technology. With one of the largest cleantech businesses communities in North America, Vancouver is positioned as a leading centre of green economic (more…)
Friday, January 21st, 2011
2010 was a historic year for the General Services Administration (GSA). With a portfolio including 350 million square feet of public buildings, 200,000 federal vehicles, and a flow of goods and services throughout government totaling $95 billion, GSA has the capacity to impact every corner of government in every region of the country. In 2010, President Obama set (more…)
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Los Angeles is known first and foremost for its colossal influence on the entertainment industry but aside from Hollywood, LA is a bustling, massive industrial hub where labor, business and government efforts are working together to make the city’s industries sustainable as well. With access to the ports, a strong, skilled workforce, a robust university presence, and industry (more…)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
The issue of energy efficiency has become increasingly important and we can expect more services and applications directed at that.
Yesterday General Electric announced that it was buying Lineage Power Holdings, a company specialized in high efficiency power conversion technology and services (more…)
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
The first step to any green building or renewable energy project of any size is finding the financing to make it possible. Since the bottom fell out of the economy, finding investors and financial institutions willing to finance building projects of any sort has been close to impossible. Real estate finance prognosticators, however, indicate that (more…)