On February 1, 2011 the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco passed an ordinance amending the San Francisco Environment Code to adopt the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring owners of non-residential buildings to conduct Energy Efficiency Audits of their (more…)
Over the past 25 years, the State of New York has been a national leader in many cleantech initiatives, including its state-wide programs to promote renewable and sustainable energies, reductions in carbon emissions, and recycling programs, just to name a few. Specifically, the State of New York has created administrative agencies (more…)
I recently had the chance to take part in an excellent green data center conference in San Diego. In between trying to soak up as much solar radiation as possible, I had the chance to test the pulse of the green data center movement with a diverse group of data center professionals and specialist consultants.
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is looking for a makeover – a green one. The goal of Philadelphia is to reduce the city’s vulnerability to rising energy costs. As such, its research, development, and investment into the area of cleantech have made it one of the top cities in the United States when it comes to renewable energy (more…)
Massachusetts is one of the most active states, with forward-thinking policies and institutions to support renewable energy development and efficiency programs. Massachusetts is a leader in Cleantech research and VC investment, with many Cleantech startups located in Boston and along Route 128, the state’s “Technology (more…)
No one would disagree that this is a good time to be in the energy efficiency business. Another report, this one out last week, signals just how good.
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…)
Searching the internet is an essential part of daily life, but are you aware of how much energy you’re using every time you surf?
We are experiencing the peak of the information age, and thanks to wireless internet technologies, it’s happening in a less resource intensive way. Instead of printed books we have eBooks, and (more…)