energy efficiency

Operational Improvements and the Energy Landscape of the Future

Buildings consume more energy than any other global asset. In 2011, U.S. utilities spent an estimated $3.3 billion on the commercial buildings sector,…

What is a Smart Building?

The phrase "smart building" conjures up images of sleek new structures incorporating all the latest energy-saving bells and whistles, but that's only part…

Obama and the National Climate Assessment: Hot Enough for Ya?

President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat…

Climate Change Matters at World Future Energy Summit

Global climate change was not on the agenda this week at the World Future Energy Summit but it nevertheless emerged as a prominent…

Interview: Jacob Fontijne of DNV KEMA on Energy Efficiency

Rapid growth has begun to outstrip supplies of energy in the UAE and elsewhere in the region - a problem for sure, but…

BEEMTech Energy: The Smart Building Solution

Commercial buildings around the world are looking to reduce energy costs, but overhauling electricity systems can be expensive. That is why Israeli startup…

Sustainable Businesses Need to Focus on Latinos

The Latino population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 800,000 Hispanic residents turn…

Manufacturing Research: Academics for Industry

Manufacturing research is an academic pursuit buffeted by industrial, physical and financial forces in universities.

Marks & Spencer Sales of Socially Responsible Items Reaches 1 Billion

Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global…

Disclosing Energy Use: A Disruptive Innovation?

Laws requiring building owners to report their properties' energy use are gaining momentum, and the number of cities that require public disclosure of…

NRDC Condemns Fracking and Natural Gas “Waste”

The oil companies are wasting natural gas as they excavate oil. The World Bank estimates that in North Dakota alone, natural gas flares…

Slashing a Conference’s Footprint: Going Greener at the 2012 Net Impact Conference

Think about the last big event you attended – low impact is probably not the first phrase that pops into your head. Event…

CA Prop 39 Will Provide Funding for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

A measure on the November ballot, Prop 39, will provide funding for clean energy, sustainability and energy efficiency projects across California.

State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released – How Does Yours Fare?

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just released their annual scorecard for the most energy-efficient states.

Breaking: Shipping Industry Takes Massive Step Towards Energy Efficiency

Today three large multinationals have agreed to charter only vessels in the shipping industry that have the highest rates of energy efficiency.