energy efficiency

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New NREL Engineers Take Sustainability to Heart (and Home)

Newly-minted professional engineers working for the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory embody a commitment to overall sustainability. They're not only helping U.S. Army…

Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

"It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it…
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Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison's acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with…

Energy Efficiency Solutions for Retail Chains

Forward-thinking retail chains are accepting energy as a strategic asset. And, as such, they are finding ways to manage their energy consumption intelligently…

EPA Takes on the ‘Gas Guzzlers’ of Home Appliances

For the first time ever, it is possible to buy a highly energy-efficient clothes dryer that meets performance standards set by Energy Star.…

New Energy Campaign Fails to Consider Businesses

A new government campaign launched last week in the U.K. to encourage domestic energy customers to engage in the market. But are businesses…
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4 Strategies for Building an Efficient Home

A high-performance house offers many unique features that dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels, while providing exceptional comfort. Although many of these features…

4 Trailblazing Green Companies

Whether or not the public continues to see value in green as a trend, the necessity of reducing costs by going green will…

$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
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Poll: Energy Efficiency is America’s No. 1 Housing Concern

Energy efficiency was the No. 1 unmet housing concern identified in a recent national survey – beating out safety, affordability and privacy.
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Is Your Outdated Office Technology Hurting the Environment?

Despite there being more energy efficient and less wasteful office technologies available, many companies are lagging behind when it comes to reducing the…
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Utilities Roll Out Home Energy Analytics to Over 1.5 Million

TXU Energy and London Hydro are the latest utilities that will deploy Bidgely's cloud-based energy analytics throughout their customer bases. Offering apps and…

Energizing the Supply Chain

Up to 60 percent, and sometimes more, of a manufacturing company’s energy and carbon footprint can reside upstream in its supply chain —…
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Lighting It Up: Sporting Venues Transition to LED Technology

Sporting venues at the professional and college levels are transitioning to LED lighting solutions. Learn about the factors influencing the shift.

VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations.…