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New Commercial Refrigeration Standards to Save Billions in Energy Bills

Following through on President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) on February 28 issued new energy efficiency standards for…
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Energy Efficiency Contributes to Dwindling Electricity Demand, Study Says

Previous estimates predicted less than 2 percent growth in U.S. energy demand going forward, due in part to policy changes and industry standards…
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Six Caribbean Islands Sign On to Replace Diesel with Renewables

At a renewable energy summit hosted by the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute, the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts…
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Finance Innovations Offer Guaranteed Lower Commercial Electricity Bills

Innovations in energy efficiency project financing are now offering guaranteed lower electricity bills to the commercial real estate sector.
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Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems Gaining Popularity in Cold Climate Construction

Heat recovery ventilation systems are an energy efficient solution in extremely cold climates, and they're growing in popularity around the world.
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7-Eleven, Avis, Walgreens Reduce Peak Power Demand For Big Energy Savings

Capitalizing on rising peak power demand charges and new battery storage mandates, Green Charge Networks' GreenStation platform is generating big returns.
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Sustainable Design in Masdar City: Photo Essay

Flip through this photo essay, featuring images snapped on a recent tour of the city during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014, for an…
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Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.
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Joule Assets Sees Outsized Returns Investing in Negawatts

Joule Assets' co-founders and Energy Reduction Assets Fund portfolio managers Mike Gordon and Dennis Quinn see above-market returns for investors in an industry…
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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…
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State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released – How Did Yours Fare In 2013?

In its 2013 scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks the most energy-efficient states based on policy and program efforts…
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The Gates Foundation Promotes Building Better Condoms

People all over the world were demonstrably excited to participate in the Gates Foundation's next generation condom contest, which features an award up…
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Atlanta’s Power to Change Program Shows That Building Retrofits Mean Business

Atlanta's involvement in the Better Buildings Challenge and its partnership with the DOE gives the city's building owners the tools to reduce operating…
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CA Building Code Revision Will Revolutionize Building Efficiency Financing

If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.
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PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…