Pike Research, a global consulting firm, has issued a new report noting that global revenues from building energy management systems are expected to rise almost 14 percent, year over year, through the end of the decade.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built in the United States in 2010 earned the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star certification. This is up from 21 percent in 2009.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the inclusion of multifamily high-rise (MFHR) residential buildings in the Energy Star qualification and certification system.
The United States, which has been lagging behind Europe – and, surprisingly, China – for most of the last decade in regard to building energy efficiency, has received a boost this week from the Institute for Market Transformation, or IMT, which issued a report that represents a comprehensive review of building energy efficiency measures to date. IMT is a nonprofit NGO vested in energy efficiency, “green” building, and environmental protection.
The Energy Star program, a joint undertaking between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, is designed to identify those appliances, building products, electronics, heating and cooling devices, lighting and fans, and water heaters which use the least amount of energy (and/or water or other nonrenewable resources), and use it most efficiently.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will postpone, by 18 months, some of the stricter new Energy Star appliance efficiency standards mandated in the wake of the March 2010 scandal over laxity and false reporting triggered by a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) plans to build America’s biggest zero net energy community and have it ready for initial occupancy adjacent to its core campus by this fall.
Seattle is the latest in a series of major cities to join the burgeoning building energy efficiency initiative designed to save up to 50 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S.
Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) collectively generate 8,300 MW and serve 943,000 electricity customers in Kentucky and Virgina.