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More U.S. States and Cities Requiring Commerical Building Energy Data
More U.S. States and Cities Requiring Commerical Building Energy Data

Monday 1st August 2011

INCREASING numbers of U.S. States and Cities are now requiring that commercial buildings measure and disclose their energy use – so reports USA Today. The paper states that new rules, with exemptions for small businesses, are likely to shame non-residential building owners into energy efficiency upgrades, that will lead to energy ...

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The Philippine's New Energy Efficiency Bill
The Philippine's New Energy Efficiency Bill

Friday 29th July 2011

PHILIPPINE’S Energy Undersecretary, Loreta G. Ayson, revealed that the government is pushing for the Energy Efficiency bill to be a major reform. Ayson highlighted that one of the most effective ways to manage the country’s energy supply amid the current power problems it is facing is through energy efficiency. “We see energy ...

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Virgin Islands Announce Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate
Virgin Islands Announce Small Business Energy Efficiency Rebate

Friday 29th July 2011

THE U.S. VIRGIN Islands (V.I.) Energy Office is to unveil a new energy efficiency rebate program to help small businesses today. The programme “Worthwhile Investments Save Energy” is part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative. The rebate programme is designed to help businesses reduce their operating costs through ...

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NYC Building Owners Face Energy Data Deadline
NYC Building Owners Face Energy Data Deadline

Thursday 28th July 2011

AN Energy benchmarking deadline looms for non-residential buildings in the New York city, building owners have to report energy use data by August 1. The recently enacted law aims to increase awareness of the energy performance in non-residential buildings across the city, enforcing the owners of New York City’s largest buildings ...

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U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards
U.S. DOE and ASHRAE Sign Agreement on Building Energy Standards

Thursday 28th July 2011

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have renewed their agreement to improve building energy efficiency standards. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) underscores the commitment between DOE and ASHRAE to improve building energy standards that reduce energy costs and carbon pollution ...

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Green Building Certification Important in Czech Republic
Green Building Certification Important in Czech Republic

Wednesday 27th July 2011

GREEN commercial property certification has become evermore important to tenants across the Czech Republic. Prague’s City Green Court complex, which is currently being developed by Skanska Property, is the first project in the Czech Republic to receive LEED Platinum pre-certification. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have taken a pre-lease on office space in this ...

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RCIS Gains Clarity on Energy Efficiency Plans
RCIS Gains Clarity on Energy Efficiency Plans

Tuesday 26th July 2011

THE Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) requested clarity on the UK Government's plans for energy efficiency regulations. The RICS has written to the UK Minister in charge of the Energy Bill, Greg Barker, and met with Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) officials to seek clarity on the details ...

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Businesses need to Face the Energy Efficiency Challenge
Businesses need to Face the Energy Efficiency Challenge

Tuesday 26th July 2011

MOST companies are not seizing the opportunity to benefit from the millions of dollars available through energy efficiency according to a new report. Energy efficiency is described as the cheapest and fastest way to meet current and future energy needs, by the findings of "Show Me The Money: Energy Efficiency Financing ...

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National Energy Efficiency Law for Philippines
National Energy Efficiency Law for Philippines

Monday 25th July 2011

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DoE) is about to propose a national energy efficiency law to the Filipino congress. The initial proposal for an energy efficiency law was made public as early as January 2010, and after many consultations the law, in its current version, will urge energy efficient construction and ...

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Call for Jamaica to Improve Energy Efficiency
Call for Jamaica to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 22nd July 2011

JAMAICAN Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Laurence Broderick,  called for Jamaicans to improve their energy efficiency and help the country in reducing its energy bill. Speaking at a recent Jamaican Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, Broderick stated that the effort by the Government was a national ...

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Businesses Rate Energy as their Top Risk
Businesses Rate Energy as their Top Risk

Wednesday 20th July 2011

NEW research reveals UK businesses place energy risks at the top, with this years npower Business Energy Index revealing that many businesses do not have a strategy to manage it. Many businesses believe that the Government is responsible for helping to bridge the energy supply gap by providing funding for energy ...

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NSW Businesses save $70M through Energy Efficiency Programme
NSW Businesses save $70M through Energy Efficiency Programme

Tuesday 19th July 2011

NEW South Wales' (NSW) small to medium-sized businesses are benefitting from the Australian Government's energy-efficiency programmes, saving AUS$70 million in energy costs. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that new data reveals that these combined savings in the State have been achieved for around AUS$8 million worth of Government subsidy over the ...

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Indonesia to issue New Regulation on Energy Saving
Indonesia to issue New Regulation on Energy Saving

Tuesday 19th July 2011

THE Jakarta Post reports Indonesia Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Radjasa revealing today that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono plans to issue a new energy saving regulation for his country. Radjasa said, “The President has instructed [us] to issue a presidential regulation on energy saving, for example, for electricity and fuel." Radjasa added that ...

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Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency
Empire State Building Rises High on Energy Efficiency

Friday 15th July 2011

ONE of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Empire State, gained further recognition for its energy efficiency improvements, reducing energy use by 38 percent and annual savings of $4.4 million. The ground-breaking energy efficiency work at the Empire State Building, described by PR Newswire as the World's Most Famous Office Building, ...

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U.S. Hospitals Energy Efficiency Progress but More to be Done
U.S. Hospitals Energy Efficiency Progress but More to be Done

Monday 11th July 2011

ACCORDING to a survey recently conducted by Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) U.S. hospitals and health systems are expanding their energy efficiency efforts. After the recent economic downturn, the 2011 Hospital Energy Management Survey shows health companies and facilities are making progress in energy ...

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Philippines to set new Energy Efficiency Standards
Philippines to set new Energy Efficiency Standards

Monday 11th July 2011

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) is to develop new standards for energy efficiency before the end of 2011, the agency’s top official said. Jose Rene Almendras, Energy Secretary, revealed the intention after an uproar from industry calling for updated guidelines on energy efficient technology and equipment. Almendras stated: “We’re going to ...

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Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind
Energy Efficiency Investments leave Cleantech Behind

Friday 8th July 2011

THE latest Cleantech investment figures, released yesterday by the Cleantech Group, reveal a drop in general investment but with plenty of growth in energy efficiency technology and energy management software. According to the latest figures from the Cleantech Group, Cleantech venture investments dropped by as much as a third during the ...

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Worldwide Power Shortage
Worldwide Power Shortage "Likely" without $16.6 Trillion

Thursday 7th July 2011

THE IEA claim that global electricity shortages are “likely to continue” due to difficulties raising investments of $16.6 trillion to meet the estimated 2 percent annual growth in electrical demand. Countries can minimise the economic, social and environmental impacts of electricity shortages by developing emergency strategies to save energy well in ...

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14 Initial Partners Join U.S. Better Buildings Challenge
14 Initial Partners Join U.S. Better Buildings Challenge

Tuesday 5th July 2011

THE US Government’s energy efficiency Better Buildings Challenge has been boosted by 14 companies and communities that have committed to the scheme. The Better Building Challenge is part of the Better Buildings Initiative and was launched earlier this year by U.S. President Barak Obama. The Initiative aims to encourage private sector ...

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Energy Efficiency Market to Continue Growth
Energy Efficiency Market to Continue Growth

Monday 4th July 2011

DESPITE financial difficulties for many economies and industries the energy efficiency market shows remarkable growth according to new research. The White paper published by Pike Research identifies trends across the energy market and this new research predicts continuing development and growth of the energy efficiency industry over the next year. The research ...

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Lugar Fires-off Practical Energy Plan for U.S.
Lugar Fires-off Practical Energy Plan for U.S.

Friday 1st July 2011

U.S. SENATOR Richard Lugar is pushing a national energy plan which he claims will save billions of dollars by improving energy efficiency and increasing domestic oil production. Lugar unveiled his 2011 Practical Energy Plan on his Facebook page via a live stream yesterday morning. The plan looks to break the countries dependence ...

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Hawaii's Capitol Enters Energy Efficiency Battle
Hawaii's Capitol Enters Energy Efficiency Battle

Thursday 30th June 2011

HAWAII'S State Capitol employees are fighting it out in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Battle of the Buildings in an effort to be the most energy-efficient workplace in the U.S. Hawaii NewsNow reports the words of Jon Chin from the State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and ...

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Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme
Simplification Proposals for UK CRC Scheme

Thursday 30th June 2011

Proposals to make the UK's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler (formerly Carbon Reduction Commitment) easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The CRC scheme started in April last year to reduce carbon emissions in businesses through energy efficiency improvements. Following recent discussions with businesses, industry, other scheme participants and regulators the proposals ...

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Firms Missing out on Energy Efficiency Savings
Firms Missing out on Energy Efficiency Savings

Wednesday 29th June 2011

THE Green Corporate Energy event in London yesterday had a basic message for executives - embrace energy efficiency and enjoy the savings - which many are failing to do. New research was presented at the event revealing that 51 percent of firms reckon they are realising less than one third of ...

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Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings
Sustainability Challenge Produces Savings

Monday 27th June 2011

THE initial results have been published from the pilot energy efficiency projects as part of Sustainable Stamford’s Corporate Sustainability Challenge, in the City of Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A. The city is the first municipality to take part in the Challenge, launched by Sustainable Stamford, the city’s volunteer environmental task force, and the ...

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