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Chicago's Office Buildings Recognised as Greenest in U.S.
Chicago's Office Buildings Recognised as Greenest in U.S.

Friday 14th July 2017

AFTER placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66% of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. San Francisco slipped to second, while Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis again claimed spots ...

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New Orleans Releases City’s First Climate Action Strategy
New Orleans Releases City’s First Climate Action Strategy

Monday 10th July 2017

U.S. city New Orleans has released a major new Climate Action Strategy. As one of the most vulnerable cities in the U.S. the city is placing itself at the forefront of climate action. The Strategy, Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans, aims to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions by 50% ...

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UK's Leading Property Firms £16m Energy Efficiency Savings
UK's Leading Property Firms £16m Energy Efficiency Savings

Friday 7th July 2017

THE UK’s leading property owners, who are improving the sustainability of existing commercial buildings, have saved £16 million since 2011 Members of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of the UK’s 28 leading property owners, have improved their portfolio energy efficiency by an impressive 25%, accruing £16 million in energy ...

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Investor Ready Energy Efficiency Certification
Investor Ready Energy Efficiency Certification

Monday 3rd July 2017

INVESTOR Confidence Project (ICP) Europe, a global underwriting standard for developing and measuring energy efficiency retrofits, announced its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ (IREE) certification. The new certification is now being applied to energy efficiency projects across industry, street lighting and district energy. The certification was previously only available to the building ...

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Finance for Electricity Distribution Efficiency in Armenia
Finance for Electricity Distribution Efficiency in Armenia

Friday 30th June 2017

THE Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) is providing an $80 million loan to Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) to help improve electricity distribution and increase energy independence and efficiency in Armenia. “A more efficient and reliable energy distribution network is important for economic growth in Armenia,” said Sonali Tang, Senior Investment Specialist ...

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Energy Ministers Weaken EU Energy Savings Obligation
Energy Ministers Weaken EU Energy Savings Obligation

Monday 26th June 2017

ENERGY ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU energy ministers in Luxembourg today represented the last opportunity for the Maltese Presidency to achieve an ambitious Council position on the 2030 energy efficiency framework. The ...

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Denmark's Energy Data Made Available for Energy Efficiency Developments
Denmark's Energy Data Made Available for Energy Efficiency Developments

Monday 19th June 2017

IN Denmark a new online portal has been launched to provide open access to the country’s energy data. The Energy Data Service was launched on Friday and will display real-time energy consumption data from Danish municipalities. The data also reveals CO2 emissions. The state-owned gas and electricity operator Energinet and the Government ...

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Increasing Energy Efficiency of Kosovo’s buildings
Increasing Energy Efficiency of Kosovo’s buildings

Friday 16th June 2017

OVER 3,100 households in Kosovo are cutting their energy bills and enjoying more comfort at home after investing in energy-saving improvements. They have been able to improve energy efficiency via the Kosovo Sustainable Energy Projects (KoSEP), an EBRD (European Bank of Reconstruction and Development) credit line supported by Norway and the ...

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Hawaii's Schools to get Energy Efficiency Boost
Hawaii's Schools to get Energy Efficiency Boost

Monday 12th June 2017

A BILL passed last month in Hawaii will see almost a third of the State’s $150 million green energy loan program help schools lower their electricity bills. The bill just needs the signature of Hawaii’s governor David Ige's signature, to provide the state Department of Education an interest-free $46.4 million loan ...

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EBRD Increase Energy Efficiency Financing
EBRD Increase Energy Efficiency Financing

Thursday 8th June 2017

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has posted a sharp increase in energy efficiency & green economy financing in the first five months of 2017.   The increase puts EBRD well on track to meet ambitious climate finance objectives announced in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.   Ahead ...

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Energy Manifesto from Utility E.ON
Energy Manifesto from Utility E.ON

Monday 22nd May 2017

UK utility company E.ON has launched its own energy manifesto ahead of the UK Election offering positions and policy suggestions fto make energy simpler, smarter, sustainable, and more efficient for customers. Globally, the energy sector is taking advantage of new technology and new ways of doing things. E.ON’s aim is to ...

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U.S. Energy Efficiency Initiative Saves $1.9B
U.S. Energy Efficiency Initiative Saves $1.9B

Friday 19th May 2017

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organisations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings. These results ...

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New York's Cayuga County Gets Clean Energy Community Designation
New York's Cayuga County Gets Clean Energy Community Designation

Monday 15th May 2017

THE New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Cayuga County has been designated a Clean Energy Community, recognising its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy in its communities. This designation is supported by the Central NY Rising initiative which is the ...

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Maharashtra's Public Works Department Building to get Energy Efficiency Improvement
Maharashtra's Public Works Department Building to get Energy Efficiency Improvement

Friday 12th May 2017

THE Indian State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is to invest around Rs 200 crore to improve the energy efficiency of 1,500 buildings of the Public Works Department of the Maharashtra government. Recently, Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, announced that EESL will ...

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H&M Set Energy Targets
H&M Set Energy Targets

Monday 8th May 2017

MULTINATIONAL clothing retail company, H&M have become one of the latest members of EP100, committing to bold energy productivity improvements. The announcement was made today at the 2017 Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington D.C., where global leaders from business, government, and leading NGOs gathered to assess the future ...

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Efficient Energy and Water Contracts Awarded for U.S. Federal Facilities
Efficient Energy and Water Contracts Awarded for U.S. Federal Facilities

Friday 28th April 2017

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of 21 new energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities. These indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are awarded to energy service companies (ESCOs) that provide ...

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UK Needs to Prioritise Industrial Energy Efficiency
UK Needs to Prioritise Industrial Energy Efficiency

Monday 24th April 2017

A NEW repot from the Energy Institute reveals that UK industrial energy efficiency and resource productivity must become a priority in the country’s industrial strategy. Based of a survey of 1300 energy industry professionals the report indicates the importance of a solid long term, low carbon energy plan particularly for buildings ...

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Vietnam's Industrial Sector's Energy Efficiency Funding Boost
Vietnam's Industrial Sector's Energy Efficiency Funding Boost

Friday 21st April 2017

THE World Bank is providing a $102 million loan to the government of Vietnam to support industrial enterprises in adopting energy-efficiency technologies and practices. Vietnamese industrial enterprises can access a line of credit to purchases of energy-efficiency technologies, and hence reduce energy consumption and costs while increasing their overall competitiveness in ...

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Millions of LED Streetlight Funding for India
Millions of LED Streetlight Funding for India

Monday 10th April 2017

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $200 million loan to finance installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps across India that will lead to energy savings of around 3,800 gigawatt-hours annually. ADB funds will be ...

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EPA Hands Out Energy Efficiency Honors
EPA Hands Out Energy Efficiency Honors

Friday 7th April 2017

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 143 businesses and organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia for their commitment to saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.  The highlighting of these awards seems to ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt
Energy Efficiency Funding for Egypt

Monday 27th March 2017

THREE international development banks have joined the EU to promote green investments in Egypt, supporting projects to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU launched their ...

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Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M
Jamaican Energy Efficiency Program Already Saved $131.5M

Friday 24th March 2017

JAMAICA’S Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has stated that the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through their Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). Jamaica Gleaner reports: Wheatley saying: “This is money that can be diverted to other areas, such as social and infrastructural development.” The ...

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Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits
Public LED Lights Bring Many Benefits

Monday 20th March 2017

THE Climate Group launched the 2017 edition of the Global LED Consultation update today to assist key stakeholders in assessing the significant energy saving potential of light emitting diode (LED) public lighting systems. The new update builds on over six years of work by The Climate Group in highlighting the ...

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Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision
Alberta Has Energy Efficiency Vision

Friday 17th March 2017

THE Canadian Province of Alberta's Government is supporting energy efficiency at a farm stewardship centre.  The facility employs engineers, technologists and specialists who research agricultural practices and monitor environmental impacts. Using $54,000 of Climate Leadership Plan funding, the centre will install a 15-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system and upgrade lighting to ...

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Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video
Sustainable Coffee Roastery - Video

Monday 13th March 2017

THE UK’s Costa Coffee company opened its new £38m roastery, which Costa claims is "one of the most sustainable industrial buildings in the world”. The 85,690 sq ft facility is now Europe’s biggest coffee roastery, based in Basildon, Essex, and has quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity to 45,000 tonnes annually. This will ...

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