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South Korea Sees The LED Light
South Korea Sees The LED Light

Thursday 11th February 2010

The South Korean government announced today that it will spend $47 million this year to increase the use of energy efficient lighting products, aimed at helping South Korea cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. The funds will promote use of light-emitting diode (LED)-based lighting products, power transformers and inverters, according ...

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Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors
Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors

Tuesday 9th February 2010

Small and medium sized business just in the United Kingdom could be losing as much as £3 billion in 2010 as a result of inefficient equipment and energy wastage. The same pattern applies to most industrialised countries around the globe. The UK’s Carbon Trust reckons out-of-date equipment is wasting small businesses’ ...

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Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability
Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability

Monday 8th February 2010

Canadian Tire, a retailer of tyre and automotive parts, gas stations, general merchandise and apparel, says it will be among one of the first Canadian companies to include their sustainability metrics in its quarterly and year-end financial reporting, according to its first Community and Business Sustainability Report. Starting in 2010, the company ...

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Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use
Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use

Friday 5th February 2010

TheAlternativePress.com , New Jersey's daily environmentally-friendly all-online alternative to your local newspaper have reported that Print Tech of Mountainside, New Jersey, has taken a major leap along the road to energy conservation. Print Tech has engaged Shift Into Green Energy to work with them on optimizing their electrical energy efficiency. ...

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Energy Saving Payback
Energy Saving Payback

Thursday 4th February 2010

With current demand for energy raising concerns regarding the future consistency of supply and so-called “green” energy not being sufficient to fill in the gap left by fossil fuels, refurbishing and retrofitting commercial buildings as part of an overall sustainable strategy, is the main challenge for many cities and regions ...

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Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts
Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts

Monday 14th December 2009

A National Grid executive has declared that England definitely needs smart meters. Making consumers aware of how much they are using and what it's costing them will encourage a reduction in energy consumption and help the UK reach its ambitious carbon emission reduction target by 2050 in a cost-effective way. The ...

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UK Government Supports Smart Meters
UK Government Supports Smart Meters

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

The UK government is injecting 6 million pounds to develop smart technology, to make the country's homes and businesses energy efficient. 2020 is the targeted deadline by which all homes should be equipped with smart meters to make electricity use more efficient and cut carbon emissions. This initiative is very encouraging in ...

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Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light
Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light

Wednesday 25th November 2009

100W and frosted incandescent light bulbs have just been banned in the EU, after an odd 200 years of service. The attempt to curb climate change is the source of this EU initiative. Energy efficient fluorescent or halogen lighting is up to 80% more efficient than its incandescent counterpart, which should ...

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Art Gallery Sets Green Example

Monday 16th November 2009

Nottingham Contemporary, a new 3000 sq m public art gallery in the UK which opened on November 13th, was created to be equipped with the most recent energy-saving solutions to demonstrate a large building can have high levels of energy efficiency and sustainability. The building, representing the largest facility of its ...

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Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'
Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Technology such as smart meters will help reduce carbon emissions in the UK, an industry expert has stated. Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, made his comments after Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, suggested that consumers should be given an annual carbon allowance. He stated that ...

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Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting
Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting

Tuesday 10th November 2009

The installation of energy-efficient lighting systems is one of the main aspects of retrofitting a property successfully, it has been asserted. According to the Guardian, people looking to retrofit an office building or home to save energy should first consider how to make the most of natural light, as doing so ...

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Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights
Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights

Tuesday 10th November 2009

An Illinois-based utility company has urged people to consider energy-saving technology when decorating their homes and offices for the festive season. Lighting up a property for Christmas can be made significantly more energy efficient by using LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs, according to Ameren Illinois Utilities. The firm claimed that festive light ...

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Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems
Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems

Monday 9th November 2009

Companies can save a considerable amount of money by making their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems more energy efficient, it has been claimed. According to GreenTech Media, an HVAC system is usually a firm's "largest discretionary source of energy demand" and therefore the most significant controllable expense on a ...

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Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building
Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building

Wednesday 4th November 2009

The new engineering building at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has been equipped with a host of innovative energy-saving features to help students understand sustainable construction. According to the Daily Commercial News, the five-storey structure was designed to achieve Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme. Built ...

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Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's
Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's

Monday 2nd November 2009

British supermarket firm J Sainsbury is set to open a new Local convenience store featuring a number of innovative energy-saving measures. The company estimates that the outlet in Bath will save approximately 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years, as well as establishing "a benchmark for future ...

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Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade
Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade

Friday 30th October 2009

The Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales, is now officially one of the most energy-efficient public structures in the UK. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the building recently had its Display Energy Certificate rating upgraded from a C to a B in recognition of its impressive green credentials. Energy-saving features ...

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San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'
San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'

Monday 26th October 2009

Ongoing attempts to make commercial structures in San Diego, California, more energy efficient are inspired by the pioneering efforts of the city's Ridgehaven Building. This is according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which describes the three-storey, 73,000 sq ft office building as "a showcase for energy efficiency". In 1999, the Ridgehaven Building ...

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Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures
Petrol station 'making a difference' with green measures

Friday 23rd October 2009

The owner of a filling station in Illinois has revealed how a new energy-saving project is cutting his utility bills and reducing his carbon footprint. David Welch told the Chicago Tribune that his electricity and water bills have fallen by about 20 per cent since he rolled out a number of ...

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Frito-Lay building recognised for energy-saving achievements
Frito-Lay building recognised for energy-saving achievements

Friday 23rd October 2009

Snack food company Frito-Lay has been commended by the US Green Building Council for the energy-saving performance of its headquarters in Texas. The building received a Gold certificate under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme, which recognises high standards in green design and construction. Frito-Lay, which is a division ...

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UK councils make switch to energy-saving lighting
UK councils make switch to energy-saving lighting

Wednesday 21st October 2009

Local authorities in the West Midlands region of the UK are reducing their energy use by embracing new technology, it has emerged. The Express & Star reports that councils in Wolverhampton and Dudley have opted to set a green example by replacing outmoded street lights with energy-saving alternatives. In Wolverhampton, 10,000 street ...

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British pub owners receive energy-saving advice
British pub owners receive energy-saving advice

Tuesday 20th October 2009

Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (S&NPE) has urged its members to cut expenditure with the use of green lighting solutions. The public house operator, which runs over 2,000 licensed premises in partnership with business individuals throughout the UK, said that pubs currently waste between £1,500 and £5,000 a year due to ...

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Florida office puts energy-saving technology on display
Florida office puts energy-saving technology on display

Monday 19th October 2009

An engineering consultancy based in Tallahassee, Florida, has turned its headquarters into a showcase for the latest energy-saving innovations. The H2Engineering office building is the first structure in the area to be awarded Gold status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Following a $1.62 ...

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Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'
Energy efficiency movement 'growing in the US'

Friday 16th October 2009

Energy efficiency is growing in stature as a method of cutting carbon emissions in the US, although some states are still lagging behind when it comes to saving power. This is according to the environmental news service Grist, which claims that there is still a "wide variation in energy efficiency among ...

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Energy-efficient lighting installed in Connecticut health centres
Energy-efficient lighting installed in Connecticut health centres

Thursday 15th October 2009

Two University of Connecticut health centres will use stimulus funding to install energy-saving lighting systems, it has been announced. According to state governor M Jodi Rell, $420,000 (£259,252) will be spent on replacing outmoded light fixtures in the buildings at Farmington and West Hartford with energy-efficient fixtures and occupancy sensors. She unveiled ...

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California university aims to cut costs with energy-saving measures
California university aims to cut costs with energy-saving measures

Tuesday 13th October 2009

Three projects aimed at reducing costs through innovative energy-saving measures are now underway at San Diego State University (SDSU). According to the Daily Aztec, the university's Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) expects to save approximately $50,000 (£31,792) a year following the installation of energy-saving light fixtures. The California institution's official newspaper also reveals ...

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