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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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Energy-saving bulbs to be distributed in Bangladesh
Energy-saving bulbs to be distributed in Bangladesh

Monday 12th October 2009

A pilot project to promote energy saving in homes and offices is set to be launched in Dhaka next year. Residents of the Bangladeshi capital will be encouraged to swap their traditional incandescent bulbs and magnetic ballasts for energy-saving alternatives, Bangladesh newspaper the Daily Star reports. According to the publication, the local ...

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Hamburg traffic tunnel gets energy-efficient lighting
Hamburg traffic tunnel gets energy-efficient lighting

Friday 9th October 2009

A new energy-saving lighting system has been installed to regulate traffic flow in Hamburg's Elb-Tunnel. Used to guide vehicles passing through the tunnel into the correct lanes, the system was developed by California-based firm Echelon and harnesses the latest LED technology to reduce energy consumption. According to electric.co.uk, the lighting apparatus should ...

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US military bases recognised for energy efficiency
US military bases recognised for energy efficiency

Thursday 8th October 2009

Three US Air Force bases received Department of Energy awards for implementing effective energy-saving measures this week. Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and the Kadena Air Base in Japan were all given the Federal Energy and Water Management Award for achieving major savings in ...

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Street light plan shows energy-saving potential
Street light plan shows energy-saving potential

Wednesday 7th October 2009

A town council in north-west England is aiming to show how old-fashioned light fittings can be updated to achieve higher standards of energy efficiency. Bolton Council plans to reduce its energy consumption and save up to £60,000 a year by upgrading the 36,000 street lights in the area. The local authority will ...

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Philadelphia bank launches energy-saving lighting initiative
Philadelphia bank launches energy-saving lighting initiative

Tuesday 6th October 2009

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is aiming to cut its annual lighting bill by $200,000 (£125,420) with an energy-efficient lighting project. With 13,500 light fixtures spread across nine storeys and 800,000 square feet of office space, the building is installing a "daylight management" system that can measure the amount of ...

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Energy-saving IT solutions 'more important than ever'
Energy-saving IT solutions 'more important than ever'

Friday 2nd October 2009

An increasing number of businesses are focusing their energy-saving efforts on their IT systems, according to an industry expert. Writing for the green technology and business website Greenbang, Jim Hearnden explained that the powering and cooling of computer systems is likely to be the main consumer of energy for office-based companies ...

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South Korean city project to embrace energy-saving technology
South Korean city project to embrace energy-saving technology

Thursday 1st October 2009

New Songdo City, the "global business hub" currently being constructed near Incheon in South Korea, will make use of the latest technology to ensure high standards of energy efficiency. Properties in the city are set to be equipped with touchscreen monitors enabling residents to see exactly how much energy they are ...

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Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square
Energy-efficient lighting installed in Tiananmen Square

Wednesday 16th September 2009

A major installation of energy-saving landscape lights in Tiananmen Square is now complete, according to Chinese sources. The website chinacsr.com reports that thousands of energy-saving lights have been deployed in the historic centrepiece of Beijing, reducing the total electrical output of Tiananmen Square from 210.2KW to 100KW. According to the news provider, ...

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British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives
British politicians embrace energy-saving initiatives

Tuesday 15th September 2009

The high-profile endorsement of energy-saving products by British political figures looks set to create many new business opportunities in the country. Several members of prime minister Gordon Brown's government yesterday (September 7th) pledged their support for the 10:10 campaign, in which individuals and organisations vow to reduce their carbon emissions by ...

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Microsoft to save energy with green data centre
Microsoft to save energy with green data centre

Tuesday 15th September 2009

A new data facility near Microsoft's central research centre in Washington, US, will employ innovative technology to help the computer giant save energy. Due to become fully operational in April next year, the Redmond Ridge 1 site will provide a new home for Microsoft servers used for software development and testing. The ...

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Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'
Energy-saving smart meters 'creating business opportunities'

Wednesday 9th September 2009

Several new business sectors are likely to develop in response to the introduction of smart meter technology, it has been claimed. Writing in the Brisbane Times, Leon Gettler states that the use of smart meters to monitor energy consumption in homes and businesses will create the need for new support industries ...

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