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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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Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'
Major companies 'using energy-efficient hotels'

Monday 9th November 2009

Hotels with energy-saving features are becoming increasingly popular for business travel in the US, according to a report. As companies become more conscious of their carbon footprint and overall environmental performance, a growing number of hotels are using green measures to attract corporate guests, USA Today reveals. The news provider explains that ...

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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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Energy management initiatives will
Energy management initiatives will "completely" change the UK economy

Friday 6th November 2009

Energy management initiatives that are designed to reduce carbon emissions and enhance green credentials will have a fundamental impact on the entire economy of the UK in the future, according to one sector expert. Andrew Raingold, deputy director of the Aldersgate Group, made his comments after the publication of a report ...

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Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'
Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'

Thursday 5th November 2009

Energy-saving building operations play an important role in the control of climate change, one industry expert has stated. Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive and founding chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), made his comments as Fireman's Fund Insurance Company announced that its buildings have been accredited by the body. The ...

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New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin
New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin

Thursday 5th November 2009

Work is underway on a complex in the docklands of Dublin that makes use of energy-efficient building materials and construction techniques. In an article for the Irish Times, Frank McDonald explains that a 2,000-seat theatre is one of the structures in Grand Canal Square, which is nearing completion and has elements ...

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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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UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive
UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Drinks firm Britvic and road surface manufacturer Tarmac are among the first companies to join a new UK initiative known as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). Launched by the Carbon Trust, the £15 million project aims to substantially cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the British manufacturing sector by ...

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Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey
Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

The installation of energy-saving initiatives is becoming an increasingly important issue for people making business acquisitions, according to a new report. Research from BusinessesForSale, an online marketplace of available companies, revealed that green projects are now more of a priority than staffing and IT issues for many buyers. According to the website, ...

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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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Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures
Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures

Friday 30th October 2009

Businesses in London, Ontario, are being encouraged to sign up for a new collaborative effort to reduce energy consumption and recognise good sustainable practice. Unveiled by the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, the EnergySaver Recognition Programme is designed to encourage and support energy conservation and efficiency in the Canadian city, LondonTopic reports. According ...

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Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'
Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'

Friday 30th October 2009

The recession should not provide IT departments with an excuse to push energy-saving initiatives off the agenda, it has been claimed. According to silicon.com, green measures have been "dropping down the list of IT priorities" since the onset of the economic downturn, with a recent survey by the website finding that ...

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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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Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota
Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota

Thursday 29th October 2009

Various energy-saving projects undertaken in the US state of South Dakota could lead to more jobs being created in the area. That is the opinion of Matt McGovern, South Dakota's director for Repower America, who observed that for every $1 million invested in energy efficiency, 16 jobs are created, the Argus ...

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Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas
Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas

Thursday 29th October 2009

Business leaders and energy experts will meet to discuss energy efficiency solutions for the private sector at an event in the Bahamas next month. Taking place at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on November 12th and 13th, the Bahamas Energy Conference and Expo is set to feature speeches from government officials, ...

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Green buildings 'make financial sense'
Green buildings 'make financial sense'

Thursday 29th October 2009

A growing number of businesses in Portland, Oregon, are recognising the financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings. This is according to a report from the Oregonian, which reveals that many firms looking to rent office space in the city are now seeking commercial premises with green building certification. One of Portland's most high-profile ...

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Homebase switches off lights for energy-saving initiative
Homebase switches off lights for energy-saving initiative

Wednesday 28th October 2009

UK hardware chain Homebase has adopted a simple approach to saving energy - turning off store lights whenever the sun comes out. According to the Daily Telegraph, the firm's owner Home Retail Group launched the 'switch if off' campaign 12 months ago and is asking outlets to help reduce its carbon ...

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New Haven building commended for energy efficiency
New Haven building commended for energy efficiency

Wednesday 28th October 2009

The Long Wharf Maritime Center in New Haven, Connecticut, has received the Energy Star award for commercial buildings. According to a statement from New Haven mayor John DeStefano's office, the 15-storey structure is now rated in the top 15 per cent of buildings in the US in terms of energy efficiency. Recent ...

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Football stadium plans feature energy-saving commitment
Football stadium plans feature energy-saving commitment

Wednesday 28th October 2009

Tottenham Hotspur have pledged to deliver a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions when the football club's new stadium is built in north London. A planning application for the 56,000-capacity arena was submitted to Haringey Council this week, with the stadium forming the centrepiece of a scheme known as the ...

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Energy-efficiency funding granted in South Carolina
Energy-efficiency funding granted in South Carolina

Tuesday 27th October 2009

The city of Charleston in South Carolina is set to roll out a series of energy-saving measures after being awarded $1.1 million (£673,164) in federal stimulus funding. According to the Post and Courier, some of the money will be used to set up a new organisation known as the Charleston Energy ...

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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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Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions
Government departments receive £20m to cut emissions

Monday 26th October 2009

The UK government will invest £20 million in reducing the carbon emissions and energy bills of its central departments, it has emerged. Energy and climate change minister Joan Ruddock said that the money will be used to help government departments make financial savings, as well becoming more environmentally friendly. The £20 million ...

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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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Energy-efficiency is the key, says retrofitter
Energy-efficiency is the key, says retrofitter

Thursday 22nd October 2009

Simple energy-efficiency measures are sometimes ignored in favour of high-profile renewable power sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, it has been claimed. Stephen Freskos, a contractor currently working on an energy-saving retrofit project at San Jose State University, told the Spartan Daily that reducing energy consumption can often be ...

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