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Buildings provide energy-saving opportunities, says real estate expert
Buildings provide energy-saving opportunities, says real estate expert

Thursday 8th October 2009

A property expert has explained how construction presents major opportunities for the adoption of energy-saving measures. Dan Probst, chairman of energy and sustainability services at real estate specialist Jones Lang LaSalle, said that making certain changes to building structures can lead to significant reductions in energy use. However, he also noted that ...

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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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UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme
UK government launches energy-efficiency scheme

Wednesday 7th October 2009

A major new campaign to encourage large businesses to reduce their carbon emissions was unveiled by the UK government today (October 7th). Starting in April 2010, the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) will target organisations whose annual half-hourly metered electricity use is at least 6,000 megawatt hours. Businesses taking part ...

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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 measures on the agenda at Harvard
Energy-saving measures on the agenda at Harvard

Monday 5th October 2009

The oldest university in the US is attempting to set an example to the rest of the Ivy League with its energy-saving performance. Harvard's Office for Sustainability (OFS) has created a certification system which rates campus buildings according to their use of energy-saving and recycling measures, the Harvard Gazette reports. As the ...

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Energy-saving initiatives 'help economy to grow'
Energy-saving initiatives 'help economy to grow'

Friday 2nd October 2009

The deployment of energy-efficiency programmes encourages economic growth, supports new businesses and creates new jobs, as well as helping the environment, a report has stated. Environment Northeast, a non-profit organisation carrying out research into green energy solutions in north-eastern America and eastern Canada, recently published a study into the potential impact ...

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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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Scottish politician calls for energy-saving initiatives
Scottish politician calls for energy-saving initiatives

Thursday 1st October 2009

Iain Smith, a Liberal Democrat politician in Scotland, has urged the nation's policymakers to place a greater emphasis on energy efficiency. The member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) said that government spending on energy-saving initiatives should be increased by £100 million a year to meet growing financial and environmental challenges. According to the ...

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Global businesses 'responding to energy challenge'
Global businesses 'responding to energy challenge'

Wednesday 30th September 2009

A growing number of major corporations are recognising the need to prioritise energy-saving initiatives, new research has indicated. Results from the Pew Center's latest Energy Efficiency Study show that many large businesses realise that fuel prices will continue to increase, making energy-saving measures an increasingly important part of their daily operations. According ...

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Careful construction 'leads to energy efficiency'
Careful construction 'leads to energy efficiency'

Tuesday 29th September 2009

A construction consultant based in the Bahamas has claimed that the key to high-performance energy saving lies in intelligent building methods. Kymenski Kemp, an architectural engineer and founder of the Caribbean Greensafe company, told the Tribune that an energy-efficient property can reduce the amount of energy used in a normal building ...

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LA hotel recognised for energy-saving achievements
LA hotel recognised for energy-saving achievements

Monday 28th September 2009

The largest hotel in Los Angeles has received a special award in recognition of its environmental performance. After passing a preliminary inspection and several monthly checks, the Westin Bonaventure was granted Green Seal Silver Certification, an accolade handed out by the Washington DC-based non-profit organisation Green Seal. The hotel has implemented a ...

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California unveils major energy-efficiency investment
California unveils major energy-efficiency investment

Friday 25th September 2009

California has hailed its new programme for energy-efficiency investment as the largest in the history of the US. More than $3 billion has been earmarked by the state to comprehensively retrofit homes and introduce other measures to slash energy consumption among Californian businesses and consumers. According to the California Public Utilities Commission ...

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Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'
Construction industry 'reacting to low-carbon demand'

Thursday 24th September 2009

The British construction sector will become more in tune with energy-saving business opportunities as it emerges from the recession, an industry expert has claimed. Brian Berry, director of external affairs for the Federation of Master Builders in the UK, said that construction firms are adapting to the growing demand for green ...

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Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'
Major businesses 'engaging with climate change issues'

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A growing number of global organisations are making a commitment to reducing their carbon emissions through energy-saving initiatives and other green measures, it has been claimed. To coincide with this week's climate change summit at the United Nations in New York, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched its Global 500 ...

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Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips
Landscaping employees given energy-saving tips

Tuesday 22nd September 2009

UK hard landscaping firm Marshalls is giving its employees some guidance on how to cut energy use in the workplace. As part of a week-long energy-saving initiative, staff members were recently encouraged to think about their energy consumption and carbon footprint while at work, the Halifax Courier reports. Chris Harrop, marketing director ...

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Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives
Pakistan receives bank loan for energy-saving initiatives

Monday 21st September 2009

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has confirmed that Pakistan will receive funds totalling $780 million (£481 million) to finance energy-saving projects. As part of the ADB's $1.18 billion Energy Efficiency Investment Program, Pakistan will aim to establish energy security and low-carbon growth in a country that regularly suffers major power outages ...

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India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings
India urged to prioritise energy-efficient buildings

Thursday 17th September 2009

A leading architecture professor has emphasised the need for energy-saving construction projects in India. Speaking at this week's Building Green Cities conference in Chandigarh, Professor Dietmar Eberle said that developing nations have an opportunity to harness the latest in green technology when creating new structures. According to online news provider Indopia, he ...

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New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London
New energy-saving scheme unveiled in London

Wednesday 16th September 2009

Businesses in certain parts of London will soon be working to a new set of energy-saving targets following the announcement of a new green initiative. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has declared that ten 'low-carbon zones' are to be established in the English capital, with each of these areas receiving a ...

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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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UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas
UK government unveils energy saving initiative for poor areas

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK's energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband has launched a new scheme designed to help reduce carbon emissions in deprived areas. The UK government has unveiled a £350 million package of measures that will fund house and whole street makeovers aimed at improving energy efficiency in some of the ...

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Businesses back 10:10 campaign
Businesses back 10:10 campaign

Saturday 12th September 2009

Businesses and celebrities have signed up to a new campaign designed to encourage greater energy efficiency over the next few months. The 10:10 campaign has been launched seeking to encourage businesses and individuals alike to cut their carbon emissions by ten per cent by 2010. The initiative has been launched at the ...

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Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions
Carbon Trust: UK has led development of energy saving solutions

Saturday 12th September 2009

The UK has led the world in the development of many energy saving solutions, according to the Carbon Trust. Dave Raval, head of the organisation's incubation scheme, made his comments as it was announced that the initiative is set to expand in response to a developing need for business support to ...

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