How Benchmarking Refreshes and Reinforces Effective Energy Management

The basic elements of effective corporate energy management are are relitively simple: senior management support, good data, clear targets and a reasonable allocation of technical, managerial and economic resources, along with consistent implementation over decades. Yet why do companies vary so … MORE

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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Cut Energy Use in 2012

Manufacturers can target five areas that could have the greatest overall effect on their facilities’ energy efficiency. From the article in the Environmental Leader, “manufacturers waste hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on unnecessary energy spending.” Consider these the … MORE

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Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012

The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. Now, sustainable development is entering a new phase, characterized by greater alignment … MORE

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Demand Response Funds Energy Savings & Corporate Earnings

Johnson Controls: Energy represents a significant corporate expenditure. In today’s tight economy, facilities managers are exploring ways to save money by reducing energy consumption. Smart building technologies that efficiently control lighting, HVAC, and even plug loads save millions of dollars … MORE

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DOE Recognizes Winners of 2011 DOE Sustainability Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. th The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the winners of the 2011 Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of DOE employees whose leadership and cost-reducing initiatives have saved taxpayer money by reducing … MORE

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EPA Updates Energy Star Tool to Support Greater Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Improving the energy efficiency of America’s hospitals by 10 percent would save $740 million annually in energy bills EPA : Healthcare organizations spend $7.4 billion in energy costs each year. To improve energy efficiency, thousands of hospitals rely on the … MORE

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For Energy Savings, Get to Know Your Utility Customer

It’s all about energy consumers.  Now comes J.D. Power and Associates, which has polled 38,000 U.S. utility customers to try and figure out how they might want their smart grid served. From GreenTech Media: J.D. Power has split those customers into six … MORE

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CFOs Need to Take a More Energetic Role in Embedding Sustainability Into Business Strategy

While a majority of CFOs are aware that sustainability will profoundly affect their “mainstream” duties, almost one third of them—31 percent—say they are either rarely involved or not involved in sustainability strategy and governance at their companies. This is among … MORE

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Siemens, Green Seal collaborate on green building guide

The Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities, developed by Siemens Industry in collaboration with Green Seal Inc., is now available to the public online and free. The Green Building Operations & Maintenance Manual provides … MORE

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Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor

A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclaysbank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet … MORE

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