First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research

Washington, D.C. – Researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly launched today a groundbreaking new online tool called the Materials Project, which operates like a “Google” of … 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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GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives

Thursday, December 8 from 3-4pm EST.  GreenIREM Webinar: Financing & Incentives Learn about the current energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates, incentives and financing options with the next online educational series.  Sponsored by IREM, the GreenIREM series will focus on: … MORE

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Study: Coldest Regions Have Best Solar Potential

Some of the coldest places on Earth, including Antarctica and the high altitudes of the southern Andes and the Himalayas, could also have the best potential for solar power using photovoltaic technology, a new study finds. From Yale environment360: Some … MORE

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How Energy Efficient is Your State?

Although the national economy is still slumping, energy efficiency spending continues to increase. Nationwide, states spent $5.5 billion in electricity and natural gas efficiency programs in 2010 compared to $3.4 billion the year before, according to the 2011 State Energy Efficiency … MORE

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Money Still Flows

DETROIT — At a time when many government programs are fighting for survival, there’s one place the money is still flowing for now: the Great Lakes. In the past two years, Congress has pumped $775 million into the Great Lakes … 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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