building energy News

  • Air quality impact of a district heat network in Bradford

    The CERC Consultancy team investigated the air quality impact of a proposed district heat network in Bradford city centre. The network will provide heat generated by a new Energy Centre (gas-fired Combined Heat and Power engines and boilers) and two existing biomass boilers, to a number of existing and proposed buildings. As each building is connected to the network, any boiler plant within ...

  • California to require zero energy buildings

    Every two years, the California Energy Commission (CEC) releases an Integrated Energy Policy Report in which it makes recommendations for energy policy in the state, including changes to Title 24, the energy efficiency portion of the building codes. In its 2007 report, CEC recommends adjusting Title 24 to require net-zero-energy performance in residential buildings by 2020 and in commercial ...

  • Building for the future

    The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should generate energy in the future. However, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 300+ New England Buildings Compete in Energy Star National Building Competition

    A total of 334 buildings across the six New England states are among more than 3,200 buildings across the country competing in the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. These buildings are going head to head to improve energy efficiency, and find out who can be the biggest energy loser in the third annual EPA and Energy Star-sponsored competition. Commercial buildings in ...

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million in utility bills, cut their energy use by more than two billion kBtus, and prevented more than 250,000 ...

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in operations and maintenance, and upgrades in ...

  • Duke Energy to Build Fifth Texas Wind Farm

    For the second time in a month, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is announcing plans to build a large-scale wind farm in Texas. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 202-megawatt (MW) Los Vientos II Windpower ...


    By Duke Energy

  • ABB cuts energy costs in Singapore buildings

    ABB i-bus is the most widely used building installation system in Singapore. It has the largest installed base across the entire range of building uses – offices, factories, hotels and resorts, universities and schools, apartments, villas and bungalows. Several of these installations have recently won best-performance awards for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness from the Singapore ...


    By ABB

  • AEA Energy & Environment build reputation in Russia

    AEA Energy & Environment is building its reputation in Russia with the award of an extended energy efficiency study from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‘EBRD’) and the successful conclusion of a science and technology commercialization project on behalf of the European Commission. EBRD has extended an existing contract with AEA by to allow a study of the opportunities ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • EPA Honors Top Energy-Efficient Building Designs

    Today, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Washington, DC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized nearly 100 commercial building design projects submitted by 43 architecture firms that achieved Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification in the past year. Projects that receive Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification are estimated to be ...

  • Building clean-energy and jobs - a guide for cities

    Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs. Developed by a Troy, NY Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor and a team of eight graduate students from several U.S. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy monitoring system a world first for iCon building

    The award winning iCon environmental innovation centre in Daventry, UK, has become the first building in the world to have an innovative self-adjusting Wireless Building Monitoring System installed by energy management company, Seamless Sensing. The state-of-the-art £8.5m building, offers office accommodation and a supportive environment for firms working in green technologies and ...


  • Energy efficiency in buildings: business realities and opportunities

    This study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they consume. Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in ...

  • DOE to pursue zero-net energy commercial buildings

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers has announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT).  These two efforts both focus on DOE’s ongoing efforts to develop marketable Zero-Net Energy Commercial ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

    Efforts to go green often focus on recycling and conserving water, but the biggest impact lies in buildings that consume 40 percent of the world's energy. The United Arab Emirates has some of the most sophisticated and spectacular buildings in the world. This degree of sophistication and comfort requires sizeable ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Efficiency of Buildings Critical to Reducing U.S. Energy Consumption

    Addressing our nation’s existing and future building inventory presents one of the greatest opportunities in the United States for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, according to Ingersoll Rand Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lamach, who took part in an event today during the Democratic National Convention titled ...


    By Ingersoll-Rand Company

  • Duke Energy to Build Second Kansas Wind Farm

    For the second time in a month, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans today to build a large-scale wind farm in Kansas. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 131-megawatt (MW) Cimarron II Windpower ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Buildings offer greatest energy savings potential

    An online survey of 425 energy-related businesses, NGOs, academics, and national and local government officials from around the world concludes that buildings offer the greatest potential for energy efficiency (EE) at the national level. The survey, conducted by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) International Secretariat also concluded the international community ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Seattle expands energy efficiency buildings program

    The City of Seattle is sending letters to the owners of 8,000 buildings this week informing them of its new building energy-efficiency program. The program aims to help building owners and managers reduce their energy costs through benchmarking - or measuring and rating a building's energy performance. By benchmarking, owners get insight into how their building uses ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building Energy Management System Market to 2020

    This report provides in-depth analysis of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) market at global as well as at country level. Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is emerging as an important tool to minimize energy consumed by buildings. The BEMS is a system that can help building operators to monitor and control building systems. The global market for Building Energy Management Systems ...


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