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  • Ameren Missouri Plans Major Expansion of Wind, Solar Generation

    Ameren Missouri announced today a forward-thinking plan to dramatically increase the amount of wind and solar generation to provide cost-effective and sustainable energy for its customers. Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation plans to add at least 700 megawatts of wind generation by 2020, representing an investment of approximately $1 billion. The potential exists to add ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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.

  • Energy-Efficient Buildings Market: Raising Energy Demands, Environmental Building Regulations and Mature Smart Grid Technologies Lead the Change

    Energy-efficient buildings are designed to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling compared to traditional buildings and designs, through the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. In recent years, an increasing demand for energy, as well as fuel constraints, has led to an increasing need for greater energy efficiency. Governments worldwide are now taking various ...


  • Energy efficiency to drive building technologies market into the green, says Frost & Sullivan

    Climate change and environmental degradation has become a headline issue in the global arena, challenging the energy and environment markets as global CO2 emission is expected to reach 40Gt in 2030, a 55% increase over 2008. It is estimated that 97% of the projected increase in CO2 emissions will come from non-OECD countries, mainly China and India. According to Frost & Sullivan's Asia ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

    The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy. The Department also released a new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE announces more than $76 million for advanced energy-efficient building technologies and commercial building training programs

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. The 58 projects selected today will help make the nation"s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Technology Showcase

    Over the past few years Britain has become, with the help of partners like Nissan, Honda and Toyota, one of the best places in the world to build cars. We are net exporters for the first time since I was born. Nissan’s Sunderland plant is the most productive in Europe, some would say the world. We are very proud of this success and very grateful to our Japanese partners for making in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Storage: Go-To Technologies

    Energy storage is a growing market critical to the advancement and optimization of smart grid transmission and distribution operations and to the integration of renewable energies in power generation. High temperature energy storage (HTS) technologies, including sodium-sulfur (NaS), sodium-metal halide NaMx, and molten salt thermal energy storage (TES), are gaining attention as the go-to ...


  • ‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

    A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems has created a new technology for energy efficient heat recovery windows for the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. In winter, windows and ventilation are a significant source of heat loss, particularly in older buildings, and the new windows address this. The smart  ...


    By European Commission

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Centrica to Build Pioneering Local Energy Market in Cornwall

    Centrica plc has announced a trial to develop a local energy market in Cornwall, which will see the development of a virtual marketplace and the installation of new technology into over 150 homes and businesses. Working with partners, the £19m program will test the use of flexible demand, generation and storage, and reward local people and businesses for being more flexible with their ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Light inspires energy efficient building design

    Artists find inspiration in many ways. But for the artists (architects and researchers) working collaboratively to create the most energy efficient office space in the U.S., the inspiration was simply light. In fact, light and the access to light turned out to be a top factor when designing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Research Support Facility (RSF) located on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Department Invests to Save Small Buildings Money by Saving Energy

    Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for steady, responsible steps to reduce carbon pollution and reduce energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Energy Department today announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy. These small commercial buildings are less than 50,000 square feet in size and include ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in new federal buildings by 30%

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established regulations that require new Federal buildings to achieve at least 30% greater energy efficiency over prevailing building codes.  Mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), these standards apply to new federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings, as well as new federal low-rise residential buildings  designed for ...

  • Energy Efficient Buildings Technology and Services in Asia Pacific Will Reach Nearly $92 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2022

    Asia Pacific represents a major portion of global real estate, with about 40 percent of the world’s building stock. While construction rates have slowed since the financial crash of 2008, the region’s buildings sector remains the most dynamic in the world. As such, making buildings more energy efficient has become a top priority in many of the region’s fast-growing economies. ...

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