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In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article
There’s a source that can make more energy available, and do so sooner and at far less cost, than all the alternative energy sources we can develop in the United States in the next ten years — and today’s energy debate is largely neglecting it.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
Private investment in energy-efficient buildings renovation must increase five-fold by 2030, according to a group set up by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative.
Date: 03/13/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
The US Government is investing heavily in energy programs to reward energy efficiency at a homeowner level and these programs are likely to grow.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: News
A new report published by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance highlights how energy efficiency measures, which have been slow to be adopted in the South, could create jobs, avoid additional power plant construction, and promote sustainability in the Southeastern United States.
Date: 04/12/2010
Type: Report
As a rebuttal to federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s argument that PACE programs pose difficult risk management challenges, an article in Grist Magazine reveals that energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Article
Energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states that have traditionally been behind the curve in pushing such technology, according to research by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy. Many of these states are passing legislation and taking steps in improving energy efficiency by 2020.
Date: 05/17/2012
Type: Article
A recent report says that greater investment in energy efficiency could achieve $200m in cost savings and create over 1 million jobs.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
New strides are being made in energy-saving technologies, but future gains will depend on how consumers put those technologies to use in their lives.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: News
By investing $50 billion dollars a year in energy efficiency over the next ten years, the US could see $1.2 trillion dollars in energy savings.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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