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Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
According to a recent study of 25 LEED commercial projects, buildings that invest heavily in energy efficiency performed better than those that focused on other aspects of the LEED certification.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling, Economic Impact
'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
Opower energy savings
Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
Even as the state of California invests heavily in renewable energy technologies, state officials believe that the most greenhouse gas reductions will come from energy efficiency.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: News
The Department of Energy announced it is awarding $155 million in funding for energy efficiency projects across the country.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released ranking for the energy efficiency of each state based on utility efficiency programs, building-code policies, and appliance standards.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: Blog
States are opting to back big energy efficiency programs to reduce electricity demand and cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Total spending on energy efficiency programs is expected to rise from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7-$12 billion in 2020.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: News
The Clean Energy Ministerial has launched the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to catalyze efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: News
California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article

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