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Newer American homes consume roughly the same amount of energy as older homes, even though there has been substantial increases in energy efficiency in appliances and HVAC systems.
Date: 02/13/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
New York City has publicly posted 2011 energy benchmarking results for over 2,000 large commercial properties. This is the first time any US city has disclosed private-sector building energy data. Results show areas for possible energy improvements.
Date: 09/12/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency announces the release of a white paper which recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building control systems for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: News, Report
By replacing metal components in solar windows with non-metallic compounds, New Energy has achieved greater transparency for their product.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
NASA today announced that it is collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), Inc. to develop a next-generation intelligent, automated, and integrated environmental monitoring and management capability for office buildings and research environments.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Tags: IBS, NASA Ames
NASA collaborates with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS) to enhance the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
With the help of its local utility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will launch a three-year energy efficiency project , "MIT Efficiency Forward," that will trim electricity use 15 percent and save the university $50 million.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
ACEEE released a report on miscellaneous energy loads in buildings, indicating that these loads consume $70 billion in energy each year. The author suggests that the efficiency of these loads could be increased 40% - 50%.
Date: 08/08/2013
Type: Article
Microsoft is working with Seattle and its local utility to conduct a pilot to increase energy efficiency in large commercial buildings in downtown Seattle. The pilot will use Accenture’s Smart Building & Energy Solutions energy management software alongside Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology.
Date: 07/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings

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