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Investment in energy efficiency for buildings can prove benefits to real estate in the long term and provide a competitive advantage.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
In response to a report from the GAO that revealed some major flaws in the EPA's Energy Star certification process, the EPA and DOE are developing a product-testing system to validate Energy Star ratings.
Date: 07/10/2010
Type: Article
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Seattle
The City of Seattle has launched a formal benchmarking program to measure and track the energy efficiency of its commercial buildings by using the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program.
Date: 05/11/2011
Type: Article
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
Energy efficiency features are becoming standard in new home construction due to increasing demand and eco-consciousness.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Refrigerator
Spurred in part by the looming Energy Star 2014 standards, GE is investing in the design and manufacturing of energy-efficient refrigeration products.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
The EPA has released more Energy Star specifications to help consumers better identify energy efficient products when purchasing.
Date: 06/30/2009
Type: News

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