Research reveals companies unprepared for new energy economy

Research reveals companies unprepared for new energy economy

Lack of integrated energy, sustainability planning, execution, data management create barriers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities. The products are designed to be...

Data center takes top LEED honor

The Portland, Ore., facility of Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, has achieved LEED platinum certification. , the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon...

Green building takes hold for single- and multifamily markets

Green building takes hold for single- and multifamily markets

Use of renewables, interest among prospective buyers on the rise

Scorecard provides benchmark of state energy policy, progress

Scorecard provides benchmark of state energy policy, progress

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, with Massachusetts topping the ranking. California, which shared the title with Massachusetts last year, came in at No. 2.

Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data is the foundation for transforming a commercial facility into an intelligent building. The connectivity and instrumentation of an intelligent building solution give stakeholders unprecedented insight into equipment, systems, facility and even employee performance. Updating commercial buildings with connectivity and...

Global sustainable construction market to top $523 billion by 2026

Global sustainable construction market to top $523 billion by 2026

The global construction sustainable materials market is expected to reach $523.72 billion by 2026, growing 11.6 percent annually through 2026, according to new research. The growth is due to the various environmental benefits provided by sustainable materials, such as emission...

Northwestern unveils first plan for sustainability

Northwestern unveils first plan for sustainability

Northwestern University has unveiled its first Strategic Sustainability Plan, a five-part policy for its Chicago and Evanston campuses. The plan's goals include getting the entire Northwestern vehicle fleet running on renewable energy by 2030, reducing campus landfill waste by 50...

Report: Smart glass market to top $8 billion by 2023

Report: Smart glass market to top $8 billion by 2023

The smart glass industry is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next several years, topping a collective value of $8 billion by 2023, new research shows. The growth is mainly driven by factors such as growing demand in...

Smart city infrastructure going green

Smart city infrastructure going green

Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well...

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

One-third of builders say green building is a significant share of overall activity

Survey: Millennials less likely to recycle, but more likely to buy from 'green' companies

Millennials are less likely to recycle than other generations, but more likely to buy from companies making a positive impact on the world, a new survey finds. The reason, according to the new survey and report from The Shelton Group:...

New research finds $1.5 trillion of wasted space in office buildings

New research finds $1.5 trillion of wasted space in office buildings

Businesses around the world could realize savings of up to $1.5 trillion in reduced rental costs if their office buildings were refurbished to today’s most-efficient standards, according to a new study. The analysis by Philips Lighting, a global leader in...

Poll: New Jersey voters favor renewable energy over natural gas

Poll: New Jersey voters favor renewable energy over natural gas

New Jerseyans of both political parties overwhelmingly support renewable energy like wind and solar and agree the state should adopt a goal of having 80 percent of the state's energy come from such sources, according to a new poll by...

Canadian report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy to cut emissions from large buildings

Canadian report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy to cut emissions from large buildings

A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centers, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. CaGBC's A Roadmap for Retrofits in...

Report: World energy demand to plateau from 2030

Report: World energy demand to plateau from 2030

The world is approaching a watershed moment as energy demand is set to plateau from 2030, driven by greater efficiency with the wider application of electricity, according to a new study. Also, a rapid decarbonization of the energy supply is...

Australia a leader in sustainability

Australia a leader in sustainability

Australia and New Zealand have, as expected, topped the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the seventh year running, but improvements on energy and water have stalled and the gap between other territories is narrowing. The Australia/NZ region came...

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

Massachusetts leads the nation in terms of percentage of new completed homes that were HERS rated in 2016.

Report: How to cut cost of wind energy in half

Report: How to cut cost of wind energy in half

New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030— making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. The new finding is outlined in a report by the National Renewable...

USGBC names top Chinese provinces, municipalities for LEED

USGBC names top Chinese provinces, municipalities for LEED

Illustrating that green building has become commonplace worldwide, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, this week unveiled the Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities for LEED in mainland China. LEED (Leadership in...

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