Energy Department launches $30 million effort to improve solar module materials

The U.S. Department of Energy plans a new Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium, the Durable Module Materials (DuraMat) National Lab Consortium led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), according to a press release. DuraMat is designed to accelerate the...

Data center standard published by ASHRAE

A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance-based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Centers,...

Green buildings financially outperform rivals

Green buildings financially outperform rivals

It’s been more than a decade since owners of commercial real estate started focusing more on the need to become energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. From the start, buildings proved their green bona fides to prospective tenants by gaining third-party...

Dow Jones reveals world's most sustainable companies

Dow Jones reveals world's most sustainable companies

Unilever, LG and Sodexo have retained positions as industry leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), while Nestlé and Philips have climbed to the top of the rankings, reports edie.net. The 2016 edition of the DJSI – dubbed the...

Report: Most property companies, funds actively manage carbon emissions

Report: Most property companies, funds actively manage carbon emissions

The global real estate sector collectively is reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and water use, according to a new report. In fact, 90 percent of property companies and funds actively manage carbon emissions, shows data from GRESB, the leading data...

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

IT solutions have potential to push green building to next level

Green-focused tech innovations make sustainable practices simple to implement and highly scalable. Luckily, some of the sharpest minds in the tech world are working on it. In the green building arena alone, countless startups, mature businesses and major IT vendors...

Energy-efficient building market growing 9.6% annually

Energy-efficient building market growing 9.6% annually

More and more structures outfitted with technology that provides real-time, actionable performance data

Infographic: 9 steps to a greener office

Infographic: 9 steps to a greener office

Building owners and managers constantly are looking for ways to make their office facilities more efficient. A recent study of workers in the United Kingdom by office supplies company Avery reveals some of what drives those employees when it comes...

Software platform helps cut energy costs for smaller buildings

Software platform helps cut energy costs for smaller buildings

Arlington County, Va., a Better Buildings Challenge partner, has made significant progress in recent years in cutting its energy use. The county has seen a decrease of 11 percent since 2009, putting Arlington County well on its way to a...

Singapore opens first rotatable lab

The world’s first rotatable laboratory for the Singapore region opened this month, capable of testing at any orientation relative to the sun or wind. The $4.5 million BCA SkyLab, which is rotatable 360 degrees, eliminates the need for multiple stationary...

Nevada tops new solar activity list

Nevada tops new solar activity list

Nevada has become a hotspot for solar usage, according to BuildFax, a company that delivers data-driven insights for smart property decisions. Three of the states cities topped the company’s first ranking of fastest growing U.S. cities for solar activity, according...

USGBC, Measurabl automate LEED tracking, reporting

USGBC, Measurabl automate LEED tracking, reporting

Measurabl, a startup for sustainability software, has completed a web integration with the U.S. Green Building Council that enables more than 10,000 commercial buildings to automatically detect and monitor their LEED certification status, as well as report LEED status to...

Study: Investment in energy-efficiency at all-time high

Study: Investment in energy-efficiency at all-time high

Interest and investment in energy efficient is at an all-time high, according to a new study. The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) indicates that half percent of respondents said their organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency...

Chicago building taking on 'dynamic' challenge

Chicago building taking on 'dynamic' challenge

A Chicago office building is making strides on efficiency, in part because of a unique dynamic display that gives occupants real-time information on energy use. The U.S. Green Building Council unveiled the LEED Dynamic Plaque, which maintains running efficiency scores...

 Report shows industrial sector prioritizes sustainability in design, operations

Report shows industrial sector prioritizes sustainability in design, operations

Facilities report from U.S. Green Building Council highlights buildings incorporating LEED, green practices

On Global Wind Day, industry tops 1 million jobs

On Global Wind Day, industry tops 1 million jobs

Employment spike attributed to strong turbine installation rates in China, U.S., Germany

Study: Rise of IoT prompts facility professionals to invest in analytics

Study: Rise of IoT prompts facility professionals to invest in analytics

Challenges still exist to taking full advantage of building data

3M, Schneider use performance strategies to make manufacturing facilities more efficient

Two global leaders in energy management, 3M Company and Schneider Electric, recognized the benefits of a standardized approach to energy management and, in response, are expanding certification of their manufacturing facilities to ISO 50001 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s...

Greenbuild 2016 registration underway

Greenbuild 2016 registration underway

Registration for Greenbuild 2016, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and design, is underway. The annual event is headed to Los Angeles, scheduled for Oct. 5–7.

3 emerging trends impacting global energy management systems market for health care

New research into the health care sector has pinpointed three emerging trends driving the industry’s global energy management systems market. Technavio’s latest report on the global energy management systems market for the healthcare sector provides an analysis on the most...

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