Report: Focus on energy-efficient buildings to create opportunities for global pump market

The global pump market to grow at a compounded annual rate of more than 5 percent through 2020, according to research from research firm Technavio. The study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global pump market for...

Global water metering market projected to grow to $7.5 billion annually by 2026

Global water metering market projected to grow to $7.5 billion annually by 2026

Water infrastructure worldwide is in need of major upgrades to improve efficiency. Globally, nearly one-third of water delivered by utilities is lost due to leakage, failure to accurately meter usage and theft, says infrastructure intelligence firm Northeast Group. Modernizing water...

UK-GBC: 5 factors can increase building performance

UK-GBC: 5 factors can increase building performance

A new report released by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) highlights five key factors that address the gap between building design and building performance, according to the organization. Delivering Building Performance suggests, among other things, that using a simple...

Las Vegas greening up its act

Las Vegas greening up its act

Las Vegas still prides itself on selling indulgence. Round-the-clock gambling, high-end nightclubs and decadent restaurants are not going away. Yet the opening of the Strip’s first green space last month is further evidence that, regarding its relationship to the environment,...

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Six organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for replacing and upgrading rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), according to a release from the agency. The organizations in a single...

Canada achieves key environmental milestones

LEED-certified buildings in Canada have led to a cumulative reduction of more than one million tons of CO2e in greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of taking 238,377 cars off the road for a year. Along with that milestone, the...

Ontario top ranking province on Canadian environmental report card

Lower air pollution and higher shares of low-emitting electricity production put Ontario ahead of all Canadian provinces on The Conference Board of Canada's How Canada Performs: Environment report card. Released on the eve of Earth Day 2016, the report card...

Infographic: The benefits of sustainable engineering

Climate change, pollution-related illnesses and energy costs have prompted engineers and architects to develop green solutions. New residential and commercial building and renovations are designed to be more environmentally friendly, thereby reducing emissions, illnesses and energy consumption. Using sustainable practices...

As Earth Day nears, restaurant association advocates sustainability

In recognition of Earth Day on Friday, the National Restaurant Association's Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simple sustainability steps that can have a significant impact on their environmental footprints and their bottom lines. Conserve's Earth Day action...

Infographic: A look at 2016 green building trends

Green building continues to pick up steam, with practices aimed at energy efficiency and sustainability dominating building projects around the world. With Earth Day 2016 on Friday, below is an inforgraphic detailing some of the trends emerging this year and beyond, as supplied by ETO Doors.

Nation's capital top U.S. Energy Star city

Nation's capital top U.S. Energy Star city

Washington, D.C., is home to the most Energy Star-certified buildings in latest annual EPA study.

Department publishes data toolkit to make buildings more effecient

As part of its effort to help make buildings 20 percent more efficient over the next decade, the U.S. Department of Energy has published a informational resources toolkit through its Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator. Developed in partnership with 18...

Energy Department launches solar data initiative

The Energy Department has awarded nearly $4 million for projects to increase access to solar data, the agency said in a press release. Four partners will help launch the new Orange Button initiative, which will increase solar market transparency and...

Report: California leading nation in renewable energy production

While California consumes the second largest amount of energy in the nation, it is also one of the most energy-efficient states, according to a new report. Compared to all other states, California ranks among the lowest in the nation for...

Study: Nearly a third of local governments adopt sustainability plans

Thirty-two percent of local governments have adopted a sustainability plan, according to a national survey of U.S. cities and counties. Among the responding jurisdictions that have adopted plans, nearly 68 percent indicated that those plans contain goals or strategies related to economic development, according to a press release.

Role of building operators continually expanding

The job description of a building operator used to be limited to keeping occupants comfortable and maintaining equipment and operating systems. Managing energy use was not among the responsibilities. Until now. “What we’re finding is that facility operators are becoming...

5 ways businesses can go green

5 ways businesses can go green

A brand’s social purpose and green footprint are among the factors that influence purchasing decisions, reports Nielsen. Globally, more than half of all consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products and services from businesses that are committed to...

8 buildings join Denver's roster of Star-rated structures

Eight public buildings in Denver, consisting of 3 million square feet owned and managed by the city and county of Denver, have been given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s sustainability stamp of approval in the form of ENERGY STAR certification,...

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