Clean biocoal heating up with hemp, forest debris and kenaf

Clean biocoal heating up with hemp, forest debris and kenaf

The University of Louisville continues to research ways, components to make better biocoal.

All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

Dominion Energy Virginia will be offering residential and business customers the opportunity to "go solar" even without investing in solar panels on their rooftops. These customers will be able to have a portion of their energy needs met by community-based...

GE spotlights top LED cities

GE spotlights top LED cities

Cities like Seattle, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City are leading the charge and reaping the benefits when it comes to LED adoption, but there is still a long runway. Less than 20 percent of U.S. residential light sockets contain an LED...

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia has made its debut as Maryland's first "net-zero energy" school, meaning the $33 million building's extensive solar panel array will help it generate as much energy as it uses. The new school is significantly...

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

6 data center infrastructure trends for 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has released six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. This year’s trends follow the 2016 data center trends published by Emerson Network Power last year. “We’re moving further into the cloud era, and...

U.S. Army reaches $1 billion energy milestone

U.S. Army reaches $1 billion energy milestone

The U.S. Army has surpassed the $1 billion mark in energy savings performance and utility energy services contracts in less than five years, according to a press release.

Mich. energy company saves customers nearly $600 million through efficiency programs

Mich. energy company saves customers nearly $600 million through efficiency programs

DTE Energy customers in Michigan participating in the company's energy efficiency offerings in 2015 saved nearly $600 million across several programs, according to a press release. Those programs included free home and business consultations, lighting discounts at local retailers and...

Project's LEED certification a first for southwest China

Chengdu International Finance Square, a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, has earned LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) platinum certification. It’s the first such award in southwest China, reports the website Eco Business. With energy efficiency at...

Smart building solutions work to find footing in UAE

Smart building solutions work to find footing in UAE

Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), has expressed that building owners in the challenge are not harnessing the full potential of building management systems, noting that 80 percent...

Energy Star offers tips for saving energy at office

Energy Star offers tips for saving energy at office

On average, 30 percent of the energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted, according to Energy Star. The organization offers several tips on how workers can Green Your Cube — whether at work or at a home office — by...

Duke Energy building Indiana's second-largest power plant

More clean, renewable solar energy soon will ­flow to Duke Energy Indiana customers with the construction of a new 17-megawatt solar PV plant at Naval Support Activity Crane (“Crane naval station”), about 40 miles southwest of Bloomington, Ind. The Indiana...

Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in first-year energy savings

Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in first-year energy savings

In its first year, the Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign saw an energy savings of 1.3 trillion BTUs, or the equivalent of $13.5 million, according to a department release. The program exceeded an initial goal of replacing 100,000 indoor...

Va. high school home to state's largest solar rooftop array

Va. high school home to state's largest solar rooftop array

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, has completed the installation of a 1 MW rooftop solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Va., according to a...

Study identifies strategies to improve wind turbine longevity

Study identifies strategies to improve wind turbine longevity

Researchers say varied approaches could nearly double the lifespan of energy-producing units to 40 years.

Amsterdam smart building shows off its 'Edge'

The Edge office building in Amsterdam prides itself on good coffee, lots of natural light - no desk is far from a window - and a gym that allows users not just to get fit but also to contribute to...

Roxul's new headquarters a 'golden' site

Roxul's new headquarters a 'golden' site

The new North American headquarters for stone wool insulation producer Roxul Inc. ranks among Ontario, Canada’s most energy-efficient buildings. The facility in Milton has earned LEED gold certification in the new construction category, according to a press release. Leadership in...

Are apartment renters willing to pay more for green features?

Renters now say they will pay more to live in apartment buildings with sustainable design features, from energy-saving appliances to bike rooms, according to the latest survey from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). Renters are also willing to pay...

Cornell University building world's largest Passive House structure

Cornell University building world's largest Passive House structure

The world’s largest and tallest high-rise building built to Passive House standards is coming to Roosevelt Island in New York, according to website Inhabitat. Commissioned by Cornell University for its new Cornell Tech Campus, the sustainability-focused residential tower designed by...

Evolving technologies demand flexible buildings

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened a massive campus in Springfield, Va., in 2011, it was the Army Corps of Engineers’ biggest project since construction of the Pentagon in 1943. Like any such project, perspectives changed and requirements shifted...

Security integrators can capitalize on rise of IoT-powered smart buildings

Security integrators can capitalize on rise of IoT-powered smart buildings

Imagine a building where employees scan a badge or present a smartphone-based credential to gain access. When access is granted, the building’s other systems are triggered to turn on the lights, adjust the temperature and alert security that someone has accessed the building.

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