Unilever North America’s redeveloped headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, just received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. In addition, the building was named LEED Commercial Project of the Year by the USGBC in New Jersey.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh set the city on a path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 when he signed the Metro Mayors Climate Mitigation Commitment in 2016. A new report undertaken at Walsh’s request identifies the specific energy-related steps that Boston’s leadership must take to reach that goal.
WSP’s Joshua Radoff and Cory Mosiman discuss challenges to understanding building performance and how their work in a living laboratory is providing efficiency insights on a real-time basis.
Software-as-a-service company Enervee has launched version 2 of its energy scoring system. Utilized by energy providers such as PG&E, Con Edison, and Southern California Edison to encourage energy-efficient purchases, the Enervee Score is part of the company’s Ideal Customer Platform.
PwC UK published new emissions and renewables targets for 2022. The audit, assurance, consulting, and tax services firm also reported on environmental progress made since 2007.
A full-blown building energy assessment can lead to great savings. However, the assessment itself is a costly affair. The DOE’s Building Energy Asset Score is a less expensive – as in free – approach that provides usable and relevant data that points management toward steps that should be taken. Two versions of the ... Read more »
There are 25,700 jobs in North Carolina’s clean energy sector, according to the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association. That total represents a 12 percent gain from last year. The revenue for the industry grew 37 percent to $6.6 billion. Energy efficiency for buildings is the biggest provider of the jobs. The ... Read more »
Building faults are estimated to waste 20 percent to 30 percent of a building’s annual energy expenditures. Finding problems, however, often is a highly automated operation – and one that only shows its effectiveness hours later when conditions are shown to improve or not. The U.S. Department of Energy has ... Read more »
Smart building technology can be expensive, so building owners should look at several areas to achieve the best benefits and highest return on their investment, according to HPAC Engineering. In smart buildings, energy savings are tied to energy information systems, which are used to store, analyze and display building energy ... Read more »
Although smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures, many property owners and investors do not see the value in smart buildings, so Jones Lang LaSalle created a graphic that discredits the top 10 smart building myths. A summary of the graphic ... Read more »
Tackling rising energy consumption in US buildings will require a more coordinated and coherent approach to energy efficiency codes and regulation, one that is more focused on retrofits – where most potential gains lie, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. A 2012 Deutsche Bank report claims that ... Read more »
A whopping 85 percent of building owners and operators worldwide depend on energy management to drive their facilities’ operational efficiency, up 34 points in the last two years, according to a Johnson Controls survey. The 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator, a global survey of 3,500 building owners and operators, also ... Read more »