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4 Steps to Building a Business Case for Efficiency (Hint: Avoid the ‘Poor Performer’ Tag)

4 Steps to Building a Business Case for Efficiency (Hint: Avoid the ‘Poor Performer’ Tag)

Many large organizations have lofty efficiency goals, but struggle to turn them into reality, often because there’s limited buy-in where it truly matters. One of the most critical, often-overlooked steps to launching successful efficiency- and environmental-management programs is

Schneider Electric Helps AEG Save $3 Million, Improve Environmental Management

Using Schneider Electric’s water, waste and electricity management platform has helped sports and entertainment company AEG save more than $3 million and shrink its environmental footprint.

Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Supercritical CO2 Power Plants Promise Efficiency Gains, Emissions Cuts. But Are They Commercially Feasible?

A $110 million experimental project aims to advance commercialization of supercritical CO2 power systems by testing the potential energy efficiency and cost benefits of this technology.

Developing 3D Printing Standards? There’s an ISO-ASTM Framework for That.

As more large companies turn to 3D printed parts, there’s an increasing need for technical standards. To this end, ISO and ASTM International have jointly developed the Additive Manufacturing Standards Development Structure.

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ISO Facilities Management Standard Under Development

Facilities managers face a host of challenges, from improving buildings’ operational efficiencies and performance to complying with environment, health and safety regulations. They are responsible for a range of activities, including environmental management, among others, and according to ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, facilities management is one of the … Read more »

Automotive Suppliers to Feds: Keep Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Standards

Major automotive suppliers say national fuel economy and emissions standards are important for long-term business plans and investments — and don’t want to see the feds weaken the vehicle rules, according to an industry survey commissioned by clean transit technology nonprofit Calstart. The survey comes as federal agencies undertake a … Read more »

Bosch Water Injection Improves Cars’ Fuel Efficiency, Cuts GHG Emissions

German automotive supplier Bosch says it is the first and only supplier to offer water injection, which improves fuel efficiency and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. Especially at high engine speeds, cars use some of gasoline for cooling instead of for propulsion. Bosch says its water injection is a new way … Read more »

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Low-Carbon, Efficient Ships Save Millions. So Why Aren’t Owners Reaping the Rewards?

Researchers from UCL Energy Institute and global NGO Carbon War Room say vessels with high design efficiency leave millions in the pockets of fuel payers. However, the market often fails to reward owners of efficient vessels by way of premiums or preferential hiring.