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Lime Energy Saves PA County $300k in Energy Costs

Lime Energy has completed a large-scale energy retrofit project expected to save 75 municipality-owned facilities in Allegheny County, Pa., more than $300,000 in annual energy costs. In addition, the efficiency measures are expected to save the county about 2.3 million kWh of electricity and 30,000 gallons of water annually, Lime … Read more »

Smarter Water and Energy Conservation Policies

Smarter water and energy conservation policies are intertwined The droughts in the West and South. The gyrations in the price of oil. Just these two realities alone have taught us how much water and energy will define our futures. Yet, what isn’t always obvious is the connection between the two. … Read more »

IBM CR Report: Energy Conservation Cuts Energy Costs by $26.8M

IBM CR Report: Energy Conservation Cuts Energy Costs by $26.8M

IBM’s energy conservation program saved the company $26.8 million and prevented more than 142,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report. IBM’s report provides an overview of four key areas: energy conservation and climate protection, process stewardship, product stewardship and supply chain … Read more »

Navy Evaluates New Technologies as Part of Energy-Saving Efforts

The Naval District Washington (NDW) has several improvement projects underway to reduce energy consumption ranging from testing experimental technologies to replacing light bulbs at a ballpark. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that federal agencies reduce their energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, based on a baseline year of … Read more »

Georgia Tech Energy Assessments to Save Carpet Manufacturer $2M Annually

Thanks to on-site plant visits by Georgia Tech students to evaluate energy-saving opportunities at Beaulieu of America, the carpet manufacturer discovered it could reduce its utility use by almost 15 percent with an estimated annual savings of $2 million, reports Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute. The site visits addressed energy … Read more »

Spoetzl Brewery to Add $3 Million Biogas Facility

Spoetzl Brewery plans to add a $3 million biogas generation and wastewater treatment facility at its historic facility in Shiner, Texas. The renewable energy plant is expected to reduce the facility’s carbon emissions by more than 500 metric tons annually and eliminate 85 percent of the treatable waste components in … Read more »

JCPenney to Reduce Energy Use 20% by 2015

JC Penney has committed to reduce energy consumption 20 percent per gross square foot by 2015 by increasing energy-efficiency improvements and implementing conservation practices, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. In 2009, the retailer prevented about 80 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions thanks to its energy-efficiency … Read more »

Nikwax Sets Goal for 100% Renewable Energy

Nikwax Sets Goal for 100% Renewable Energy

Nikwax sources 95 percent of its energy from renewable sources, with a worldwide goal to reach 100 percent, according to the company’s corporate social responsibility report (PDF). The company also has been carbon neutral for four years, offsetting CO2 emissions through the World Land Trust. Nikwax’s Seattle offices are 100 … Read more »

Agilent Cuts Water Use by Nearly 24%

Agilent cut its global water consumption by nearly 24 percent in 2009, from 1.074 million cubic meters in 2008 to 0.818 million cubic meters in 2009, according to the company’s Corporate Citizenship Report 2009 (PDF). Agilent also reduced the amount of waste it produces globally by 15 percent, cutting generated … Read more »

Verizon Expands Sustainability Program to Reduce Global Carbon Footprint

Verizon has launched a comprehensive sustainability program that includes new initiatives and expands existing energy and recycling efforts to help reduce the company’s global carbon footprint. Efforts range from increasing the number of alternative fuel vehicles in the company’s fleet to providing customers with energy-efficient set-top boxes. Here are some … Read more »

Florida Businesses to Benefit from Utility’s Energy Conservation Program

A new energy-efficiency goal set by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has prompted a new energy conservation plan from Progress Energy Florida that will help provide energy efficient retrofits to Florida businesses. Commercial programs include smart-grid metering, demand response programs to increase customers’ energy awareness, and incentives for the … Read more »

More Office Buildings, Aviation Terminals and Facilities Add Energy Efficiency

From federal office buildings and corporate offices to bottling plants and airport terminals, businesses are implementing a variety of energy-efficient projects that run the gamut from standard energy conservation measures such as turning off lights and electronics not in use to unique “living walls.” As an example, the 18-story Edith … Read more »