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Marine Energy Sector ‘Needs to Halve Costs’

The UK’s marine energy sector should aim to halve its costs by end of decade, according to a plan released by the UK Energy Research Centre and the Energy Technologies Institute. Marine energy resources, consisting of wave and tidal stream energy, are abundant in UK waters. Although marine technology must secure cost … Read more »

Almost Half of Big Corporations Plan Renewables Increase, Study Says

Almost Half of Big Corporations Plan Renewables Increase, Study Says

Nearly half of the world’s largest corporations plan to moderately or significantly increase investment in renewable energy over the next five years, according to research by Ernst & Young. This quarter’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices questioned 100 companies with revenues of $1 billion or more on energy spend, types … Read more »

Places to Look for Energy Losses in Commercial Buildings

Data from millions of businesses, institutions and manufacturers show that sustainability issues fall into four main categories: rising energy costs, growing disposal costs, limited water supply and health concerns over the quality of indoor air. Energy is often the largest line item in an operations facility management bill. So, monitoring … Read more »

DOE Retail Building Guide ‘Can Halve Energy Costs’

The Department of Energy has released a guide that it says will help owners of retail stores achieve 50 percent energy savings, compared to the building energy code used in many parts of the U.S. The publication, the third installment in the DOE’s series of 50% Advanced Energy Design Guides, … Read more »

GSA Slashes New England Energy Expenditure by Almost 40%

Energy management services firm World Energy Solutions and science and engineering firm SAIC have helped the U.S. General Services Administration with a procurement process that cut energy expenditure at federal facilities in New England by almost 40 percent. The companies helped the G.S.A. buy over 220 million kWh of electricity … Read more »

Cox Enterprises and Urjanet to Track Energy Use Across 30,000 Accounts

Cox Enterprises, the communications and auto services firm, has announced it will track energy usage and costs for 30,000 utility accounts using services provided by Urjanet. Urjanet provides an energy data feed that includes billing and consumption data from utility accounts in real time, and will allow Cox Enterprises to … Read more »

Wal-Mart, Walgreens Tackle Energy Use

Retail chains like Wal-Mart and Walgreens are working to reduce energy use as part of their overall business strategy to cut operational costs. In these cases, Wal-Mart Puerto Rico has opted to transition its parking lot lighting to LED technology, while Walgreens has installed a geothermal system. The Food Marketing … Read more »

Heinz Cuts Energy Costs 13% at Food Processing Plant

Heinz has reduced its carbon emissions by 17,000 tons since 2006 at its UK factories in Kendal, Cumbria and Kitt Green with the help of Carbon Trust, reports Food and Drink Digital. The foods company also has cut its energy costs at the UK factories, saving more than 13 percent of … Read more »

HSBC Saves $1M in Energy Costs

HSBC Saves $1M in Energy Costs

HSBC has reduced its energy costs by $1 million and energy use by 7,267,865 kWh by implementing a companywide initiative to increase IT efficiency across more than 300,000 PCs in 8,000 global offices, according to a case study (PDF) from 1E. HSBC also  recovered 201,885,139 hours of computing power and prevented 3,125,182 … Read more »

Agilewaves Launches Services Program to Optimize Building Performance

Agilewaves has launched a monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) platform and services program to help commissioning agents and facilities management firms reduce energy costs and improve building operations. With real-time resource utilization metrics, the Agilewaves Sentinel Services program will help these businesses identify hidden energy problems and optimize building performance. The Agilewaves Building … Read more »

Price Chopper Supermarket to Cut Energy Costs by 27%

Price Chopper recently opened a new energy-efficient 56,000-square-foot store in Warwick, New York, that is expected to cut the store’s energy costs by 27 percent, or by about $150,000 annually, reports Timesunion.com. The store features high-efficiency lighting system and controls, HVAC units, windows, insulation and motors as well as daylighting … Read more »

Enterprise Sets Goal to Reduce Energy Use, Costs 20% by 2015

Enterprise Sets Goal to Reduce Energy Use, Costs 20% by 2015

Enterprise Holdings, which operates Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental brands, has made a commitment to reduce both energy use and energy costs by 20 percent over the next five years through a new 20/20 Vision sustainability initiative. The company expects to cut costs by $50 … Read more »