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Bloomberg Heralds New Headquarters as ‘World’s Most Sustainable Office Building’

Bloomberg Heralds New Headquarters as ‘World’s Most Sustainable Office Building’

Bloomberg’ new headquarters, having achieved the highest BREEAM score ever awarded to a major office development, may just be the world’s most sustainable office building. The company’s headquarters in London delivers a 73% savings in water consumption and

How to Determine Smart Building Benefits, Costs, ROI

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 »

DOE Guide to Help Hospitals Achieve 50% Energy Savings

LED surgery lights, HVAC systems and improved facility design, among other technologies, can cut large hospitals’ energy costs in half, according to a Department of Energy Guide. The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals, the fourth and final publication in the AEDG series, is designed to help 100,0000-square feet … Read more »

Building Energy Ratings Policy Would Save $18bn, Create 59,000 Jobs by 2020, Report Finds

A national building energy rating and disclosure policy would cut energy costs by over $18 billion through 2020, and create more than 59,000 net new jobs in that time, a study from the Institute for Market Transformation finds. According to IMT’s Analysis of Job Creation and Energy Cost Savings from … Read more »

Eastman Chemical Efficiency Program Saved $11.6 Million Last Year

An ongoing energy efficiency drive by Eastman Chemical Co. resulted in $11.6 million of energy savings in 2011 and cut 357 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2010, according to an article in IndustryWeek.com. The program has its roots in 2010 when Eastman, a producer of chemicals, fibers … Read more »

Lighting Brief: Amerlux, Lighting Science, Acuity Brands, Blue Phoenix

Amerlux has released its second generation of Evoke 2.9 G2 LED downlights in round and square profiles for retail, commercial and residential applications. The luminaires are offered in round, square, round-glass and square-glass decorative styles, with full range dimmability and specialized optics. The 12-watt Evoke produces 670 lumens of light … Read more »

Five Steps for Planting the Seeds of an Energy-Savings Program

In recent years, the term “green your office” has become increasingly prevalent in our eco-conscious society. Corporations large and small have either introduced or are beginning to take steps toward implementing environmental efficiency programs to show their commitment to sustainability and cutting costs. Environmental credibility has become an increasingly important … Read more »

TVA Power Savings Could Come from Energy Efficient Appliances

The mass installation of such energy efficiency measures as compact fluorescent lighting and heating and cooling systems could effectively flatten Tennessee’s power demand for the next 18 years, according to research commissioned by utility Tennessee Valley Authority. The research by Global Energy Partners estimated the region’s achievable savings potential at … Read more »

Industrial Energy Program Surpasses Expectations

A program to save energy at industrial facilities in the Pacific Northwest produced more than 28 average MW in verified energy savings in fiscal year 2011, according to program partner Cascade Energy. The savings found through the Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Smart Industrial (ESI) program far surpass expectations. BPA industrial … 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 »

Climate Savers Releases Energy Efficiency Guide for Networking Devices

Climate Savers Releases Energy Efficiency Guide for Networking Devices

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) has released its Energy Efficiency Guide for Networking Devices (EEG). The white paper is the third in a three-part series which aims to give network design and procurement teams a system of practices and standardized metrics for evaluating vendor products for energy efficiency. The … Read more »

AT&T’s 4,200 Efficiency Projects Generate $44m Savings

AT&T found $44 million in annualized energy savings by implementing 4,200 energy efficiency projects at its facilities in 2010, the company announced today. The telecoms company realized the savings through initiatives such as deploying desktop power management software on 169,000 computers, saving about $614,000 a year. It also replaced tower … Read more »