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Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

The market for indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) technologies used in new construction and retrofit applications is expected to grow from $4.2 billion in 2015 to $7.1 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Healthy and environmentally friendly buildings rely on good IEAQ to maintain … Read more »

Water Conservation a Businesses Imperative, Ecova Survey Says

Water Conservation a Businesses Imperative, Ecova Survey Says

Now that most of the low-hanging fruit has been captured, businesses are looking for alternatives to drive energy and sustainability management decisions, according to Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals. More than 700 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals from numerous industries across North America participated … Read more »

MetLife Adopts Carbon Neutrality

MetLife will achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2016, becoming the first US-based insurer to do so. To achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 and beyond, MetLife announced the following commitments: Reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2020 against a 2012 baseline. This 10 percent reduction applies to … Read more »

Plugging Up Apartment Water Waste with Efficiency Programs

Across America, water rates have been on the rise in recent years. In San Francisco, for example, water rates have approximately doubled in the last five years (according to Circle of Blue), and affordable housing owners are feeling the pinch. The rising water costs for Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown … Read more »

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product … Read more »

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Dunkin’ Brands Takes a Bite Out of GHG Emissions

Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, says while overall GHG emissions increased by 8.5 percent between 2010 and 2014, GHG emissions generated by its corporate facilities dropped 46 percent in the same period. This is according to the company’s 2013–2014 corporate social responsibility report, Broadening Our … Read more »

Report: How to Make Your Energy Retrofit Happen

Facilities managers and commercial property owners increasingly accept that they can save their company significant amounts of money through reduced energy use and lower plant operating costs. But engaging in energy efficiency projects and upgrades can be costly and companies don’t always have the funds to get started. Fortunately, funding … Read more »

ClearSign Inks Deal for Emissions Control at California Refinery

ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a provider of combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, has signed an agreement to deploy its Duplex burner technology at Tricor Refining LLC’s refinery in Bakersfield, California. Tricor will retrofit a single-burner 15 MMBtu/hr vertical refinery heater with ClearSign’s Duplex burner architecture. The heater was mothballed in 1984 because … Read more »

Top 10 Smart Building Myths Exposed

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 »

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DOE Requires Water, Energy Efficiency Verification in Buildings

The US Energy Department on Friday issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems such as LEED or Green Globes. The rule goes into effect Nov. 13. The DOE says the … Read more »

NYC to Slash GHGs 80% by 2050

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has made a pledge to decrease the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from 2005 levels. The pledge will be formally announced before the start of the UN Climate Summit today. On Sunday, the mayor announced an initiative to support the … Read more »

Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Material Insulates Net-Zero Energy Home

Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent — an ultra low-global-warming-potential foam blowing agent — has been used to help insulate a net-zero energy home project at Purdue University, the company says. The blowing agent, which causes closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and provides the majority of the foam’s insulating properties, … Read more »