Energy efficiency is a vital goal in creating truly sustainable buildings, and green certification programs popularly recognize many such structures. But to maintain sustainability after a hard-won award is its own challenge.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced award selections for $60 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support transmission planning for the country’s three interconnection transmission networks.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership recognized 17 winners in three categories at the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in Atlanta in September. The winning organizations have made outstanding contributions in helping grow the nation’s voluntary green power market.
DTE Energy is helping Detroit Edison customers make their homes more energy efficient with discounts of up to 50 percent on compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The specially priced bulbs are available now through DTE Energy at several area retailers for as little as 99 cents apiece.
Much of the renewed focus on energy conservation and going green has been on what to do at home and in the workplace. But how about the places where people go to relax and play—resorts and other vacations spots? Are they becoming more green?
Americans used more solar, nuclear, biomass and wind energy in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Its recent problems notwithstanding, California continues to light a path to the rest of the nation for policy change. In this case, the path would be lit with a device that uses considerably less power.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s index for incandescent lamps registered a reading of 59.4 for the second quarter of 2009, which is essentially unchanged from the first three months of the year. However, the index decreased 11.8 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Homeowners are factoring energy efficiency into purchase decisions of consumer electronics and appliances in an effort to reduce home energy costs, according to a new study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Six Flags, the world's largest regional theme park operatorvirgvir, made two major announcements in June. First, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Second, it announced a major companywide plan to go green.
While utilities across the country are plugging in solar and wind, they also are in various stages of installing intelligent grid systems to improve control, conservation and reliability. Critical to these efforts is building bulk and distributed storage capacity.
According to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan, a major international industry research firm, renewable energy is gaining ground in North America as global in-ground fossil fuel reserves continue to dwindle and oil prices fluctuate.
Most facilities have a hidden source of cash within their walls. People working in the energy-reduction field know that usually at least a 10 percent savings in energy can be achieved with a payback measured in less than two years, and often right in next month’s utility bill.