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Benefits Of Builders Using Fleet Management

Posted by Robert J. Hall, Guest Contributor

Feb 1, 2016 3:10:36 PM

Careful fleet management not only saves you money, it's an environmental win.

Some experts estimate that implementing building automation, or “smart building” technology, could save U.S. businesses up to 25 percent of their energy costs annually.

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Research: "Piggybacking" Best Approach to Selling Green Renovations

Posted by Angus McNeice, Guest Columnist

Jan 29, 2016 1:26:21 PM

Bundling green measures into general renovations could be key to improving efficiency in Europe’s existing residential building stock.

European homeowners remain resistant to undertaking efficiency measures. Widespread incentives, regulations and policies concerning energy efficiency are making modest gains. In the U.K., for example, just one in 10 renovations are undertaken for the explicit purpose of improving energy efficiency, despite a huge policy drive over the last four years centered around energy-saving improvements.

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Solar Update: Did Nevada’s Governor Steal the Sunshine?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jan 28, 2016 10:34:14 AM

Nevada’s Public Utility Commission decisively put the kibosh on solar by capping net metering, imposing higher fees, and reducing credits for solar-powered homes and businesses.

The Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC), in conjunction with Governor Brian Sandoval and the State Legislature, approved new rules last month that cap net metering credits and impose monthly fees on solar rooftop systems, dramatically reducing the financial benefit of solar and negatively affecting approximately 18,000 existing solar customers.

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Slideshow: How the U.S. "Wastes" Energy

Posted by Uma Campbell, Guest Contributor

Jan 25, 2016 10:50:40 AM

The biggest uses of energy, looked at through the lens of efficiency, is the power we waste through inferior technology, unoccupied rooms and lack of smart programming of heating and cooling.

EVERYWHERE WE LOOK, we’re using energy - whether it’s burning gasoline to power our cars, lighting our homes and workplaces, or powering the systems underlying the modern internet, our mastery of energy is the bedrock of society.

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If NYC Can Do Geothermal, Anybody Can Do Geothermal

Posted by Jay Egg

Jan 22, 2016 10:46:10 AM

LET'S FACE IT, WE ARE CREATURES OF HABIT, and when we get used to paying a certain amount for utilities, and become accustomed to replacing our air-conditioners every 10 or 15 years, why mess with the status quo? Want proof? Consider the metric system. It seems that in the US, it takes a couple of generations of adaptation, and then significant arm twisting to pull us out of our habitual comfort zones.

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