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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: How You Can Run an Energy-Efficient Business with Winter on the Horizon

To save money while running a business in the winter, you must implement procedures to reduce your energy costs. For example, by contacting your local utility, you can gather great information about rebates and incentives that are available in your area. 364 more words


EPA makes a mockery of Freedom of Information Act

In my attempt to understand the EPA’s methodology for calculating ENERGY STAR building benchmarking scores I have frequently requested specific information from the EPA.  Early on I found the EPA to be reluctant to share anything with me that was not already publicly released by the agency.   701 more words

Building Energy

Fall back efficiently: Five ways homeowners can save on lighting costs as daylight saving time ends

This Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m., officially marks the end of daylight saving time. Sure, we don’t mind the extra hour of sleep. But with a new light-dark cycle and less sunlight to enjoy, we might experience an increased demand for lighting consumption. 371 more words

Energy Efficiency

ENERGY STAR Program Requirement Changes Effective September 15, 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated specifications related to Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps that qualify for the ENERGY STAR® program. ENERGY STAR is a qualification for many federal, state and regional utility rebate programs related to equipment upgrades. 133 more words

Heat Pumps

Confusion of energy management software is rampant in CRE

One of the largest industry surveys of commercial building professionals to date reveals widespread confusion among property managers, facility managers, and directors on the difference between energy management software (EMS), which provides low-cost analytics and reporting software platforms, and building management systems (BMS), which are costly projects that physically control equipment. 152 more words


Green office buildings deliver higher income and value

Improved property performance is strongly correlated to green building certification, according to a recent study of Bentall Kennedy‘s North American office portfolio…

Overall, the results provide compelling evidence that buildings with sustainable certification outperform similar non-green buildings in terms of rental rates, occupancy levels, tenant satisfaction scores, and the probability of lease renewals… 210 more words


EPA’s New Energy Star Home Advisor

by Dylan Goodman

In December, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool dedicated to improving energy efficiency for American homeowners. 348 more words

Energy Efficiency