Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


Pilot Uses GIS, Software to Plan Efficient Routes

San Francisco GreenRoutes project to reduce fleet emissions using ArcLogistics and GIS solution.

Energy Star Available for Glass, Food Processing Plants

Energy Performance Indicators will help companies assess their performance, set goals, and shift the energy performance of these industries, saving nearly $900 million in energy costs with just a 10 percent improvement over current levels.

4 Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Awards

EPA recognizes Calpine Corp., Mass. Corrections Department, Equity Office Properties and Patterson Farms.

Energy Star Is Focus of Fall Efficiency Campaign

EPA is engaging Boys & Girls Clubs and Parent Teacher Organizations Today to make a few small changes that will help combat global warming.

Report: Business Needs Compelling Reason to 'Green Up'

George Mason University professor suggests strong leadership, a product label policy and tools to implement sustainability practices would be helpful.

Navy Awards American Systems $23.5M for AMI Work

Stimulus-funded task orders will enable the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps to analyze their energy consumption.



Imagine H2O Opens Business Plan Competition

The organization will award $70,000 in cash and in-kind services for the plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water.

EPA Emphasizes the Savings to Schools through Energy Star

More than 500 schools have already taken the challenge and are using 30 percent less energy.

Henry Hudson 400 Announces Student Winners

Delft, Rutgers and Columbia university students took the top places in the New Generation Competition, which will be celebrated Sept. 9 and 10 at H209 in Jersey City, N.J.

New Committee to Define Transaction Standards for Smart Grid

OASIS, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, CPower, EnerNOC, Google, Grid Net, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, TIBCO, and others collaborate on open standards for energy providers and consumers.

EnerG2 Plant to Produce Nano-engineered Carbon Electrodes

DOE funds will help build a facility dedicated to the commercial-scale production of the electrode material, which is an essential part of ultracapacitors.

Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

Moreno Valley Retrofits to Lower Energy Needs Onsite

EPA and local agencies celebrated the groundbreaking of the $46.3-million Moreno Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility Preliminary Treatment and Acid Phase Anaerobic Digestion Project on Monday.

Coolerado Corp. Wins Challenge with Low-cost HVAC

The Coolerado H-80 tests indicate almost 80 percent energy-use savings and over 60 percent peak-demand reduction.

Detroit Edison Calls for Renewable Power Proposals

Detroit Edison is working toward compliance with the Michigan law that requires electric utilities to serve 10 percent of their retail sales using renewable energy resources by 2015.

Use a Little WaterSense this August, EPA's Silva Suggests

Newly confirmed assistant administrator for water encourages consumers to reduce their water use.

Puget Sound Energy Files Updated Resource Strategy

Puget Sound Energy's Integrated Resource Plan focuses on energy efficiency, wind, and natural gas.

Pacific Institute: Water Efficiency Key to Farm Growth

Water use efficiency improvements will help sustain the future of California agriculture, according to a Pacific Institute study.

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