Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


EPA's GreenChill Partnership Reaches All 50 States

GreenChill’s food retailers are reducing pollution from commercial refrigeration, decreasing their impact on the ozone layer and protecting people’s health.

NIST Prototypes Framework for Evaluating Sustainability Standards

NIST researchers have prototyped a framework to help organizations sort through the welter of choices and evaluate and implement sustainability standards most appropriate for their operations and interests.

Virginia to Use Asphalt Recycling in I-81 Repair project

Virginia is rehabilitating a stretch of I-81 through the use of several types of asphalt recycling methods.

Turning Windows into Powerplants (With Video)

Someday the entire surface area of a building’s windows could be used to generate electricity — without interfering with the ability to see through them.

Survey Reveals More Employers Measuring Savings from Environmental Efforts

Seventy-eight percent report electricity cost savings, two-thirds indicate heating/cooling and paper savings, and 60 percent are cutting costs on water.

Benefits Top Costs in EPRI Smart Grid Analysis

The project team analyzed projected costs over the next 20 years, looking at core smart grid technologies in transmission, substation, distribution, and customer interface.

U.S. Automakers to Win Profits under Higher Mileage Standards

Two reports from Citi and Ceres predict U.S. car manufacturers will see greater sales than their global competitors.

The Cambrian Center

ARRA Funds Green Retrofit for HUD Facility

Salas O'Brien will engineer a cool roof and use fuel cells to save energy at the Cambrian Center near the Los Gatos-San Jose border.



Commercial Building Owners Need Access to Financing for Energy Savings Projects

C. David Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, told state leaders that building efficiency projects, which provide guaranteed energy and budget savings, can be achieved with no upfront cost to a government facility.

Energy Star Cement Plant Shares Efficiency Secrets

The Roanoke Cement plant conducts energy audits for its business partners to help them take advantage of cost savings

West Basin Offers Free Smart Controller to Some Residents

Using grant funding, the municipal water district is working toward Water Reliability 2020 goals.

IEEE 1888 Standard Employs Green IT to Lower Energy

The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.

WaterSense Partner program

DFW Becomes First WaterSense Airport

New water fixtures in restrooms at the airport's passenger terminals are saving 5.5 million gallons per month.

1E Study: 87% of Federal Agencies May Not Be Ready to Lower Energy Use

According to the IT efficiency software company, federal agency priorities for energy management are in consolidating hardware and generating awareness.

Eaton Wins Federal Stimulus Grant to Develop Microgrid for U.S. Army

The project is intended to achieve an uninterrupted power supply, independent of commercial utility power, for critical mission and support functions on military bases.

DOT, EPA, CARB to Set Clean Car Standard by Sept. 1

The federal and state agencies will work together on fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

Georgia World Congress Center Applies Stimulus to New Lighting

The convention center received $2.3 million to replace about 1,500 lighting fixtures and upgrade controls.

Southwestern Virginia College Gets Grant for Solar-Powered Coffee Shop

The non-profit business will involve 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star appliances, and both solar hot-water heating and solar photovoltaic technologies.

Report: Market for Building Management Systems to Grow to $2.4B by 2016

According to a new report from Pike Research, building energy management systems sector revenue in the United States will increase from $900 million in 2010 to $2.4 billion annually by 2016, under an average forecast scenario.

Phoenix to Cut Traffic Signal Light Energy Use by 90 Percent

The City of Phoenix Public Works and Street Transportation departments have signed an agreement with Ameresco to provide lighting retrofit services, materials, and equipment for the installation of traffic signal LED lamps.

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