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Tips for Energy Reduction
Simple ways to use electricity wisely Turn up the thermostat on your air conditioning, or use ceiling fans and portable fans to circulate the air in your house. Close heating and air conditioning vents in rooms that you do not utilize often and close the doors. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot or …
Seattle Targets 20% Energy Reduction
Proposed Energy Efficiency Rules Could Slow Emissions Reductions
More efficient appliances and stricter building codes have driven significant declines in U.S. emissions to date
Global Energy Productivity Playbook Paves Way for Worldwide Prosperity and Emissions Reductions
The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity proudly announces the release of the Energy Productivity Playbook (the Playbook).
Biggest energy companies pledge 20 percent methane emissions reduction
A newly expanded climate initiative of the largest energy companies worldwide pledged Monday to reduce its methane emissions by more than 20 percent by 2025.
10 Energy Reduction Strategies to Earn Your Facility Money
June 16, 2014 If you’ve participated in a demand response (DR) event before, you probably have a reduction strategy already in place. But what if you’re forgetting something? What if there are more ways to reduce energy and get an even larger payment We’re about to share with you the top 10 reduction strategies that are sure to give you the best results: Switch to on-site generators Running on-site generators to take your facility partially, or even completely, off the grid can be…
National Groups Rank UVM Among Top Schools for Sustainable Energy, Energy Reduction
Photo by Sally McCay Two recent national reports have recognized the University of Vermont’s leadership among institutions of higher education in the category of sustainable energy use and sources. One comes from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the organization that coordinates the STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System) rankings. The other comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…
Why California Hospitals Need to Prioritize Energy Reduction (Now)
A few weeks ago, I was honored to be asked to serve on a new committee of the Hospital Building Safety Board (HBSB) for the state of California. The HBSB works
Energy saving system installed on new granulator could see up to 20 percent usage reduction
A new granulator installed at a plastic caps and closures manufacturer could achieve energy savings of between 10 and 20 percent, thanks to the use of a system in conjunction with the equipment.
Green Home Guide roundup: Renewable energy sources, waste reduction and more cooling tips
Energy Efficiency On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way It's the dog days of August, and we're all trying to stay cool. Check out the Department of Energy 's article " Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips " for tips and resources about ways to keep your home cooled efficiently. This…
Information on Indoor and Outdoor Shades
North Solar Screen's Shade 101 blog focuses on providing information about shades for your home, solar sun shades and outdoor shades for your patio or porch
The Department of Energy's DIY Projects Reduce Your Home Energy Use
If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The Department of Energy has a whole page dedicated eight of these projects with in-depth guides.
It's National Park Week! Here's How Parks are Cutting Energy Use
We found where the Parks Service is saving energy right now
National Energy Use for TV Set-Top Boxes Down by 23 Percent
More than 90 million U.S. households have one or more set-top boxes connected to their televisions and these boxes from service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Dish Network nationally consume lots of electricity every year. But a new report released...
How Low Can You Go? Energy Reduction Project
It all started at Driftwood Middle School in 2008.The project is about lowering your kilowatt usage. In 2008 DMS KWH was 450,000 per month. It has been as lo...
Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy
Different types of energy sources (or fuels) are used for transportation in the United States The major types of energy used for transportation in the United States are Petroleum products: products made from crude oil and from natural gas processing, including gasoline, distillate fuels (mostly diesel fuel), jet fuel, residual fuel oil, and propane Biofuels : ethanol and biodiesel Energy sources are used in several major…
How has 3M Canada Cut Energy Use by 32%?
3M is recognised as a world leader in energy efficiency, hands down. Since 2008, the company has reduced energy use by 32%. This result by far exceeds the 20% reduction goal, aspired by many companies. How does 3M work with energy? What can other companies learn from their experience?
Starwood Cuts Water, Energy Use with 30/20 by 20 Initiative
STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced it has reduced energy use by 12.08 percent, carbon emissions by 16.07 percent, and water use by 17.26 percent across all owned, managed and franchised properties from 2008 through 2014. The reductions stem from Starwood’s 30/20 by 20 environmental goals, launched in 2009, to cut energy use by 30 percent and water use by 20 percent by 2020 globally. In 2013, Starwood added a goal to ...
20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use
Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction. The authors of the study say city planners, residents and other stakeholders should start looking within cities for natural resources and conserve the nature in our urban areas by planting more trees.