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Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

This artificial tree captures air pollutants 275 times more efficiently than a normal one TheCivilEngineer.org, August 10, 2017 It was developed by a German start-up in order to fight air pollution Air pollution is an issue gaining a lot of attention, as it is responsible for 7 million premature deaths a year according to the WHO.

EEMs Save Homeowners Money with Energy Efficient Upgrades

Alaina Moglia, ERS, for Zondits Energy efficient mortgages, or EEMs, have made living efficiently and more comfortably easier than ever. EEMs allow energy efficient improvements to be financed with an FHA-insured mortgage. And lower energy costs make homes more affordable, which allows homeowners to allocate more money to a monthly mortgage payment. There are two

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Energy Efficiency is a Reliable Investment to Reduce Global Emissions

Energy efficiency is a ‘win-win’ for investors Green Biz, July 11, 2017 Between now and 2050, the biggest contribution to global emissions reduction has to come from economy-wide energy savings. But investment levels in energy efficiency (despite modest rises) still lag those in renewable energy generation by a large margin. And the International Energy Agency

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Estimated to Save School District $13 Million

San Benito High School to implement energy efficiency program Benitolink.com, July 18, 2017 The project, which includes new light fixtures, “smart” heating and cooling systems, and the installation of solar panels, is expected to save the district $13 million On June 13, San Benito High School board members approved a Energy Conservation & Renewable Generation

Incentive Program Allows Shipping Company to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades

Oregon onion shipper ramps up energy efficiency efforts Fresh Plaza, July 19, 2017 Newly formed Baker & Murakami Produce Company LLLP in Ontario, OR, has teamed up with Idaho Power to expand energy efficiency at the Treasure Valley onion supershed with upgrades in LED lighting and a new high capacity VFD air compressor to run

New Jersey and the Modern Utility

New Jersey’s Energy Future PSE&G for Politico The modern utility faces a new reality: Our customers want – and need – enhanced reliability and resiliency. They want fewer service interruptions and, if the lights do go out, they want power restored quickly. That requires substantial investment. Society also wants cleaner energy with lower emissions, to

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Utility Business Model Greatest Distribution from Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources pose biggest disruption to utility business model Electrical Light & Power, July 5,2017 Although low natural gas prices and renewables are impacting the utility industry, the biggest disruption is coming from increased penetration of distributed energy resources, as well as the broader digitization of the utility value chain. This is according to

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Identifying Optential Energy Savings in Leased Offices

3 ways to identify energy savings in leased offices UtilityDRIVE, June 6, 2017 How many times have we thought, “It’s 2017…what office buildings don’t use LED lighting now?” LED lighting retrofits, occupancy sensor installations, and HVAC programming are examples of these “low-hanging fruit” projects. Have we exhausted all the energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings?

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