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Building Technology, Energy Storage, Intelligent Efficiency, Whole Building

Building Technology Couples with EVs to Power Denver Facility

29 Jan , 2021  

renewableenergyworld.com, 1/28/21. Today, The Alliance Center, a Denver-based organization, announced a partnership with Fermata Energy, a clean technology company based in Charlottesville, VA, to use the energy stored in an electric vehicle (a Nissan LEAF) and power its six-story, 40,000-square-foot office building originally constructed as a warehouse in 1908 (1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202).  This new […]

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Building Technology, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

New Buildings Face Drastic Changes with Boston Zoning Plans

18 Jan , 2021  

energynews.us, 1/18/2021. The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to cut energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output. The city of Boston is laying plans to require newly constructed large buildings to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a move supporters hope will help […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Coal Power Plant Buildings Re-Purposed by St. Louis Company

24 Mar , 2020  

This article was published on renewablenergyworld.com on March 23, 2020. A St. Louis firm specializes in getting environmentally challenged properties ready for reuse, including coal plants. As coal-fired power plants become uneconomic and are shut down for good, a new sort of recycling industry is taking shape: the repurposing of those plants. Utilities across the […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

7 Jun , 2017  

Building Efficiency energy efficiency scores

Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits New York City residents are largely unaware that energy benchmarking data on the city’s largest buildings is readily available online for public viewing. An update to an existing law may soon require these buildings to publish their energy efficiency scores in a more transparent manner, however. If the bill passes, […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

9 Jun , 2015  

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1 […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030

11 Feb , 2015  

United States

United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030 Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 11, 2015 The United States General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases 8,300+ buildings to the federal government, and last September the US Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) proposed that 50% of the GSA’s building area achieve net-zero energy building […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Intelligent Buildings Match Multi-Faceted Institutions’ Demands

26 Sep , 2014  

Reducing energy consumption to save money is a concept becoming increasingly important. But how are we identifying these savings, and is there a way to maximize the potential for savings opportunities?

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