Is Tenant Star the Right Tool to Drive Commercial Building Energy Savings?

From Enery Star to Tenant Star: The next frontier in building effiency GreenBiz, July 10, 2015. Image credit: PixelAnarchy It’s not hard to see the allure of Tenant Star. Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager is already successfully helping more than 400,000 commercial buildings measure, track, assess and report their energy and water use. And last year Energy … Read more

Connecticut’s Home Energy Score Helps Home Buyers

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 9, 2015. Image credit: moerschy Connecticut recently introduced a new energy labeling program for homes. Using the US Department of Energy’s program, the Constitution State will employ an energy scorecard to help home buyers and owners evaluate homes based on efficiency. The state hopes to have this data accessible through real … Read more

SMUD’s Complete Energy Solutions Program Success Stories

SMUD’s commercial energy-savings programs have helped ‘thousands’ of regional businesses The Sacramento Bee, June 25, 2015. Image credit: fancycrave1 Parks has seen energy-efficiency technology evolve dramatically over 25 years, to the point where SMUD now offers a long list of cost-saving energy options to businesses ranging from mom-and-pop stores to large industrial enterprises. Where energy-saving programs … Read more

5 Energy Saving Apps You Should Download Right Now

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, June 16, 2015. Image credit: LoboStudioHamburg With summer heating up, the Zondits team explored iTunes and Google Play to find the best energy saving apps on the market. The apps that made our list save time and money by eliminating phantom loads while increasing the efficiency of household appliances. Reducing energy … Read more

70 Manufacturing Plants Leading in Efficiency with ENERGY STAR Certification

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 18, 2015 We’ve all seen the ENERGY STAR appliances, emblazoned with yellow stickers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaring them champions of efficiency. But did you know that a manufacturing facility that shows exemplary energy performance compared to others within their industry sector can become ENERGY STAR certified? One … Read more

Cree Expands LED Lighting Commitment with Habitat for Humanity

Cree Adds Cree LED Bulb to Habitat for Humanity Partnership Cree, March 17, 2015 Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) has expanded its $1.5 million commitment to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the United States. Building on the company’s 2010 pledge to provide Cree® LED downlights, Cree is now offering Habitat for … Read more

The Importance of Residential Sustainability for Buyers

Have you ever been at a dinner party and the person next to you starts telling you what they do for a living, and before you know it you have no idea what they’re actually talking about, but you just keep nodding politely, smiling and saying, “u-huh” in all the appropriate places?