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Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope

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Sustainability Programs on the Rise in Higher Education

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The popularity of sustainability programs within higher education continues to increase across the US in response to both heightened awareness and a growing number of jobs in the field. These multidisciplinary programs unite sciences with humanities and span subjects including ecology, economics, global studies, urban planning, and environmental law. The

Kansas Energy Program Interns Present Findings to the EPA

Kevin Moluf, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program, September 14, 2017 The Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute Intern Program will conclude its twelfth year on Friday, September 15. Throughout the life of the program, recommendations to more than 43 institutions from the program’s 90 interns stood to realize collective industry savings of

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Michigan Companies Reducing Energy Costs

Industrial-strength savings: Michigan companies take steps to reduce energy used in industrial, office facilities Crain’s Detroit Business, September 3, 2017 Greg Pflum was hoping to lure a new plant to the BASF facility he oversees in Wyandotte four years ago when he got an unwelcome reminder about the importance of energy costs. High Michigan energy

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10 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency Investments

How Can We Increase Energy Efficiency Investments? Here Are 10 Suggestions The Energy Collective, August 18, 2017 No more than one-fourth of households and businesses, on average, adopt efficiency measures (see the second post). If this number seems surprisingly small to you, we agree. These upgrades save money, improve health, and increase productivity, so why

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A Guide to Saving Energy with LEDs

Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home — Part 1 (LEDs) Clean Technica, December 9, 2016 In Southern California, actor Ed Begley Jr. is famous for going 100% renewable back when it was prohibitively expensive to do so. In 1985, he bought a stake in a wind farm. In 1990, he installed solar panels on his roof.

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Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

This artificial tree captures air pollutants 275 times more efficiently than a normal one The Civil Engineer, 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

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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