computer standards

California Proposes Energy Efficiency Computer Standards

California Energy Commission Considers Bill to Mandate Energy-Efficient Computers Government Technology, April 11, 2016. Image credit: Simon All computers sold in California could be required to adopt stricter state energy standards by 2018, cutting computer energy consumption by as much as half, according to new regulations being proposed by the California Energy Commission. The commission’s latest […]

Firing Up the Clean Energy Race with the Energy Materials Network

U.S. Department of Energy Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions US DOE, February 24, 2016. Image credit: Comfreak The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of its Energy Materials Network (EMN), a new National Laboratory-led initiative that will give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global […]

power supply

DOE Issues a Power Supply Standard to Conquer Vampire Electronics

DOE’s New Power Supply Standards Are a Big Win for Consumers and the Environment Appliance Standards Awareness Project, February 3, 2016. Image credit: Mike Lee Thanks to a new national standard announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), power adapters–the sometimes bulky and annoying boxes on the power cords of your electronic gadgets–will waste […]

building energy codes

Commercial Building Energy Codes – Finding the Path to Improved Compliance

Ari Michelson, ERS Presentation at AESP’s 26th National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. Session 4A: Implementation (Rapid Fire) Objective This paper presents programmatic methodologies that are achieving significant success in improving the compliance rates with building energy codes for the commercial sector. A key objective is to assist the efficiency […]

Buildings Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies for Buildings

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Haldane Martin The Building Technologies Office significantly increased the federal funding available for emerging technology through the “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (Benefit) – 2016,” from $8 million to $20 million. The number of anticipated awards has also increased. See the amendment of the Funding […]