Ryan Pollin for Zondits, May 29, 2015. Image credit: uhu_bild Last June, the EPA announced the Clean Power Plan, a set of policy targets that aims to lower carbon emissions in the United States. Its key objectives are to cut power sector carbon pollution by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030 and to reduce smog-forming […]
RagingWire wins efficiency certification for East Coast data center Biz Journals, March 31, 2015 Sacramento-based RagingWire Data Centers says its center in Ashburn, Va., received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star recognition, signifying that its performs in the top 25 percent of centers nationwide for energy efficiency. The company is working to certify its newest […]
D.C. Overtakes L.A. as Nation’s Energy-Efficiency Leader Washington City Paper, march 25, 2015 Take that, L.A.: For the first time, D.C. has topped the five-year leader in energy-efficient buildings to take the Energy Star crown. The Energy Star program, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, rewards energy-efficient commercial buildings, which on average use 35 percent […]
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 […]
“Communities, renters, and businesses all benefit when multifamily properties operate more efficiently,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator, EPA. “When these buildings use less energy, they also prevent greenhouse gas emissions, increase comfort, and lower costs for renters — making it a win-win for the environment, public health, and the economy.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal to curb carbon pollution from power plants overestimates the electric power industry’s compliance costs by as much as $9 billion, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report.