Building Electrification: Why is it Such a Hot Topic in Efficiency?

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Buildings were first electrified nearly 150 years ago. So, why is it that “building electrification” is now among the energy industry’s most popular buzzwords? Most buildings run on multiple fuels. They use electricity to power lights, refrigerators and electronic devices. And they consume fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to power […]

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

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 […]

Solar Envelope is the Latest and Greatest for New Netflix Office

This article was written by Jim Paull, ERS Building integrated photovoltaics (or BIPV) are solar PV modules that are also part of the building itself. BIPV can take on different forms, such as windows, roofing, or spandrel (the space between windows in curtain-wall buildings). BIPV is becoming increasingly important as more buildings strive to reduce […]

Residential Energy Savings Potential in Better Walls

This article was originally published on pnnl.gov on Oct. 31, 2019. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are leading an effort that ultimately could result in residential homes that are tighter and better insulated, blocking cold air and moisture that cause higher energy bills and reduce homeowner comfort. PNNL is joined in the three-year […]

Mindful Design Leads to a Healthy, Efficient Workplace

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website.   A Case Study of White & Case LLP’s New Manhattan Office Written by Kelly O’Connell, ERS for Zondits, December 10, 2018 White & Case […]

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Paul Hastings LLP Reduces Physical and Environmental Footprint

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website. Written by Kelly O’Connell, ERS for Zondits, December 7, 2018 In 2016, Paul Hastings LLP moved to a new office space in the MetLife […]