Building Technology Couples with EVs to Power Denver Facility

renewableenergyworld.com, 1/28/21. Today, The Alliance Center, a Denver-based organization, announced a partnership with Fermata Energy, a clean technology company based in Charlottesville, VA, to use the energy stored in an electric vehicle (a Nissan LEAF) and power its six-story, 40,000-square-foot office building originally constructed as a warehouse in 1908 (1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202).  This new […]

New Buildings Face Drastic Changes with Boston Zoning Plans

energynews.us, 1/18/2021. The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to cut energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output. The city of Boston is laying plans to require newly constructed large buildings to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a move supporters hope will help […]

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 […]

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Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1 […]

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It is Time to Learn How Buildings Actually Perform

Brian McCowan for Zondits, May 15, 2015. Image credit: gr8effect The move toward outcome-based building performance assessment and code compliance is a major step forward for energy efficiency efforts. The outcome-based methodology is so logical, in fact, that most people outside this industry already assume that the energy performance of commercial buildings, and especially those […]

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United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030

United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030 Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 11, 2015 The United States General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases 8,300+ buildings to the federal government, and last September the US Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) proposed that 50% of the GSA’s building area achieve net-zero energy building […]