Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975 EIA, February 4, 2015 The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal […]
Clayton: Setting the PACE for energy efficiency Contra Costa Times, January 28, 2015 The city may approve a Property Assessed Clean Energy program allowing homeowners to make energy-efficient home improvements that are financed as a property tax assessment instead of a regular loan. Homeowners could now take advantage of a program first offered to commercial […]
The Smart, Angry Home The New Yorker, January 5, 2015 Buildings are energy hogs. They require heating and cooling; they churn out hot water; they are thick with light bulbs, microwaves, and refrigerators. In 2013, residential and commercial buildings accounted for forty per cent of all the energy consumed in the United States. Smart meters […]
At a briefing this week, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability introduced the proposal and set the stage for public information sessions about it in January. The proposed Energy Performance Reporting Policy would require commercial buildings to track energy performance using a free online tool called the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
Energy management software company BuildingIQ was earlier this month awarded Best Commercial Energy Efficiency Project at the Energy Efficiency Council’s national awards for an energy optimisation project at the already high-performance National Information and Communications Technology Australia building in Sydney.