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Most execs believe in sustainability, but half don't act

Most execs believe in sustainability, but half don't act | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Ninety percent of executives think sustainability is essential, but only half are addressing the most material issues they face.
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:37 PM

The study, based on a survey of more than 1,800 executives and managers from companies around the world, found that the stated importance of sustainability has remained largely constant since 2010. Close to 90 percent of respondents believe that sustainability-oriented strategies are essential for current and future competitive advantage.

 
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Sacramento energy efficiency effort - San Francisco Chronicle

Sacramento energy efficiency effort - San Francisco Chronicle | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Sacramento energy efficiency effort San Francisco Chronicle Sacramento officials have launched a $100 million effort to upgrade the energy efficiency of the city's homes and commercial buildings - at no up-front cost to...
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Using BACnet in building automation  | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Using BACnet in building automation  | Consulting-Specifying Engineer | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
-BACnet is constantly evolving and embracing new technologies, such as wireless networking and Smart Grid applications.
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The Paradox of Energy Efficiency - Reason.com

The Paradox of Energy Efficiency - Reason.com | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Why greener technology doesn’t translate into reduced energy consumption...
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Mission Accomplished? Not Just Yet, But We Have Momentum

Mission Accomplished? Not Just Yet, But We Have Momentum | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it

This is an ecouraging article. A little bit of good news. Of course, it is just a projection, but it is the most positive one I have seen in a while.

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Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect – Neither Big Nor Bad

Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect – Neither Big Nor Bad | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Now that you’ve installed efficient light bulbs in your house, do you think: “Guess I’ll leave my lights on all night. What the heck – it won’t cost me any extra.”

Probably not.
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Strategic Acquisitions in the Smart Building to Smart Grid Space

Strategic Acquisitions in the Smart Building to Smart Grid Space | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Although the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface business is still in its infancy, just a quick take on the strategic acquisitions that have been made over the last 2 years makes a strong statement that the world’s major suppliers see this as a...
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Power play: Can utilities turn energy efficiency into fun and games?

Power play: Can utilities turn energy efficiency into fun and games? | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Utilities are taking a page from Angry Birds and "gamifying" power consumption with a host of software and social tools. Conserving energy now brings high scores and badges -- along with money save...
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Over 600 7-Elevens Cut Annual Energy Spend $1.2m, with No Upfront Costs · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Over 600 7-Elevens Cut Annual Energy Spend $1.2m, with No Upfront Costs · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Efficiency improvements at 621 7-Eleven stores in California, Oregon and Washington will cut energy costs by $1.2 million a year.
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GreenBiz.com

GreenBiz.com | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Commerce are jointly funding three Centers for Building Operations Excellence for $1.3 million to create and deploy programs that train current and incoming building operators.

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Green Schools: Budget Cuts and Energy Efficiency | Green-Buildings.com

Green Schools: Budget Cuts and Energy Efficiency | Green-Buildings.com | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Recent budget cuts are encouraging schools to save money via energy efficiency - and potentially driving demand for green building professionals.
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ACEEE | ACEEE: Major New U.S. Energy Find Could Offset Nearly a Quarter of Nation's Power Use

“Not Your Father’s Energy Efficiency”: New “Intelligent Efficiency” Discoveries Focus on Interconnected Systems—Not Devices such as Cars or Refrigerators; Shift in Emphasis Could Slash 12-22 Percent of Current U.S. Energy Use.

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ACEEE 2011 Scorecard - Energy efficiency gains traction in lagging states - Energy Manager Magazine

ACEEE 2011 Scorecard - Energy efficiency gains traction in lagging states - Energy Manager Magazine | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
May 16, 2012 - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states traditionally ranked...
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The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down. (RT @AtlanticCities: Historic preservation vs.
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US Senators Pass 'More Efficient' Energy Act

US Senators Pass 'More Efficient' Energy Act | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it

The “Commercial Building Modernization Act” is a bill that would extend and strengthen the existing 179D commercial building tax deduction for energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings.

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IEA slams 'epic failure' of global energy efficiency policy

IEA slams 'epic failure' of global energy efficiency policy | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Report bemoans 'disappointingly slow' progress in tapping energy efficiency potential, as figures show 30 per cent rise in fossil fuel subsidies...
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Sept. 12, 2012: President Signs Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency, Including CHP

Sept. 12, 2012: President Signs Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency, Including CHP | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
President Obama has signed an executive order to accelerate investments in industrial energy efficiency, including combined heat and power (CHP). The executive order states that these investments can improve the competitiveness of U.S.
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The Building as an Energy Storage Device

The Building as an Energy Storage Device | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 23, 2012 - In 2020, if all goes according to plan, the state of California will get 33 percent of its electricity from renewable power, including solar and wind, as required by the state's Renewable Portfolio...
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Texas Wind Energy

Texas Wind Energy | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it

Texas boasts a fleet of wind generators dwarfing that in any other state. But while it appears likely that wind power may lower some wholesale energy costs, such potential savings may be outweighed by other necessary expenses. Wind power also presents tough challenges for the operators of the state’s power grid. The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power offers this mini-report as a quick and easy primer on these and other issues. What you’ll find here are key statistics, historical context – and a wide variety of views from the experts.

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NREL Helps Cut Building Energy Use 50%

NREL Helps Cut Building Energy Use 50% | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it

The Advanced Energy Design Guidelines [AEDG] series represents the best practices in industry for energy efficiency in buildings,” NREL Senior Research Engineer and AEDG Project Chair Shanti Pless said.

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US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies; UK is No. 1 · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies; UK is No. 1 · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom is first for energy efficiency - followed closely by Germany, Italy, Japan and France - in a ranking of the world's major economies from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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Economic Efficiency, Not ‘Energy Efficiency’ (Economist Cordato parses a sacred cow) — MasterResource

Energy efficiency and energy savings are considered to be intrinsically good. Politicians of all stripes sing the praises of less-is-more. Only one problem: this view is simplistic and wrong from the economic point of view.

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PACE upgrades CT energy efficiency | HartfordBusiness.com

PACE upgrades CT energy efficiency | HartfordBusiness.com | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
Connecticut's energy efficiency industry is graduating from light bulbs and weather-stripping to boilers and ventilation systems.
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California Best Buildings Challenge - Dexigner

Inspired by the White House's Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and President Clinton's pioneering work to promote sustainable buildings, the California Best Buildings Challenge consists of industry-leading firms with a strong California presence...
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Boulder council shows support for commercial energy-efficiency standards - Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder council shows support for commercial energy-efficiency standards - Boulder Daily Camera | Energy Efficiency News | Scoop.it
The idea of requiring commercial properties to meet more stringent energy efficiency standards received a warm reception Tuesday night from the Boulder City Council during a study session on energy and climate issues.
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