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  1. How to Save Energy on a Small Budget

    September 25, 2012 | 0 comments

    As a result of its renovation, not only did the Integral Group manage to earn the highest LEED-CI Platinum rating ever awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to a building, but it did so on a budget of $25 per square foot … proof that a green retrofit doesn’t have to be expensive.

    The Integral Group’s renovation of its 1930s building in Oakland, CA, was done in part to (more…)


  2. Energy-Saving Products Supported by the U.S. DOE

    September 17, 2012 | 0 comments

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Buildings R&D Breakthroughs: Technologies & Products Supports by the Building Technologies Program report. The report outlines available products and emerging technologies that have benefitted from support by the DOE’s Building Technologies Program (BTP) from 2005 to 2011.

     BTP is tasked with increasing energy efficiency and (more…)


  3. The Greenest Buildings in the World

    September 12, 2012 | 0 comments

    It’s hard to pinpoint the greenest building ever built, but there are a few that stand out for being extremely effective with energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

    While the number of green buildings worldwide keeps growing, there are a few vying for the title of “greenest building in the world.”  They strive to reach the (more…)


  4. Window Film Beats the Record-Breaking Heat

    September 5, 2012 | 0 comments

    You know 2012 has been one hot summer. In fact, July was the hottest single month on record for the continental U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also reported that every state except Washington recorded warmer than average temperatures. Odds are that your cooling bill for July also hit an all-time high. But unlike the blazing heat, (more…)


  5. How the Government Handles Energy Management

    September 4, 2012 | 0 comments

    Government energy managementFifty of the federal government’s most energy-consuming buildings are targeted to become smarter and more efficient.

    Signing a contract with IBM to develop and install smart building technology in these 50 buildings, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has reported its intention to use the data it gathers from smart building technology to (more…)