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  1. Reducing Energy in Operating Rooms

    October 30, 2012 | 0 comments

    Is it possible to save energy in a room dedicated to saving lives? Despite sensitive, expensive medical equipment, and operating room codes and standards, some of the nation’s operating rooms are doing what they can to reduce energy consumption.

    The University of Chicago says the healthcare sector is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in the United States. And the operating room is one of the most energy-intensive spaces (more…)


  2. 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…)


  3. 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…)