Commercial building sector can make a big impact on GHG reductions, says new Canadian report
Canada's commercial building sector can contribute up to nearly 10 per cent of total Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in 2050 if a proposed policy pathway recommended by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is adopted.
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Energy efficiency programs can reduce growth in electricity consumption by 22 per cent, says EPRI
Energy efficiency programs in the U.S. could realistically reduce the rate of growth for electricity consumption by 22 per cent over the next two decades if key barriers can be addressed, according to an analysis released this month by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The potential energy savings in 2030 would be 236 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 14 New York Cities.
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Ash City and IBM reduce carbon footprint and energy use by half with new data centre
Corporate clothing provider Ash City has teamed with IBM to build an energy-efficient, cost-effective data centre for its new headquarters building. The new facility adds capacity, while reducing energy consumption by half.
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U.S. Pentagon to install Cree LR24 recessed LED luminaries
Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, recently announced that more than 4,200 LR24 recessed LED luminaires are planned for installation in Wedge 5 of the Pentagon as part of a major renovation currently underway.
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Sofame signs representation agreement with Superior Boiler Works
Sustainable Energy Technologies appoints Greg Nelson EVP and COO
Government of Canada supports training for solar energy workers
Leaders in Green home building honoured at 2008 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence
Building professionals from across Ontario gathered to honour the best in sustainable and energy efficient homebuilding at the EnerQuality Corporation 2008 Awards of Excellence presentations.
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Federal Government launches new energy efficiency guide
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, announced earlier this month the release of a new, comprehensive guide to energy efficiency for industry. The Energy Savings Toolbox, developed in conjunction with provinces, territories and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step methodology to help industry identify and capitalize on energy savings.
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Marriott Whistler drives down GHG emissions and energy costs with hybrid heating system
The Residence Inn by Marriott — Whistler recently announced it has completed its third and final installment of Sempa Power’s Hybrid Heating System, which will further accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while cutting energy costs.
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Concordia University installs state of the art solar tech
Penetanguishene a Canadian leader in adopting energy efficient technology
Five major U.S. companies call for congressional action on climate change, clean energy
Renewable energy lights up Massachusetts Maritime Academy