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Hospitals working with DOE to reduce energy consumption
The Partnership for Quality Care is now collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy to identify and implement ...
Smart thermostat installations increase 81% in 2015
New research from Berg Insight shows increasing consumer interest in North America and Europe for smart thermostats ...
Energy policy benchmarking and tracking tool introduced
The Nature Conservancy and Center for the New Energy Economy – a public group connected with Colorado State ...
Survey: Most Texans support renewable energy
A statewide survey of 800 Texas voters found strong bipartisan support for renewable energy. Eighty-five percent of ...
Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative Goal: Generate as much energy within a commercial building as it consumes by 2025.
This initiative was enacted via The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Its aim is directed at commercial buildings and is a very ambitious goal. Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings would be accomplished by dramatically reducing commercial building energy demand and meeting remaining energy needs from renewable resources.
In just its first year, several Blue Chip companies, including WalMart, Target, Home Depot and Petco, are already applying technologies developed by this alliance and are developing showcase stores leading toward zero-energy performance.