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Portland approves plan to become zero-emissions city
The Portland, Ore., city council recently voted unanimously for the city to enact a strategy around electric ...
ComEd’s efficiency efforts save consumers $2.1 billion
Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison has announced that its energy efficiency programs have saved consumers ...
DOE spends $35 million to improve manufacturing processes
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it will provide up to $35 million to support innovative ...
Michigan moves to increase use of renewable energy sources
In late 2016, the Michigan legislature passed two bills that will recommit the state to energy efficiency and ...
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.