Category Archives: EPA

California’s Title 24 Raises the Bar on Energy Efficiency

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WayneAlldredge

 

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Wayne Alldredge
Energy and Sustainability Services

Climate change is upon us. Whether you believe that describes Mother Nature or the political environment, climate change is definitely here. Effective July 1st, 2014, California Title 24 raised the minimum energy performance thresholds in non-residential buildings by 30% from the previous code cycle. This aggressive increase is a step towards California’s ultimate goal of building Net Zero Non-Residential… Read More

ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition for the Real World

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Bob Best

 

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

Who really cares about the World Cup?

The truly important competition, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition (NBC), is kicking off and can have a real impact on something we all care about … the Real World (you know, our planet).

Commercial buildings waste, on average, about 30% of the energy they consume.  The NBC creates an incentive for… Read More

Sustainability is truly good business

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Dan Probst - Jones Lang LaSalle

 

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

Earlier this week, I spoke at a press conference in Chicago supporting the recent EPA proposal, the Clean Power Plan, to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. The electric power sector accounts for nearly 40% of today’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the EPA’s initiative to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by… Read More