Category Archives: Energy Savings

SAVING ENERGY & MONEY WITH LEDs

A major factor in the rapid advancements in lighting in recent years has been the development of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) technology. LEDs are quickly replacing incandescent bulbs and are great for saving energy as they are much more efficient and … Continue reading

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TOP 10 GREEN HOME BUILDING IDEAS

Green homes have come a long way in the last few decades, and building a green home is quickly shifting from an “alternative” way of building to the mainstream…and it’s only growing greener. In 2015 nearly one third of home builders … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE COOL ROOFS?

A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles … Continue reading

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ENERGY RETROFIT OF ORTLIEB’S BOTTLING HOUSE

 The Henry F. Ortlieb Bottling House built in 1948, was once part of the Ortlieb’s Brewing Company complex, a dense residential and commercial district north of Center City Philadelphia. © MICHAEL MORAN/OTTO When architecture and research firm KieranTimberlake began the search … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT A CROSSROADS

More than ever before, energy efficiency is central to the achievement of a range of policy goals, including energy security, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Strong efficiency gains, despite the recent fall in energy prices, have had a significant impact … Continue reading

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN COMMERCIAL DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT

Energy efficiency can enhance human health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving indoor and outdoor air quality, and decreasing acid rain. The energy needed to run commercial and industrial buildings in the United States produces 19 percent of U.S. carbon … Continue reading

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WHAT IS KINETIC PAVING?

Kinetic paving draws usable energy from footsteps. One of the companies leading the kinetic pavers charge, London-based Pavegen, said the technology works using electromagnetic induction generators, which vertically displace from the weight of human footsteps. That displacement motion creates the … Continue reading

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