Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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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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FUTURECAST: GOODBYE WIFI, HELLO LIFI

We have all heard of WIFI, the wireless method of transferring data that has revolutionized the way we work, watch TV and play games, but what is LIFI? Light fidelity (LIFI) is likely to be the next stage in the natural … 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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SMOG-EATING BUILDINGS

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is responsible for some 6.5 million deaths worldwide, mostly in and around major cities. And while steps are being taken to tackle the pollution at its source, “smog-eating” facades containing compounds … Continue reading

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PILOT PROGRAM OF REDUCED BUILDER PERMIT FEES FOR HOMES WITH LOWER HERS INDEX SCORES

The City of Norman, Oklahoma has undertaken a pilot program to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes in the community. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Norman City Council approved a resolution that offers incentives to homebuilders who build … Continue reading

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