Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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MALTA USES POSITIVE ENERGY SCHOOL MODELS AS PILOT PROJECT

Monitoring of energy efficiency measures at St Nicholas College primary school will provide ideas for retrofitting of more schools in Malta and the Mediterranean. Photo: Water and Energy Agency. Article reposted from Malta Times, April 9th, 2018. A proposed action plan … Continue reading

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PORT AUTHORITY UNVEILS NET ZERO WAREHOUSE PROTOTYPE

Monte Hilleman, the St. Paul Port Authority’s senior vice president for real estate, is leading the net-zero warehouse initiative because buildings are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. In this photo, Hilleman stands atop the 189,000-square-foot Midway Business Center at … Continue reading

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WATER AND ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY IN ICE HOCKEY ARENAS

Stanley Cup playoffs are underway with the finals beginning next week. Efficiency is the name of the game for several hockey arenas. The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings is starting use a technology to reduce operating costs and its carbon footprint. The … Continue reading

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN

The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home’s structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts … Continue reading

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THIN FILM CONVERTS HEAT FROM ELECTRONICS INTO ENERGY

An illustration of how the thin-film device system converts waste heat to energy. Credit: Shishir Pandya Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than … Continue reading

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NEWPORT IN ACTION

Newport Ventures hosted a Plan Review for Residential Buildings and a Plan Review for Commercial Buildings in Syracuse, NY on March 14th, 2018. Matt Evans and David Brignati were the trainers for these sessions. The Residential and Commercial Plan Review … Continue reading

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