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Top 10 Remodeling Solutions for Energy Savings From energy conservation to green building techniques to new materials... water conservation and human behaviors -- important new trends and innovations are changing the roof over our heads.

Schools earn Energy Star Building Label for 30% Savings Energy Star helps schools reduce energy costs and improve workspace quality for students and staff with their Energy Star building programs.

US DOE Building America Program Saves Energy According to Auden Schendler

How Consumers can save $550 a year on energy costs

80% Reduction in Current Levels of Building Sector Emissions by 2050

Join the NEW Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) will convene the Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium in order to support the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative. 

Remodeling Office Workspace for Employee Energy Savings Is remodeling the solution for reducing an office's energy consumption...and costs?  According to a study by energy efficiency company, Johnson Controls Inc.,  there are ways to save energy, and ways to "think" you're saving.  They took a look at the effect workplace comfort has on employee productivity and energy conservation.

GreenChill from EPA for Grocers

Energy Star Homes Increased by 17% in 2008 To earn the Energy Star label, homes must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by EPA.

Reverse Mortgages for Senior Remodeling Projects According to the AARP, the lowest cost reverse mortgages are public loans.

Cities Earn Top Honors for Energy Star Labeling Achievements

ENERGY STAR's Industrial Focus on Energy Ten major industries participate in Energy Star's Industrial Focuses to pool ideas and work toward energy efficiency improvements.

Building EQ Certification Program by ASHRAE BannerThe American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is working toward a building energy labeling program  -- the Buliding EQ label.

Efficiency First trade association to promote benefits of Home Performance retrofitting GOAL:  6 million new green-collar jobs.

Pentagon uses LED Lighting to Reduce Climate Change and Costs

Energy Efficient Retrofits for ARRA Funding can be Lighting

Energy Efficiency of Buildings and Appliances Key to Reducing GHG The McKinsey Research team analyzed more than 250 options encompassing efficiency gains, shifts to lower-carbon energy sources and expanded carbon sinks.

Grants for energy efficiency in the HUD-assisted, project-based, multifamily stock.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), HUD was granted authority to provide $250 million in grants and loans and other assistance to increase energy efficiency in the HUD-assisted, project-based, multifamily stock.



HUD and DOE to Coordinate Federal Weatherization Assistance HUD adds DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funding in public housing and privately owned, federally assisted housing properties.

Replace PRE-1993 Refrigerators...and Save Energy

Green Business Ideas Green and sustainable business definitions are not yet settled. However, a number of industry sectors are quite well developed in the green and sustainable business process with well-defined certification programs in place.

Green Business Ideas Green and sustainable business definitions are not yet settled. However, a number of industry sectors are quite well developed in the green and sustainable business process with well-defined certification programs in place.

LED lights in Supermarket Refrigeration Gets Cheaper

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Program to certify home energy rating services

Energy Efficiency Training for Building Management

Energy Design Resources Energy Design Resources offers a valuable palette of energy design tools and resources that help make it easier to design and build energy-efficient commercial and industrial buildings in California. The goal of this effort is to educate architects, engineers, lighting designers, and developers about techniques and technologies that contribute to energy efficient nonresidential new construction. Additionally, design tools that reduce the time you spend evaluating the energy use impact of your design decisions are provided here at no cost.

DOE appliance standards to be overhauled by Obama admin Under court orders and Congressional deadlines, the incoming administration must complete at least 25 new energy efficiency standards within the next four years.

The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council and PIER California Energy Innovation California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have combined forces to promote new cost-effective, energy saving technologies

Energy Legislation Affecting the Lighting Industry

Lighting Retrofit Project Management for Savings Lighting retrofit projects represent one of the best ways for a company to reduce its energy costs.


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 1/1/2010
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