Companies usually don’t allow managers from other businesses to poke around their facilities, with television cameras no less, and criticize how they do things.
But that is just what happens in “Better Buildings Challenge Swap,” a reality-video series produced by … Read the rest
Charley Juris, recently retired as a custom home builder, thought his career was behind him when took a phone call from a neighbor who thought her furnace was on fire. Fortunately, it wasn’t – but he enjoyed helping her find … Read the rest
During a day-long tour of three locations receiving energy efficiency improvements, Governor McAuliffe challenged Dominion Virginia Power to accelerate outreach efforts by attending 400 events in the next 12 months, reaching as many as 240,000 people. This would double the … Read the rest
Recognizing that energy efficiency remains the cleanest, cheapest energy resource, SELC recently filed comments in the North Carolina Utilities Commission in support of changes sought by Duke Energy to its Helping Home Fund—a $20 million, low-income ratepayer assistance program. SELC … Read the rest
In 2002, Stu Rose and Trina Duncan moved into the first home in a tiny Virginia neighborhood focused on achieving net zero energy use and sustainable living. Fourteen years later, the Garden Atriums community near the Chesapeake Bay is complete … Read the rest
For all of the talk about the disruptive nature of wind and solar on the utility sector, there is another clean energy technology that has already quietly rocked its own industry: light-emitting diodes.
Goldman Sachs recently released 60 charts that … Read the rest
The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council is seeking proposals from subject matter experts in the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) field to help us provide technical and legal services to local governments in Virginia who are considering the creation of PACE … Read the rest
It’s not easy working in the energy efficiency world — that wonky sphere focused on tweaking homes and appliances to get us to use less energy, and so, contribute less to climate change.
It’s a place where you see constant … Read the rest
Both political candidates claim that America needs to accelerate economic growth. This is accepted as a worthy goal by Paul Krugman, who notes that “some people I respect believe that trying to get …[the growth rate] back up should be … Read the rest
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- Energy conservation, efficient lighting and building automation are now common — so when discussing a new home, it’s important to address energy efficiency.
- Newer buildings often have higher efficiency standards while being built, even though some of them don’t posses