Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations

The ECOreport reposts news that Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations, +681,000 m2 of space

Press Release from the  Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council(CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 m2 of building floor area. As the world’s most established green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is now used in over 160 countries, with this latest version of the rating system providing the most rigorous energy and environmental thresholds to date.

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Will The Next President Miss Out On A $30 Billion Deal?

The ECOreport looks at  energy efficiency savings; Will the next President miss out on a $30 billion deal?

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Donald Trump boasts about his ability to recognize and make deals. But does he recognize the value of initiatives like fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks, appliance standards and the Clean Power Plan? Will the next President miss out on a $30 billion deal?

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Energiewende’s Real Backbone

The ECOreport looks at Germany’s leadership in the fight and against climate change and finds Energiewende’s real backbone is the nation’s 3.67 million small and medium-sized enterprises 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA number of prominent companies come to mind when you mention Germany’s energy transition. Names like E.ON, Volkswagen, and Siemens are recognized around the world. But Energiewende’s real backbone is the nation’s 3.67 million small and medium-sized business enterprises.

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Joule Assets Pays For HVAC & Lighting Retrofits

The ECOreport looks at an innovative financing model: Joule Assets pays for HVAC & lighting retrofits.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMMost small and medium sized businesses know that, over time, energy retrofits save money. Yet 95% do not do them. Their hesitation arises from the steep upfront costs. An innovative innovative financing company has come up with the obvious solution to this dilemma. Joule Assets pays for HVAC & lighting retrofits.

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California-Style Co-Locating

The ECOreport looks at a new style of doing business, California-style co-locating

Press Release from the Point

SAN DIEGO – August 2, 2016 – Nestled between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, a secret sanctuary has opened its doors to San Diego professionals who work hard during the week and spend time outdoors on the weekend. The Point, located at 1010 Santa Clara Place, has launched a one-of-a-kind, customizable office escape that local entrepreneur and owner Casey Fields describes as, “California-style co-locating.”

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DOE Interior Lighting Campaign Saves $13.5 million

The ECOreport reposts the announcement that DOE Interior Lighting Campaign Saves $13.5 million in energy savings

Press Release from US Department of Energy

The Energy Department today announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with interested landlords, tenants, and owners to adopt solutions that best meet the needs of their buildings for sustainable leasing and upgrades to indoor lighting. There are now over 160 participants and supporters in the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) and 40 Green Lease Leaders. Together these leading organizations continue to prove how novel thinking and innovative technologies can rapidly cut the energy wasted by the nation’s commercial buildings, including offices, hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, and even military bases.

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Revolutionary Transportation & Logistics Will Save Trillions

The ECOreport looks at a research paper showing how revolutionary transportation & logistics will save trillions.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe global ratio of trade to GDP rose from 39%  to 59% over the past quarter century. Much of that money is wasted through antiquated methods of moving and storing goods. A new paper from Lux Research explains how revolutionary transportation & logistics will save trillions of dollars.

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Greening Commercial Leases

The ECOreport reposts the story of a growing trend in Australia & the UK: Greening of Commercial Leases

Originally Published on University of Oxford News

New opportunities to fight climate change in these properties are coming from an unlikely source: the commercial property lease. A new study finds that more than 60% of all leases signed in Sydney’s central business district contain ‘green’ clauses, a fourfold increase over five years since 2009.

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Energy Efficiency Is Coming To Alberta

The ECOreport reposts an article about Big Changes in Canadian’s #1 oil province: Energy Efficiency Is Coming To Alberta

Originally Published on Green Energy Futures

By David Dodge & Dylan Thompson

On March 2, 2016, energy efficiency companies and experts from Canada and the United States gathered in Edmonton to talk about Alberta and energy. On the surface, that doesn’t seem odd. Alberta is almost synonymous with energy in a lot of circles. However, when it comes to energy efficiency programs, the province is a big red rectangle among a continent of green.

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Mapping the Future of Home Energy Upgrades

Mapping the Future of Home Energy Upgrades

Originally Published on RMI Outlet

By Mark Grundy, Nushin Kormi & Douglas Miller

Kitchen remodels are sexy to homeowners. Energy efficiency is not. This simple yet punchy statement shared at the recent Residential Energy+ 2015 Workshop, held just outside Washington, DC, is one of many pervasive assumptions top industry representatives shared for what’s holding back homeowner investment in home energy performance, and failing to make a meaningful dent in the source of one-fifth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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