Renewable energy, energy management thought leadership - Smart Energy Decisions

Expert Columns

GHG Emissions  -  July 5, 2023 - By Better Buildings

Allina Health: Leadership in Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessments

Allina Health conducted a climate resilience assessment to ensure their buildings are prepared for the impacts of climate change. In this column from Better Buildings, learn how Allina Health used a climate risk vulnerability tool to understand climate change-related building and community infrastructure vulnerabilities and evaluate what percentage of its building portfolio is at risk for weather-related and public health disasters.

GHG Emissions  -  June 12, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Maloney Properties: Portfolio Management for Emissions Goal Tracking

Maloney Properties manages multifamily housing properties owned by third parties, many of which are subject to emissions reduction goals established by ordinances in the cities of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this column from Better Buildings, explore how the company created an Excel-based tracking tool to monitor changes in site Energy Use Intensity (EUI), ENERGY STAR Score, and compare calculated emissions scores per building to city targets to evaluate compliance.

Energy Efficiency  -  May 31, 2023 - By Cherylyn Kelley, IMT

Why Leslie Knope Would Be Proud of the New Federal Energy Efficiency Requirements

In May, the White House announced that HUD and the USDA are proposing to require the latest energy codes as a condition of financing and assisting newly constructed homes. In this column, Cherylyn Kelley at IMT explains why this announcement is a big deal and why, after years of advocacy work by many individuals and organizations, this month’s codes news has her feeling like a Pawnee superstar.

Energy Efficiency  -  May 26, 2023 - By Better Buildings

Incorporating the Better Plants Steam System In-Plant Training Into Corporate Training and Energy Management Best Practices

To uncover new energy efficiency opportunities, OxyChem hosted a Better Plants In-Plant Training focused on the plant's steam systems. In this column from Better Buildings, discover how the training identified steam efficiency improvement opportunities across the chlor-alkali production process.

Regulation  -  May 3, 2023 - By NRG Editorial Voices

Four ways your business can benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers incentives and opportunities for commercial and industrial businesses to accelerate their decarbonization and improve energy efficiency. In this blog, NRG breaks down the key benefits of the IRA, including tax credits, incentives for onsite solar/storage, and lower costs for renewable energy projects. Learn how your business can take advantage of these benefits.

Solar  -  April 26, 2023 - By Better Buildings

Solar Power Purchase Agreement Advances RE at Colorado State University

As part of its GHG reduction efforts, Colorado State University has been adding solar photovoltaic systems to its campuses, including the use of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which have proven to be a powerful tool for bringing large quantities of solar to campus. In this column from Better Buildings, learn about the University's five-step solar PPA contracting and installation process.

April 24, 2023 - By Greg Kandankulam, NRG

Learning the language of sustainability planning and climate reporting

To achieve long-term climate goals, sustainability continues to be a key focus for businesses. However, not every company has a dedicated team to tackle this crucial area. Here's where NRG's latest blog can help give you the tools you need. They've compiled a list of essential terms related to ESG factors, with a focus on climate. From GHG to net-zero emissions, NRG's blog will equip you with the language and knowledge to pursue, track, and report sustainability outcomes.

Energy Efficiency  -  April 19, 2023 - By Diana Lee, IMT

Top 3 Trends from the 2023 Green Lease Leaders

The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative announced the 2023 Green Lease Leaders, recognizing landlords and tenants who modernize their leases to spur collaboration on energy efficiency, decarbonization, cost savings, health, and other environmental and social issues. In this column, Diana Lee at IMT discusses the top three trends in green leasing.

GHG Emissions  -  April 10, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

LBA Realty: A Comprehensive, Building-level Approach to Reducing Energy and Emissions

LBA Realty developed a systematic, multistep approach to reducing energy use and GHG emissions at One Culver, an 8-story mixed-use office property in Los Angeles. In this column from Better Buildings, learn how the company pursued a renewable energy contract, installed window tinting, altered the energy management system, and performed audits to identify retro-commissioning opportunities.

Energy Efficiency  -  March 17, 2023 - By Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy

Sheetz: Green Building Technologies at Herndon, VA Store

Sheetz, Inc. is reducing the company’s environmental impact by adding utility-efficient technologies to new store designs and retrofitting existing stores accordingly. This column from the Better Buildings Solutions Center explores a new facility Sheetz is constructing a new facility in Herndon, VA, which will be the most energy-efficient building in its portfolio.
First 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ... Last 

  • LinkedIn
  • Subscribe

Smart Energy Decisions Content Partners