Energy Efficiency - July 17, 2020 - By Andrew Schaap, Aligned
As we begin to look back on the historic acceleration of telework, distance learning, and the digitalization of business and government caused by COVID-19, it’s clear that we have been afforded a glimpse into the future. In this column, Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned, a data center solutions company, explains that there has never been a stronger case, nor a more urgent time, for designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data center infrastructure.
Energy Efficiency - July 16, 2020
The RMR Group saw energy savings of $771,000 from a real-time energy monitoring program in 2019 and $1.76 million in savings since the launch of the program.
Distributed Energy Resources - July 15, 2020
Smart Energy Decisions is proud to present a special Insights report celebrating the winners of our third annual 2020 Innovation Awards. These awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among large electric power users (customers), their suppliers, and utilities that reflect new approaches to energy procurement and management.
GHG Emissions - July 15, 2020
Burger King announced July 14 that they intend to reduce the daily methane emissions released by their beef livestock by 33% per day through a new program that will switch up the cows' diet and improve the sustainability of the beef industry.
Energy Efficiency - July 15, 2020
Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, expects to reduce their energy use by 20% through a series of energy efficiency projects implemented this year.
GHG Emissions - July 13, 2020 - By Better Buildings
InterContinental Hotels Group, a member of the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, created the IHG Green Engage system, a comprehensive online sustainability management system that allows hotels to track, measure, and report on their carbon footprint and utility consumption.
GHG Emissions - July 13, 2020
Amazon announced last month that they secured naming rights to Seattle’s new NHL arena and will be naming the complex Climate Pledge Arena in honor of their global initiative supporting net-zero businesses by 2040.
Energy Efficiency - July 10, 2020
The Providence Marriott Downtown hotel closed a $2.5 million loan through a local bank's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program to implement a series of energy upgrades that are expected to reduce the hotel's annual energy usage by almost 40%.
Energy Efficiency - July 8, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 public and private sector organizations in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. The 2020 Better Buildings Progress Report details partners’ progress in advancing energy productivity and highlights the 20 organizations that achieved their energy efficiency goals in the past year.
GHG Emissions - July 7, 2020
Kimco Realty Group announced July 6 achieved their goal of reducing same-site Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10% between 2015 and 2020.