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2011-02-08 07:16:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced a major global environmental program, The Way to Green(TM), which spans every aspect of its operations, from design and manufacturing to products and end-of-life recycling. Designed to significantly enhance the company's commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, The Way to Green encompasses improved products and services that reduce...

2011-02-02 06:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellation Energy's commercial and industrial customers can now manage their energy consumption online - and thus better control their energy costs -- as the result of a communications solution provided by the company and powered by Verizon's high-performance IP-based network. Constellation Energy's new customer-access portal, NewEnergy Online®, and demand- response application, VirtuWatt(TM), enable customers to view...

2011-01-24 12:00:00

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, January 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ballast Nedam Bouw & Ontwikkeling also achieved level 5 on the CO2 performance ladder on 18 January 2011. Ballast Nedam as a whole is now the second construction company after Strukton to be certified at the highest level. Ballast Nedam Infra achieved level 5 in September 2010. ProRail uses the performance ladder to reward contractors who combat climate change. Ballast Nedam works closely with chain partners...

2010-12-08 02:45:00

HELSINKI, December 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BaseN Corporation (https://www.basen.net/), dedicated to large scale infrastructure monitoring and management, and the leading Finnish energy company Fortum (http://www.fortum.com/), are continuing their cooperation by developing smart grid applications. According to the two firms' agreement, Fortum's customers will get real-time metering and monitoring of their energy consumption as part of Fortum's overall service. "BaseN's scalable...

2010-12-01 01:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan 2010 European Medium Voltage Drives New Product Innovation Award is presented to ABB for its pioneering ACS 2000. The product offers benefits such as flexible line supply connections, lower harmonics, reduced energy consumption, ease of installation and commissioning, high reliability and lower cost of ownership. The only drive with voltage source inverter (VSI) topology, transformerless design and patented multi-level IGBT...

2010-11-10 10:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Force10 Networks, Inc., a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today introduced the Force10 Carbon-Balanced Switch/Router Initiative designed to provide customers with carbon credits to offset energy consumption when using ExaScale(TM) E-Series® chassis-based core switch/routers. (Logo:...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses that choose to run business applications in the cloud can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more versus running those same applications on their own infrastructure. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, demonstrate cloud computing's potential to operate business applications more efficiently. (Logo:...

2010-11-02 00:00:36

Cities and Municipalities around the country are evaluating energy efficient, high illuminance street and area lighting to reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon footprints, reduce maintenance costs, improve visibility, and improve public safety. The City of Olathe has purchased Worldwide Energy, Inc.'s LEP-Light Emitting Plasma fixtures to use in their analysis of energy efficient options. Olathe, KS (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 Cities and Municipalities around the country are evaluating...

2010-08-19 15:16:49

Fire thought of as the quintessential human invention. Now scientists have found that emerging, more energy efficient lighting technologies could be the key to a better quality of life. New research published today, Thursday, 19 August, in a special issue of IOP Publishing's Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics shows that solid-state lighting (SSL), a new technology based on semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), has the potential to increase our consumption of light and therefore our...

2010-08-18 03:00:57

People turn off lights in vain, ignoring real efficiencies Many Americans believe they can save energy with small behavior changes that actually achieve very little, and severely underestimate the major effects of switching to efficient, currently available technologies, says a new survey of Americans in 34 states. The study, which quizzed people on what they perceived as the most effective way to save energy, appears in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The largest...


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