Latest Energy efficiency in British housing Stories

2012-02-27 05:59:22

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union. In a report published today by the Build with CaRe consortium, the researchers propose a new EU target of a 40 per cent reduction in primary energy demand by 2050. The existing target is a 20 per cent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020, but the EU is currently on track to achieve only half of this. The report by Dr Bruce Tofield...

Columbia Engineers Map Energy Use In NYC Buildings
2012-02-01 05:00:05

Cities across the globe are trying to develop plans to cut down their energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint by reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions. While initial efforts have focused on individual buildings by incorporating more energy efficient lighting, windows, and building systems, deeper reductions will call for changes beyond individual buildings, requiring a rethinking of how future infrastructure and energy policies should evolve. A new study by Columbia...

2011-04-19 09:28:00

CHESTER, Pa., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retrofitting an existing home to be more energy efficient is an effective way to save energy and reduce cost of homeownership. Retrofitting includes a variety of projects from replacing old light bulbs to upgrading appliances and installing new insulation. Practical home improvement has become popular among savvy homeowners looking to save. According to Pike Research, expenditures for energy efficient home improvements will grow to over 50...

2010-04-21 16:02:00

LOS ANGELES, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Over one billion people in 180 countries are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year, the biggest to date since its inception 40 years ago. This does not come as much of a surprise given all the recent attention on climate change. What does come as a surprise to many, however, is discovering that passenger cars are not the greatest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions - it's buildings. When broken down into comparisons of what are America's...

2010-04-09 07:00:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions, will partner with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast to implement an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (JRB). The project includes more than $7 million in facility infrastructure upgrades and affects more than 20 base facilities. NORESCO is a subsidiary of Carrier Corp.,...

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