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2012-10-13 04:04:25

As the world sharpens its focus on cutting emissions, industry in India and China is facing multiple barriers to getting finance for energy efficiency initiatives, according to studies by the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP). Washington D.C. (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 As the world sharpens its focus on cutting emissions, industry in India and China is facing multiple barriers to getting finance for energy efficiency initiatives, according to studies by the Institute for Industrial...

2012-10-03 06:21:29

2012 Energy Efficiency Scorecard Top 10 Also Includes CA, NY, OR, VT, CT, RI, WA, MD, and MN; States Most in Need of Improvement Are NE, LA, MO, KS, AK, SD, WY, WV, ND, and MS. WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States continue to move strongly in 2012 to advance energy efficiency initiatives regardless of which political party is in control of state legislatures and governors' offices, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on the...

2012-10-02 06:22:31

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of Illinois' hottest summers ever slammed Commonwealth Edison customers with about $64 million in extra costs, but they could have wiped out most of that increase with simple energy-efficiency measures, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Tuesday, based on an analysis of federal data and thousands of electric bills reviewed by a free utility-bill-cutting service, CUBenergysaver.com. CUB's report, "Costly Kilowatts: How...

2012-10-02 02:24:29

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) announced today that more than 30 of its communities in the United States have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that these buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict performance levels set by the EPA. "Sunrise has brought innovation to the senior living industry for more than 30...

2012-09-27 06:27:24

CAMP HILL, Pa., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark announced today that it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification for its 1800 Center Street and Data Center buildings. This award signifies that each building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide, meeting strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. "Highmark is pleased to be recognized with EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in response to our energy...

2012-09-25 14:20:37

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) hosted "Field Days" on two farms in Oregon and Washington this week with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), regional electric utilities and Northwest growers. Field Days gave growers and irrigators an up-close look at developing efficient irrigation technology solutions that give growers more dynamic control of watering, allowing them to produce crops more efficiently and profitably. "Field Days...

2012-09-25 06:21:19

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ecobee Inc., makers of the award-winning Smart and Smart Si thermostats announced the beta launch of Home IQ(TM)- a value-added service that provides customers with personalized insights into their home's energy efficiency. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/NE80135 ) "ecobee's Home IQ(TM) takes thousands of data points, automatically collected through a customer's ecobee thermostat, and uses advanced math and physics to create...

2012-09-24 10:23:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today addressed more than 150 people at the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) conference in Harrisburg about how energy efficiency in Pennsylvania will lead to cost savings for consumers. KEEA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in Pennsylvania. Corbett drew parallels between KEEA's mission of efficiency and to Pennsylvania's...

2012-09-24 10:22:42

Nominations for Working Group Co-chairs Accepted through October 5 NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advancements in energy efficiency can help fuel the U.S. economy, support job creation, and boost energy independence. Realizing this full promise, however, demands a comprehensive national approach, and strategic cooperation between the public and private sectors. To help advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States, the American National...

2012-09-12 02:38:56

ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that its Dallas data center has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is one of the primary rating systems for the design, construction and operation of energy-efficient buildings. A Gold certification is given for buildings that are designed and constructed with sustainable concepts...