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The recycling rate in the U.S. has increased by only 6% over the past decade, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Boston University and University of Alberta.
The process includes specific tasks that will verify that design, construction, verification, testing, documentation, and training meet the owner’s project requirements.
With a focus on improving the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs, the Energy Department announced a new project called Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, annual revenue from ductless cooling systems will grow from $3.9 billion in 2013 to more than $9 billion by 2020, representing nearly 30% of total energy efficient HVAC systems revenue in that year.
Do manufacturers really know what consumers want? According to a new global study released by UL, there are several critical gaps between manufacturer and consumer priorities.
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EPA estimates that approximately 51 billion gallons of water is used every year to rinse dishes by almost one million American food service establishments.
Which major U.S. city is doing the most to advance energy efficiency?
It’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Week!
In an effort to assist those affected by the Colorado floods and the Southern California wildfires, the International Code Council (ICC) has readied the Disaster Response Network.
The EPA has released a new web-based tool called ChemView, which was created in order to improve access to chemical specific regulatory information developed by EPA and data submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The reason behind China’s advantage in manufacturing less costly solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems is not what you might think.
Almost half of energy leaders surveyed say their investment in energy efficiency is projected to increase over the upcoming year.
About 10,000 rural residents and facility owners will benefit from federal funding aimed at improving electric service, according to an announcement made by Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s behalf.
The Domino's location at 28 West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ has completed the most energy efficient restaurant lighting retrofit in the world, according to Vanguard Energy Services NJ and Independence LED.
Rainy fall weather and peak hurricane season on the Atlantic coast make it an important time to ensure that a building can stand up to moisture intrusion that can lead to mold problems.
According to a DOE mandate, all states are required to adopt a new commercial energy code that meets or exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 by Oct. 18. Many states have complied and the remaining ones will soon follow.
The newest version of the LightSmart mobile app by Underwriters Laboratories features a 'Calculate ROI' function, enabling users to calculate the payback time for upgrading to more efficient lighting technology.
High performance buildings go beyond the basic requirements of codes and standards to significantly reduce energy consumption, increase use of renewables, have a minimal environmental impact in material use and site selection, enhance human comfort and safety, and improve occupant productivity.
Revenues from LED lighting products in commercial building markets are projected to grow from $2.7 billion in 2013 to more than $25 billion in 2021.

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