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07/13/2011
Researchers in California may have found a way to make wind farms more efficient.
07/12/2011

This year marks the 109th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier Corp.

07/12/2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today that the EPA is awarding more than $6.2 million in national environmental workforce development and green job training grants. 
07/11/2011

Five energy companies announced their involvement in Troops to Energy Jobs, a program that will place returning war veterans into civilian jobs within the energy sector. 

07/07/2011
A UN report claims that global investments in green energy are up 32%.
07/06/2011
Next time your HVAC unit needs repair be sure to look into what you’re paying for. A recent study revealed that insurance claims submitted for damaged HVAC units were overpaid by 65% in the first half of 2011.
07/06/2011
Toxic chemicals have been found in several buildings in Boston.
07/05/2011
The first 10 companies and three U.S. cities have joined the US government’s energy efficiency Better Buildings Challenge.
07/05/2011

The U.S. Department of Energy is partnering with the Danish wind developer Vestas and investing in efforts to improve the next generation of wind turbines.


06/30/2011
Green facades and roofs have become a popular option for modern buildings.
06/29/2011
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that six wind energy projects have been selected to receive nearly $7.5 million over two years.
06/28/2011
As temperatures rise in the summer so will the level of bed bugs in commercial buildings.
06/27/2011

Business Interiors by Staples, a B2B division of Staples, Inc., has compiled six cost-effective trends and tips to help educational facilities meet and exceed goals.

06/23/2011

As the construction industry recovers from the Great Recession, and more builders resume operations, many will discover a changed world.

06/21/2011

Survey results from Staples Advantage have been released regarding facility managers – more than 70% of today’s office workers recognize the role of facility managers in the workplace is changing and becoming increasingly strategic to the business.

06/20/2011

University of Miami professor at the College of Engineering, Jizhou Song, has helped design a light-emitting diode (LED) light that uses an array of LEDs 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs.

06/16/2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced more than $30 million to train engineering students in manufacturing efficiency to usher in the next generation of industrial energy efficiency experts.

06/15/2011

The highly anticipated ANSI ISO 50001, Energy management systems – requirements with guidance for use has been released.  These broadly applicable standards are estimated to be able to influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.

06/14/2011

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that more than 5 million smart meters have been installed nationwide in the effort to modernize the Nation’s electric grid.


06/13/2011

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