Daily Archives: September 3, 2009

Ozarks GreenScore helps businesses track sustainability

Read the full story in the Springfield Business Journal. Area businesses looking to quantitatively assess their environmental sustainability will soon have a free resource in Ozarks GreenScore – a voluntary program launching Sept. 1 that seeks to improve energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Illinois Enacts Energy Efficiency Standards for New Homes

Read the full story from Environmental News Service. With the summer drawing to a close, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed new legislation into law Friday creating statewide minimum energy efficiency standards for new homes. The new standards are intended to … Continue reading

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EU to begin phasing out standard lightbulbs

Read the full story from the Associated Press. The EU will start making the transition from power-draining lightbulbs to more energy efficient ones Tuesday, the European Commission said. Several nations including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Philippines have already … Continue reading

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Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Evan Mills. 2009. Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-gas Emissions. Full Report [PDF] Summary Presentation & Supplementary Information[PPT - 22mb] [PDF - 5mb] Data Call Data collection instrument Engineering and economic assumptions This report provides … Continue reading

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