Jun
13

Green Deal Set to be Popular with UK

One in three homeowners would take on a Green Deal loan to pay for home improvements according to new research by thinkinsulation.com. The Green Deal is the government’s new scheme to provide funding to help homeowners with energy-saving upgrades. Read the full article

Jun
13

Energy Savings Program Offered to Residents

Palos Hills residents looking to conserve household energy can save some big bucks through an incentive program offered through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning.
Megan Visk, field organizer for Energy Impact Illinois, presented information on the program at a recent committee-of-the-whole meeting. The program offers homeowners 70 percent or up to $1,750 on energy efficiency improvements such as air sealing and insulation. Read the full article

Jun
13

Real Estate Market benefits from Energy Efficiency Legislation

In a global survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN), 75% of real estate and construction leaders agreed that building energy efficiency legislation is beneficial to their business. Meanwhile, more than a third of respondents (34%) say a lack of enforcement of existing regulations is a leading obstacle to investments in energy efficiency. Read the full article.

May
02

The Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP)

The Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) comprises seven actions to help build stronger and more stable market demand for eco-innovation. Download the full article.

May
02

CHOICE – Do the homework to save big dollars keeping cool.

CHOICE says that with the cost of running air-conditioners increasing due to rising electricity prices, people can save hundreds of dollars by looking carefully at the size of the area they want to cool, the type of environment they live in and by using energy efficient cooling strategies. Download the full article.