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

More Energy Savings for Public Housing Tenants

One and a half thousand public housing tenants and their families around Tasmania are set to benefit from the next round of Energy Champions energy efficiency upgrades with lower power bills and warmer homes. Read the full press release

Jun
13

Hidden Fuel Could Save Trillions

The huge untapped potential saving from more efficient use of energy and a resurgence of US energy production are two key highlights from this year’s World Energy Outlook report compiled by the International Energy Agency.
The ”disappointingly slow progress” over the past decade towards more productive energy use means countries are paying a price in economic growth, energy security and the environment, the agency said. 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.

Jun
13

NAIMA – 8.5 billion pounds of glass recycling

According to a recent survey conducted by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), U.S. and Canadian fiber glass and slag wool insulation manufacturers used over 8.5 billion pounds of recycled materials in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation. Read the whole 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.

 

May
02

Artificial cooling makes hot places bearable

Harvard Business Review recently published an article on the high costs of artificial cooling.

Download a copy of the article here