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The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has published its top-10 ways for making energy efficiency and sustainability a priority in commercial real estate They are : Measure and Manage. Benchmark energy and water consumption through Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Audit Yourself. Perform regular energy audits to identify opportunities for ... keep reading
Many Australians are happy to declare their interest in sustainability, to reducing their environmental impact. But how many of them are prepared to reduce the amount they actually consume? We recently explored whether Australian households have an “attitude-action gap” on environment and consumption. We surveyed 1200 households, examining attitudes, intentions ... keep reading
The Volkswagen Group has said it will reduce the CO2 emissions of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. The automaker says it’s the first to commit to this target. Previously, Volkswagen had set a target of reducing the CO2 emissions of its European ... keep reading
A national “cool” roof campaign could save some 5.7 quad of net primary energy valued at $33 billion over the 20-year lifespan of an average roof, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Heat Island Group. The Case for Cool Roofs recommends a no-cost cool roof ... keep reading
As of July in Paris , all shops and offices in France will have to shut off their lights at night, under a government decree issued on Wednesday. The decree is from the Environment Ministry, and the aim is to save energy and “reduce the print of artificial lighting on the ... keep reading
Johannesburg – There is now a brand new online resource for businesses, governments, academia, and the media to look for and explore global energy information. The online resource, in the new website of the World Energy Council (WEC), is being launched today at the Africa Energy Indaba in South Africa. The ... keep reading
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires behavioural change. But how do we get individuals into this habit or, for that matter, any habit that reduces energy consumption? Two academic disciplines concern themselves with habits – a branch of sociology, practice theory, and social psychology. Practice theory argues that routine behaviours (such as ... keep reading
In the business sector of Paris, France, clean-energy companies Ennesys and OriginOil are unveiling their newest demonstration project: an urban algae harvesting system. Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems operation, teamed up with OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company, in an attempt to solve the country’s energy and environmental problems ... keep reading
Over the past few weeks China and Australia have both released white papers on energy. The two documents could not be more different. Australia’s white paper is largely about our continued obsession with becoming an alternative “Saudi Arabia” of gas. It has a view we should take over as ... keep reading
The Cambridge Solar Tool shows Cambridge residents, businesses, and property owners how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be reduced. With a click, the Cambridge Solar Tool ,developed by the Sustainable ... keep reading
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