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While navigating through economic troubles, shifting real estate, and uncertainty for all businesses, commercial property managers and owners have been hard pressed to find cost savings opportunities. Solutions may range from turning off lights at night to reduced landscaping. Cost savings strategies run across the spectrum and can often leave tenants making sacrifices.
Kirkenes, Norway, on the border with Russia in the Arctic "High North," will soon host the world's tallest wooden building. The structure is the project of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, an agency of the country's three northernmost counties that funds cross-border community projects assisting culture, business, youth, the environment, education and indigenous peoples.
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Sept. 14 that it will allocate $454 million to a new program to make energy efficiency retrofits happen in homes and businesses. New construction is increasingly incorporating ways to conserve energy and water use, but existing buildings continue to gobble up energy in wasteful and detrimental ways.
As modern society increasingly becomes a single, globalized civilization, the quality of life that post-industrial nations have come to expect is now is becoming achievable around the world. Living on a planet of finite resources, widespread development can only last so long; it’s not sustainable over the long-term.
We have been conditioned to think that more is better and bigger is the best. Never could this be so far from the truth, especially when it comes to your home!
New homes in Illinois will be built in accordance with codes passed by the state legislature and just signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. The new standards that make up the Energy Efficient Building Act aim to save families money on energy bills and reduce energy waste in the home as well as pollution emissions from power plants.
In the United States, buildings account for 40 percent of the nation’s energy consumption. A good portion of that usage, approximately 20 to 35 percent, comes from lighting. The opportunity to lower that segment of consumption is increasingly occurring by upgrading lighting.
The federal government, America’s largest energy consumer, has been allocated $20 billion by the Department of Energy (DOE) to make federal buildings more energy efficient.
One of the United States’ most polluted sites is slated to become the location of a United Nations-sponsored climate change complex, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said Aug. 10.