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Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been discussed in previous EiD posts. This innovative business model is gaining popularity in several states in the U.S. as a tool to support cities to increase sustainable energy and achieve their climate goals. In particular, cities in California have been able to fully embrace the opportunity and many have … Continue reading

Over the past decade, the trust that owns the Empire State Building has invested more than $30 million to make it more energy efficient

Over the past decade, the trust that owns the Empire State Building has invested more than $30 million to make it more energy efficient

Steve Hanley writes on the CleanTechnica website about what has happened to improve the energy performance of the Iconic Empire State Building in New York City.. What are your views?   Empire State Building Slashes Carbon Emissions By 40% With Energy Saving Upgrades Construction of the Empire State Building in New York City couldn’t have … Continue reading

Efforts to preserve historic buildings have greatly hampered their ability to be retrofitted with energy-efficient solutions

Efforts to preserve historic buildings have greatly hampered their ability to be retrofitted with energy-efficient solutions

Academics find that preservation policies preventing historic buildings from being fitted with energy-efficient measures added £5.6 billion to energy bills across an eight-year period in England. These costs ought to be weighed against any benefits of preservation. Chris Lines explains in an article on the City, University of London website.   The energy costs of … Continue reading

With buildings empty, service providers hungry for work and capital cheap, it seems a great time to bring buildings into the 21st century

With buildings empty, service providers hungry for work and capital cheap, it seems a great time to bring buildings into the 21st century

Sarah Golden writes on the Greenbiz website about the opportunity right now during the lockdown to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.   Now is a great time to optimize energy in buildings. You’d think Despite being mostly empty, commercial real estate energy bills are mostly unchanged. Commercial buildings in the United Kingdom have … Continue reading

European Court of Auditors states that greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed in co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings

European Court of Auditors states that greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed in co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings

The European Court of Auditors recently assessed whether EU co-funded energy efficiency investments in buildings had cost-effectively helped the EU toward its 2020 energy saving target. Cost-effectiveness is not a determining factor for allocating public funding to energy efficiency measures in residential buildings, according to a new report from the ECA. Despite improved guidance from … Continue reading