Filed under energy performance standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

It is encouraging to see that the Consumer Federation of America has reported to the Department of Energy of the benefits that consumers are enjoying from important federal minimum energy performance standards. This is their article on YubaNet.com from Nevada County, California. Are comparable calculations available for Europe?   New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards … Continue reading

With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

With Britain leaving EU, there is still need to maintain appropriate regulations

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, warns energy saving product rules that slash domestic and business costs could be at risk post-Brexit. The article first appeared on the Business Green website. Importantly, Andrew’s comments were echoed by Energy Institute vice president and former National Grid CEO Steve Holliday who warned that “the … Continue reading

Explaining the rules for minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales’ rental properties

Explaining the rules for minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales’ rental properties

EiD has had several posts over the years on the upcoming minimum energy efficiency standards that landlords will have to meet. The international law firm Eversheds provides a useful review of the obligations that must be met.   Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards & the Landlord and Tenant Relationship Introduction The rules around minimum energy efficiency … Continue reading

“Standardization was the key to the industrial revolution…” so why not for improving energy efficiency in buildings

“Standardization was the key to the industrial revolution…” so why not for improving energy efficiency in buildings

Ellen Bell from the Environmental Defense Fund writes a good post on the Smart Energy Decisions website about how efficiency standards for commercial buildings can save both energy and significantly lower energy costs. Ellen Bell manages the Environmental Defense Fund’s Redefining Energy Efficiency Project by working with commercial office buildings and other partners in Chicago. … Continue reading