Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Policies Are Driving Efficiency in Urban Buildings

When President Trump announced that the US would pull out of the Paris Climate agreement, many people, particularly those that have advocated for energy efficiency and renewables, were disappointed. Some were plain outraged. But in the wake of that announcement, many states, cities and corporations announced that ‘We Are Still In,’ and established their own carbon emission goals to help meet the Paris goals.

How Supermarkets Can Profit from Energy Savings through Demand Response Technologies

Initiatives like utility demand response programs or selling thermal energy to local district heating and cooling grids to produce revenue can help supermarkets with their bottom line. Today, the technology that enables supermarkets to implement these ideas is available in intelligent refrigeration control systems that can turn energy-using equipment into revenue-producing assets, while also creating more environmentally-friendly stores.

Building delivery / Market transformation

It can be argued that evolutions in building strategy and building delivery are running parallel. But to make significant progress we need to shift to an integrated approach that coordinates stakeholders across the building life into the design process, and an advanced delivery strategy for a more holistic approach to transform America’s complex urban landscape.

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Yes, a buildings-energy transformation is possible now

Accepting and implementing rapid change has become the norm across America. The growing depth of change in the building sector suggests that traditional resistance to change is not irreversible. Indeed, historical building industry practices are more likely the result of an information deficit than of things inherent to the market. Even knowledgeable building professionals remain

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