Firms help save $1.3bn through energy efficiency

Businesses in the US have helped save more than $1.3 billion (£0.89) by being energy efficient. A total of 310 public and private organisations made energy-saving commitments through the Department of Energy’s ‘Better Buildings Challenge’, resulting in the cost savings. The initiative, which was launched by President Barack Obama in 2011, aims to make commercial, […]

Arizona schools go green

Schools in Arizona have been recognised for increasing their usage of green energy. Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District (USD), which includes 25 schools, has committed to saving 20% of its energy in 10 years . The district is on its way towards meeting an ambitious goal of implementing solar energy in each each school. It […]

US project helps save $840m in energy costs

A project in the US has helped save $840 million (£529m) in energy costs since 2011. Businesses that took part in the Better Buildings Challenge programme cut 94 TBTUs of energy waste since it was first launched four years ago. It also saved six million tons of carbon emissions – equivalent to one million cars. The project […]

Obama’s $4b energy efficiency plan

President Obama has announced a $4 billion investment to increase energy efficiency in public and private buildings around the US. The President has joined 60 CEOs, municipalities, state governments, universities, and unions with the aim of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020. Shannon Smith, CEO of Abundant Power, who will be financing more than […]