New York offers $15m to pilot heat pump technology

The heating and cooling of buildings is responsible for around 33% of all greenhouse gas emissions in New York State

Guest Blog: Kathryn Porter – Getting building energy performance right is essential for net zero – part I

Buildings are the second largest contributor to UK emissions at just under 20% of the total.

Businesses in Ireland offered €14m for energy efficiency

Applicants must embed energy efficiency in the design of their projects, focusing on energy uses such as heating, cooling, refrigeration, compressed air and business processes

‘Energy efficiency has been forgotten as the easiest way to cut emissions’

That’s the warning from DNV GL, which says it is vital to improve the availability and uptake of energy efficient technologies

Up to $80m on offer for energy demand flexibility across US buildings and grid

The funding will support projects that help improve the energy efficiency of the building stock in the US

Wave of businesses vow to make their buildings net zero by 2030

The World Green Building Council signatories are also striving towards all buildings worldwide generating net zero emissions by 2050

EU bank lends £200m for nearly-zero energy buildings in Sweden

Swedish property company Wallenstam will use the financing to build sustainable affordable housing projects across the country

Vast majority of US builders are installing efficiency measures in new homes

A new report shows this is the case regardless of it they consider the home they are building to be green

BP invests in Chinese AI energy management tech specialist

R&B’s energy management systems are designed to predict, control and improve a building’s energy use

Global energy use projected to nearly double by 2050

Most of this will be focused in regions where strong economic growth is driving demand, particularly in Asia