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An energy productivity framework has shed light on the efforts of 21 companies that have collectively saved over 146 million MWh annually, equivalent to cutting more than 103 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Collectively, the reporting companies saved $55 million last year alone as a result of their energy productivity efforts through the EP100 initiative.
The internet is abuzz this week in response to recommendations from government agencies and others that folks can save energy by setting the thermostat during the summer months to 82 degrees at night and 78 during the day. If 82 at night is too hot for you – and it is for most folks we know – don’t fret. There are countless ways to save energy at home during the summer while staying cool.
Ingersoll Rand is addressing demands for greater energy efficiency with lower greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, homes, industrial spaces, and transport markets around the world.
As students and teachers prepare for the new school year, one of the last things they are probably thinking about is how much energy their schools are using. It turns out that energy bills are generally the second biggest expense for schools, coming in behind only teachers’ salaries. But many schools and universities are taking big steps to become more energy efficient, bringing cost savings while creating a healthier environment for students and faculty. Here are three institutions that are setting the standard.
Producing beer requires energy – but many breweries are using efficient technologies and practices to reduce costs and environmental impact while still making quality brews.
Homebuyers are informed about some costs at the time of sale, such as the estimated monthly mortgage, property taxes and insurance costs. Monthly utility bills, however, are not usually disclosed, and real estate agents often lack access to this information. It's a solvable problem.
Last weekend, temperatures soared from the Plains to the East Coast. While there are some quick steps you can take to keep cool, it’s important to consider long term efficiency options. Since many of these projects, like installing new windows and insulation, come at a greater upfront cost, tax incentives are a key policy tool to making these options accessible.
The U.S. transportation sector has transformed since a 2015 highway bill, overtaking power plants as the top emitter of greenhouse gases, even with the increased presence of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. The upcoming transportation reauthorization bill presents a key opportunity for lawmakers to set new policies to help significantly reduce energy use – and greenhouse gas emissions – from the sector.
The hard work and long hours that the sponsors and their staff have put into this effort is obvious. This is the best version yet.
The energy efficiency story is generally one of progress, but here’s some troubling news: Energy efficiency investment in the United States decreased by nearly 20 percent from 2016 to 2018, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Investment 2019 report, released in May.

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