According to new research, people who work in eco-friendly buildings generally feel healthier and more productive compared to those in standard offices.
If passed, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act – better known as Shaheen-Portman – would mark the first substantial energy legislation in six years, according to The Huffington Post.
The common household window remains the biggest source of heat loss in a home, consequently forcing household temperatures to compensate, which drives up utility bills unnecessarily. But a new breakthrough in “smart glass” windows could redefine home energy efficiency.
Massachusetts has been able to save nearly $1 billion in energy costs over the past year thanks to efficiency programs made by National Grid, the electricity and gas utility company that services the New England region.
Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Co. (UI), two regional utility companies that service the electricity needs of the Constitution State, launched a new contest designed to raise awareness about the benefits of eco-friendly homes.
In accordance with the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan – which aims to save billions on electrical expenses and drastically curb the country’s carbon dioxide emissions – the Department of Energy recently released two proposals for new guidelines that would help make commercial appliances more energy efficient for businesses.
The public schools of Marshfield, Wisconsin, have been able to save over $500,000 in utility expenses since investing into energy efficiency programs four years ago.