Category: Commercial Energy Savings

Virginia gubernatorial candidates argue state energy policy

Energy efficiency has long been a hot subject of debate for politicians and that continues to hold true in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, where the two candidates have outlined their own, very different plans on energy policy for the commonwealth.

Proposed amendments cause Shaheen-Portman to stall in Senate

After months of anticipating the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill’s arrival in the Senate for debate and possible passage into law, supporters found themselves frustrated all over again after a series of proposed amendments slowed down the legislation’s momentum.

White House lends its support to Shaheen-Portman

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.

Demand for energy efficiency calls for return to traditional building materials

Construction companies have begun using older, more traditional materials that had been ignored by the building industry for decades. Because these older materials have environmentally-friendly roots, they are perfectly conducive to building the kinds of green homes that Americans are clamoring for.

Chicago proposing transparency on buildings' energy use

Chicago lawmakers have proposed a new city ordinance that would make the energy consumption of buildings public knowledge, as part of a goal to reduce energy use in half of the city’s buildings by 30 percent over the next seven years.