energy savings

Big Data Means Big Energy Savings

By Jim Madej

In the past few months, Tesla has announced to great acclaim the sale of a new home battery as well as a microgrid in a box.  At the same time, the cost of photovoltaics – the guts of solar panels – has dropped precipitously and is trending in that direction well into the future. In other words, what is driving energy headlines is the hardware that will drive our nascent energy revolution. 

National Grid's Smart Energy Solutions Program Adds Interactive Energy Savings Features

Infrastructure enhancements significantly reduce customer impact during power outage
Press Release

WORCESTER, MA., April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced it has added new features and functionality to the Smart Energy Solutions Program (SES) online customer portal with the launch of theVirtual Home tool. SES participants can use this interactive view of their home to learn where and how they can reduce their energy usage, and save money.

The New Business Case for Energy Efficiency

By David Lázaro European Energy & Sustainability Consultant, CBRE

The traditional business case for energy efficiency has relied on the premise that it creates long term value in terms of energy savings. In essence, value is derived through the existing operating cost minus the new operating cost. In other words, value is generated when the new operating cost is less than the previous operating cost.

Breaking this down, this means that the total value derived from such a project tends to have limited potential because it can never exceed the current operating cost by design.

Martini Asti Pops Cork on New Lightweight Bottle

Company says energy savings equate to taking 330 cars off the road

By BusinessGreen staff

Bacardi's new lightweight bottle for its Martini Asti sparkling wine brand is expected to deliver annual energy savings equivalent to taking 330 cars off the road.

The drinks company has been working on a redesign since 2010 and has now managed to shave almost two ounces (57 grams) in weight off the bottle design.

Simona Filosi, senior packaging developer at Martini, said the new Asti bottle keeps the same external shape and does not compromise safety.

LG Electronics Selected for U.S. Department of Energy's New Technology Performance Exchange Program

Unparalleled Efficiency of VRF HVAC Systems Helps Commercial Buildings Save Energy
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leading HVAC manufacturer LG Electronics is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a new program designed to accelerate adoption of cutting-edge energy-saving technologies for commercial buildings.

As a launch partner in the new DOE Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) program, LG Electronics USA is leading the way in helping building owners identify the industry’s most efficient commercial air conditioning systems. 

Ohio Facility Increases Efficiency by Reducing its Lighting


When it comes to making our facilities more energy efficient, it’s no secret that upgrading the lighting can do wonders for the energy bill.

Lighting is one of the features of a facility that is always on, so it makes sense to investigate ways to cut down on how much energy those fixtures use.

Cisco Study Says Internet of Everything (IoE) Can Create Savings, Increase Productivity and Revenue for Governments Globally, While Improving Citizen Benefits

New Cisco study reveals $4.6 Trillion in Value at Stake for governments that embrace IoE
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Internet of Everything could generate $4.6 Trillion in value for public sector organizations over the next decade, according to a new study released by Cisco today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Internet of Everything (IoE) can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee productivity, generating new revenue (without raising taxes) and enhancing citizen benefits.  

Novo Nordisk and DONG Energy Share Experiences with Energy Savings

A partnership model has secured Novo Nordisk energy savings of close to DKK 50 million (US 9 million) as well as significant CO2 emission reductions. A new publication shows how it is done.
Press Release

October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The climate partnership between Novo Nordisk and DONG Energy has proved so valuable that its results deserve to be shared as inspiration for others. This is the rationale behind a new publication that shows how the six year partnership has led to reductions in carbon emissions and increased renewable energy supply.

EDF Climate Fellow Jon Beck Spends Summer Vacation Saving GM $1M


College kids do different things during summer break.

Some work. Others play.

Others help a Fortune 100 company save $1M through various energy-saving projects.

Jon Beck, a Portland native and Columbia University grad student, spent the last few months identifying ways in which we could save money through energy. The internship match-up is a result of GM’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program.

GM Increases ENERGY STAR® Challenge Plants to 63

Nine new facilities and 22 repeat achievers cut energy by average of 23 percent
Press Release

DETROIT, August 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntaryChallenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide.


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