EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

First launched in 2009, the WaterSense New Home Specification was designed to encourage builders and buyers to choose water-saving products and designs that ensure top performance.

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

EPA uses EEBA to create synergy with those in green building industry

Making the grade?

Making the grade?

WaterSense unveils new program to determine water scores for multifamily buildings

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

The Environmental Protection Agency’s online environmental justice map has added a layer that displays the locations of American prisons, showing their positions relative to potential environmental trouble spots. Advocates for prisoner rights are hailing what they see as a promising...

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its 2017 ENERGY STAR partners of the year. The prestigious recognition honors 152 recipients from a variety of fields and industries. Each year, the EPA salutes businesses and organizations that have made outstanding...

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

DFW recognized again for environmental dedication

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership for the second straight year, according to a press release. DFW is the only airport to be recognized...

Waste tracking now available to building owners, managers

Waste tracking now available to building owners, managers

Welcome to the age of benchmarking. From Fitbits to utility bills, we have the ability to track performance in every aspect of our lives. More than 15 years ago, the U.S.

EPA to help Miami with environmental, growth issues

Thanks to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of technical assistance, the city of Miami will receive help with environmental and economic development issues in 2017. The Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program selected Miami from 76 other cities, reports...

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy’s has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner, according to a press release. The partnership means Wendy's will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance...

Nation's capital top U.S. Energy Star city

Nation's capital top U.S. Energy Star city

Washington, D.C., is home to the most Energy Star-certified buildings in latest annual EPA study.

70 manufacturing facilities receive Energy Star certification

70 manufacturing facilities receive Energy Star certification

Seventy manufacturing plants across the country have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. Collectively, the facilities cut their energy bills by $476 million and reduced greenhouse gas emissions...

 Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

In recognition of its energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta Products Corporation was recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award by the EPA.

Study: Energy Star recognition influencing purchases

More than 45 percent of U.S. households report purchasing an Energy Star-certified product last year, according to the latest annual household survey conducted by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE).

Role of building operators continually expanding

The job description of a building operator used to be limited to keeping occupants comfortable and maintaining equipment and operating systems. Managing energy use was not among the responsibilities. Until now. “What we’re finding is that facility operators are becoming...

3 ways to improve air quality

3 ways to improve air quality

Controlling contaminants, improving ventilation and using air cleaners key to enhancements.

Wyndham headquarters N.J.'s highest-ranked Energy Star office building for 2015

Wyndham headquarters N.J.'s highest-ranked Energy Star office building for 2015

Office building uses an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and releases 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Energy-efficient upgrades check in at Islandia and Melville Marriotts

Energy-efficient upgrades check in at Islandia and Melville Marriotts

PSEG Long Island program helps hotels collectively save more than $173,000 annually primarily through use of LED lighting.

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

The amount of renewable energy from wind turbines, solar panels, and other technologies now equals roughly 10 percent of the nation's energy use.

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