Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon

Wind Turbines
August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy | No Comments

A new rooftop attraction is turning heads at one South Florida hotel. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed six wind turbines to plug into the natural breeze blowing from the Atlantic Ocean and help power its facilities. It’s the first Hilton of more than 500 properties to have installed wind turbines, executives said. They also | Read More

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Ohio schools lead the country in energy efficiency

May 1st, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Economy, Schools | No Comments

Ohio leads the nation in energy-efficient LEED schools, saving millions of dollars on energy costs statewide. And cash-strapped districts are hoping voters appreciate those financial benefits as they make their cases for levy approvals. The state’s top rank is in large part because of the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s (OSFC) adoption of the Leadership in Energy | Read More

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Legislation to Revamp 179D Tax Deduction for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

November 13th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

A bill introduced into the Senate seeks to extend tax deductions for building upgrades, make it easier for taxpayers to get the deductions, and give more money back. The bipartisan legislation – introduced by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Ben Cardin (D-M.D.) on Sept. 27, 2012 – is called | Read More

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PNC Bank Leads with Energy Efficiency

pnc bank
April 12th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

As many companies are trying to increase profitability without increasing costs, reducing electrical consumption provides a very attractive return on investment.  There is a direct correlation between capital investments in energy reduction and profitability.  With the economy trending in an upward direction more and more businesses are looking to go green and save money. A | Read More

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Energy Efficient Buildings Will Create a Better America

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Editor’s Note: Green Savings Co is proud to repost this article courtesy of  EcoWatch. Organization credit goes to Environment America. American families could cut global warming pollution from buildings by 30 percent and save about $450 every year on their energy bills by 2030 if we invest in energy efficiency today, according to a new report, Building | Read More

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Non-Green Commercial and Residential Buildings Sacrifice Rent Revenue

This contemporary green building is aiming for LEED Silver, and might even catch LEED Gold
November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Dutch economist Nils Kok has published the most comprehensive statistical analysis to date on the relative value of green and conventional buildings. The results show that U.S. buildings labeled under the LEED or Energy Star programs charge 3% higher rent, have greater occupancy rates, and sell for 13% more than comparable properties. “Labeled buildings have | Read More

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Companies Ask Congress for Increased Retrofit Tax Incentives

Companies are campaigning for additional tax incentive provisions for existing building retrofits
May 11th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

Eighty groups and companies related to the commercial real estate industry have signed off an a letter that asks congress to support the Obama administration’s Better Buildings Initiative and modify the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, also known as Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code, to increase its effectiveness at encouraging retrofits of existing buildings. The letter specifically | Read More

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Ford’s Bright Idea: Replacing 50,000 Light Fixtures Turns Up Cost Savings

Ford Land Energy Efficiency and Supply Office is switching out and retrofitting 50,000 light fixtures
February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

The lights around Ford’s Dearborn, Mich., campus are going to get more efficient, as a new lighting project kicks off that will bring an estimated energy reduction of more than 18.2 million kilowatt-hours – enough to power 1,648 U.S. residential homes for a year. The project eliminates more than 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions | Read More

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Green Building Initiative will Create Jobs, Save Energy and Save Money

U.S. Green Building Council applauds environmental and economic policy initiative
February 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today applauded a key element of President Obama’s plan to “win the future” by making America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade. The President’s plan, entitled Better Buildings Initiative, catalyzes private-sector investment through a series of incentives to upgrade offices, stores, schools and universities, hospitals | Read More

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UL Environment Establishes EPD Program

UL Environment launches launching its own Environmental Product Declaration Program
December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

UL Environment is launching its own Environmental Product Declaration EPD Program to evaluate the environmental claims of products, which will provide documentation of an audited life cycle assessment of the environmental performance of a product, based on product category rules in accordance with ISO 14025 guidelines. UL Environment’s EPD program aims to provide structure and | Read More

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