Friday, November 11, 2005

Focus: Commercial Building Energy Audits

  • Energy Audits: Level 1 Energy Audits cost $500-$2K, Level 2 energy audits cost $3K - $5K, and Level 3 energy audits cost ~$0.10 to $.020 per square foot on average.
  • Retro-Commissioning: On average costs $.19 per square foot and produces a payback of 2 years or less. 5% to 20% savings is common.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Can Energy Conservation Reduce Natural Gas Consumption

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy developed a white paper discussing the impact of energy conservation activities on the growth of demand for natural gas in the US. (Read More)

Report: What Have States Done About Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy published a report on what Policies the States have taken to promote energy efficiency (Read More)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

PEW Center - Is Global Warming Real?

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Our approach is based on sound science, straight talk, and a belief that we can work together to protect the climate while sustaining economic growth. (Go to WebSite)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Is "Pooling" of Energy Purchases with Competitors a Reality

With energy rates escalating, major companies are now starting to "Pool" their electricity and natural gas purchases with other companies. (Read More)