Energy Savings

Gold-star campus stays green through carbon reduction - UC earns national recognition for reducing carbon footprint

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Source: Melanie Schefft, UC News

Date: July 2, 2020

Kicking coal. Green roofs. Living walls. LEED buildings. Through all these and more, the University of Cincinnati continually stays ahead of the sustainability curve, recently earning national recognition for its climate action and sustainability efforts.

New Approaches to Sustainability Lead to High-Performance Buildings

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Source: Daniel Lessing, Facilitiesnet.com

Date: May 21, 2020 

Simply put, the core reason for sustainability is to honor our human responsibility to take care of ourselves, our communities, and the world in which we live. In the process, we, as residents, become healthier, happier, more productive, and more fulfilled human beings. 

Project aimed at improving city’s energy efficiency by 2030 already halfway to its goal

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Around 50 buildings have joined the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative and pledged to improve their energy efficiency by 50 percent by the year 2030. According to an update released by the project this week, it’s already more than halfway to its target.

City of Seattle Benchmarking Update

A recent report released by the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment reveals that Seattle’s benchmarked buildings are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving money, and improving performance. Highlights of the report include a reduction in energy use by 3.7% and decreased total carbon emissions by nearly 5% in buildings that benchmark.

Updates to Energy Star metrics with new market data: See how this impacts you

As you know, in August the EPA updated performance metric for U.S. buildings in Energy Start Portfolio Manager. This update is part of EPA’s standard process to keep Energy Star metrics as current as possible, and reflective of current market performance. Currently, an additional review period has been implemented. See frequently asked questions below.

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