Energy Savings

New Approaches to Sustainability Lead to High-Performance Buildings

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Source: 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. 

Opinion: Greater Cincinnati among the greenest regions in US

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Source: Date April 22, 2020

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans attended events across the country to support environmental reform. This first "Earth Day" is credited with launching the modern environmental movement in the United States. At Skanska, we believe in building for a better society, which includes constructing sustainable, resilient facilities such as schools, offices, hospitals, hotels, sports venues and aviation facilities that will benefit generations to come.

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.

Six City buildings earn EPA’s Energy Star certification

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids has announced that six of its buildings have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification for superior energy performance. The buildings are the City/County Administration Building at 300 Monroe Ave. NW, a police administration building and police support building and the office buildings at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, 201 Market Ave. SW and 509 Wealthy St. SE.  This is the first time any City-owned building has earned the Energy Star status. 

Dallas 2030 Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Water

Are you a building or a business that would like to save money on your water and energy bills? Join us on May 9th to learn how City of Dallas no cost programs can help you SAVE MONEY on your WATER and ENERGY BILLS. Also, learn about new technologies and much more. Register today, seats are limited.