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  • International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Force (BEET)

    "Buildings account for up to 40 per cent of energy consumption worldwide, and there are significant opportunities for cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. Recognizing these facts, the BEET was established to: Increase multilateral cooperation in the field of buildings energy efficiency, specifically in relation to: the development and implementation of national building energy efficiency rating systems; and enhance […]

  • Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency’s Federal Buildings Initiative (FBI)

    "The Federal Buildings Initiative (FBI) is a voluntary program that helps facilitate energy efficiency retrofit projects in buildings owned or managed by the Government of Canada. Developed and administered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency, it enables federal organizations to implement these projects through third-party energy performance contracts without necessarily using their own capital funds. […]

  • Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings

    "The Canadian buildings sector can make a significant contribution to the reduction of our greenhouse gases. Nearly half a million commercial and institutional establishments provide spaces for our education, health care, government and business and account for 14 percent of energy consumption and 13 percent of emissions. Energy efficiency is a proven strategy to lower […]

  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

    "The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program is a national program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sine 2002, over 300,000 homeowners improved their homes' efficiency with whole house solutions to improve comfort and indoor air quality while reducing energy bills. Their homes are warmer in […]

  • United State’s Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Residential

    "Better Buildings is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative designed to improve the lives of the American people and accelerate energy savings through leadership, innovation, partnerships, and demonstrated best practices. Under this initiative, Better Buildings Residential works with residential efficiency programs and their partners to improve homeowners’ lives, the economy, and the environment by […]

  • U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge

    "The Better Buildings Challenge is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Better Buildings Initiative, which aims to make U.S. commercial and industrial buildings at least 20% more efficient during the next decade. To achieve this aggressive target, DOE is working with public and private sector partners that commit to being leaders in energy efficiency. These […]

  • How Solar, Batteries and Time-of-Use Pricing Can Add Up to Value | Greentech Media

    "There’s definitely a value to storing solar energy in batteries, and then discharging that energy to meet grid and customer needs. Measuring that value — and finding a way to share it between battery-equipped solar customers and their utilities — is a trickier matter. Out in Sacramento, Calif., a long-running solar-storage pilot project has been […]