Shaping a green procurement strategy: Q&A with Yalmaz Siddiqui

Read the full story in GreenBiz. At least 45 countries have embraced national policies requiring public agencies to buy greener products and services. Businesses are using similar commitments to drive more efficient and environmentally sensitive supply chains. While the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED system has become a commonly used guidepost for green building, there …

The impact of energy efficiency program information and incentives

Download the document. Residential retrofits are widely viewed as a key resource to improve the national economy and strengthen the nation’s energy future by saving homeowners money, creating local jobs, and reducing building energy consumption. However, there has been only limited success in engaging large numbers of homeowners to pursue comprehensive home energy improvements. To …

Why companies are fueling the rise of green gaming

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Who said going green had to be boring? Maybe the same people who believe games are just entertainment. Both myths are being shattered by the growing phenomenon of green gamification, the use of games to make sustainability fun and rewarding. This growth is being accelerated by forces ranging from …

Actual and Estimated Energy Savings Comparison for Deep Energy Retrofits in the Pacific Northwest

Download the document. Seven homes from the Pacific Northwest were selected to evaluate the differences between estimated and actual energy savings achieved from deep energy retrofits. The energy savings resulting from these retrofits were estimated, using energy modeling software, to save at least 30% on a whole-house basis. The modeled pre-retrofit energy use was trued …