Monthly Archives: August 2014

Thermal Bridging Guide Provides Energy Efficiency Solutions

Morrison Hershfield announced last week that the book Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights is now public and can be downloaded. The guide aims to overcome obstacles confronting the industry with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buildings. According to the guide, “thermal bridging is caused by highly conductive elements that penetrate the thermal insulation and/or

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Building towards a ‘zero energy’ future

In the lead-up to the International Green Building Conference 2014, Eco-Business speaks to leading building energy efficiency researcher Stephen Selkowitz on the challenges of building green in the tropics and the future of zero energy buildings. By Vaidehi Shah PUBLISHED 12 August 2014 Building owners who have saved energy and money by installing glazed windows on their property to keep out the sun’s

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ACEEE Report Ranks Germany Is No. 1 in the World for Energy Efficiency

In this second edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) analyzes the world’s 16 largest economies, comprising more than 81% of global gross domestic product and about 71% of global electricity consumption. The ACEEE looked at 31 metrics, divided roughly in half between policies and quantifiable performance, to evaluate how efficiently these economies use energy.

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Smart Building Technologies Could Expose Companies To A New Breed Of Cyber Attack

Editor’s note: Peter Dickinson is the CTO of BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company. He has worked as an entrepreneur and executive in the energy management and commercial property sector for the last 15 years. Last month major corporations and household names such as Evernote, TweetDeck and Feedly were held ransom by Internet hackers. Many found this concerning, but even more serious is that some

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