Category Archives: Media & News

Call for Expressions of Interest: Consultancy on Forest resource assessment for the ECOWAS Region

  Post Title: Comprehensive assessment of forest and associated resources in the ECOWAS region Type of Contract: International Consultant Duration: 120 working days Duty Station: Home based/ Occasional travels in the region Expected Start date: As soon as available Submit Applications to: wacca@ecreee.org A. Background: The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is a specialized agency of

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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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US Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

July 15, 2014: The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies. Seven incubator projects

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More than 5,500 Buildings to Compete in EPA’s Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings

July 16, 2014 – WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  launched the 2014 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings: Team Challenge. More than 5,500 buildings nationwide are going head-to-head to reduce their energy use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut in half the amount of energy they waste over

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Wind energy over new refinery, experts caution

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Alternative energy experts are discouraging the proposal to construct an oil refinery in Antigua & Barbuda. They are of the view that the country should make a move towards wind energy instead. Venezuela’s lead diplomat in Antigua & Barbuda, Ambassador Carlos Perez, recently disclosed that the South American country and government are holding discussions for the

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Asot Michael appointed Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy

Jul 09, 2014 ST JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne has appointed businessman Asot A. Michael as the country’s new Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy. Mr. Michael has served previously in the Government sector under former Prime Minister, the Honourable Lester Bird as his Chief of Staff. After that

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