Products & Services

Companies are improving the energy efficiency of their products and services to respond to consumer demands and competitive pressures. Some companies are rolling out entirely new business lines to help businesses and consumers better manage their energy use.

The resources below include presentations, reports and news related to energy efficiency in products and services, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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The second-ever Staples EcoEasy challenge yesterday recognized three college projects designing sustainable office supplies.
Ford, Lowe’s, J.C. Penney and KB Home are among the winners of the 2011 Energy Star Awards, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today.
Most energy efficiency efforts, Google’s Energy Czar William Weihl said during Climate One at The Commonwealth Club, is a no brainer.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a plan to offer customers up to six high-efficiency light bulbs as part of a larger, three-year energy efficiency program that includes rebates and home energy audits.
Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced that it will offer EnerNOC’s EfficiencySMART software and services to help utility customers find energy savings.
Top environmental executives at Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. found themselves on the same stage last week in an eye-opening forum here on energy use by the information technology industry. And they even managed to agree on a few things.
Hewlett-Packard has achieved a 50 percent improvement in product energy efficiency, exceeding its target, the electronics company said.
U.S. EPA announced toughened energy-efficiency requirements for televisions and cable and satellite boxes under the Energy Star program.
The U.S. Energy Efficient residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market is projected to grow from $5.38 billion in 2010 to $8.15 billion in 2015, according to the latest issue of EL Insights. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 8.6% during this time period.
Energy-efficient network equipment holds the promise of significantly cutting power costs, IT industry figures have said.
Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are entering the market for environmentally friendly homes to take advantage of the evolving market for energy-saving technologies.
Employee-driven “green” innovations have saved Xerox $10.2 million and eliminated 2.6 million pounds of waste this year. One of the latest designs cut the package size of the company’s ColorQube solid ink. The smaller package also is made primarily from recycled materials.
Data centers across the nation are implementing a host of initiatives aimed at energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ranging from HVAC optimization to being powered by renewable energy sources.
Most Americans overlook efficiency as the most effective means of reducing energy consumption.
Governments and utilities are trying many ways to get people to save energy, but one of them -- old-fashioned education -- may be underperforming.

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