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 mood was hopeful yesterday at World Bank headquarters as specialists running the Efficient Lighting Initiative for Bangladesh, or ELIB, detailed their distribution of 5 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) -- in one day, June 19, 2010.
IKEA announced it will eliminate all incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores starting August 1, 2010, according to a company press release. The initiative is slated to be completed by January 1, 2011, which would make IKEA the first US retailer to have entirely eliminated incandescent bulbs.
Ten years ago, few people knew what a compact fluorescent light bulb looked like, but today, the curly bulb is the symbol of a "green" home. Could high-performance, insulating windows be the next CFL, the next big thing in home energy efficiency?
ARMONK, NY — IBM this week has released the latest in its industry frameworks series a set of software solutions focused on making individual sectors more efficient and less carbon-intensive.
The House today passed a bill to provide about $6 billion in home energy retrofit rebates, but Republicans scored a victory in passing several changes to the bill.
View a listing of various business-government and business-NGO partnerships designed to advance energy efficiency in supply chain operations.
A decided majority of electricity customers would not sign up for demand management programs that allowed utilities to remotely control home appliances unless they could override the utilities' actions, according to a survey by Accenture, the global management consulting firm.
The best options for cost-effective data center retrofits that significantly reduce energy consumption include electrical equipment upgrades, server virtualization and cooling optimization, according to an article written by Coy Stine, director of Data Center Services for Bluestone Energy Services for Data Center Knowledge.
ATLANTA, GA — Companies that meet United Parcel Service's new green standards for responsible packaging can ship their goods with a label attesting to that fact under an assessment program the carrier introduces today.
Technology Business Research’s (TBR) quarterly report highlights different sustainability strategies at three major global companies: Dell, CSC and Cisco. The analysis covers Dell’s product design and manufacturing strategy, CSC’s scorecard for managing stakeholder expectations and Cisco’s plan to virtualize “green” IT.
IBM has launched a new energy efficient data center that, in turn, lowers the carbon footprint of clients who use it for “cloud computing.”
Reporting from Sacramento - When octogenarian Arthur H. Rosenfeld vacates his utilitarian office at the California Energy Commission this week, one of his final tasks might seem of little consequence: He'll turn off the lights.
Residential energy efficiency programs are boosted by a novel combination of utility programs and improved data and energy management technology.
Helpful information about energy-efficient retrofits, as well as a comparison of energy-efficiency tax credits and deductions.
An interactive feature that shows different energy-efficient products that are available to consumers, and also explains the corresponding tax-credits.

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