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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Governments and utilities are trying many ways to get people to save energy, but one of them -- old-fashioned education -- may be underperforming.
Most Americans overlook efficiency as the most effective means of reducing energy consumption.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. EPA announced toughened energy-efficiency requirements for televisions and cable and satellite boxes under the Energy Star program.
Energy-efficient network equipment holds the promise of significantly cutting power costs, IT industry figures have said.
Now that manufacturers are going to be focusing on efficient, lower-watt light bulbs, the federal government wants consumers to start buying the bulbs with an eye to brightness rather than power.
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.
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.