Blog posts with the tag: "USA"

Tuesday 21 May 2013

The City of Chicago, (my all time favorite US city and one that is well worth visiting), is a leader in the US and the world on promoting energy efficiency and sustainability generally. Chicago has a unique history in buildings, the skyscraper was invented there, and as well as many historic buildings it still has…

Thursday 16 May 2013

This is the text of the speech I made at the International Energy Research Centre’s 2013 Conference in an enjoyable debate over whether we should commit public and private resources to energy supply or energy efficiency. Needless to say I argued in favour of energy efficiency.   Good afternoon everybody. I am here to make…

Tuesday 7 May 2013

The New Buildings Institute (NBI) in the USA turned 15 years old in April. The NBI is a non-profit ‘working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. The NBI has two very interesting initiatives that deserve wider attention, ‘Getting to 50’ i.e. achieving savings of at least 50 per cent compared to current building…

Friday 12 April 2013

On my recent travels through the American mid-west (my favourite and a much maligned part of the US) I was asked the question, “who is ahead in energy efficiency, the US or Europe?”. This is an interesting question I have thought about a lot over the last few years. The first part of my answer…

Wednesday 3 April 2013

The ‘Aspen Daily News’ reported yesterday that the city’s energy efficiency programme is ‘working too well’. To be fair the comment was journalistic and the Mayor of Aspen actually said the issue is ‘a good problem to have’. Aspen’s electricity demand has been declining by 1.3 per cent annually since 2008 even while the number…

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