North America

2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

SmarterHouse, a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is a residential energy savings guide. Following a review of measures to tighten up the building shell itself, the tool focuses on major appliances, heating equipment, air conditioning, lighting, and electronics—and how the energy use of those products can be reduced.
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Tool

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) founded in 1980, is a non-profit organisation aiming to advance energy efficiency policies, programmes, technologies, investments, and behaviours. More specifically, the ACEEE, focusing on energy policy, research and outreach:  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Link

This report, gives an overview of the accomplishments and the work performed by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) in 2016, the same year when the partnership was designated the lead coordinating agency for the G20’s first long-term energy efficiency framework, the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), analyses key barriers, while presenting current national trends and solutions for how commercial real estate professionals, energy management information systems (EMIS) vendors, utilities, and local government actors can spread the usage of EMIS and with it create lasting change in energy management.  
Post date: 27 Gen 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), examines why the US market underuses performance data and provides recommendations on how governments and efficiency programme implementers can turn this information into action and help apartment building owners, residents, lenders and investors better use data to achieve economic and environmental benefits.  
Post date: 26 Gen 2017
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.   The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.  
Post date: 26 Gen 2017
Type: News

ATLANTA – A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available.   The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on the requirements of the standard and includes tables, illustrations and examples to aid users in designing, installing and operating systems for ventilation in buildings.  
Post date: 16 Gen 2017
Type: News

You probably heard the big news yesterday (after all, even Barack Obama tweeted about it): Bill Gates and a celebrity list of fellow tech titans announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures: a billion-dollar cleantech investment fund that every building professional should know about! Read on to learn how to unlock this shiny new funding source for your next project... What is Breakthrough Energy Ventures?  
Post date: 13 Gen 2017
Type: News

ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.   ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its sister standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, constitute a complete set of requirements for the safe design, construction and application of refrigeration systems used in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications.   
Post date: 5 Gen 2017
Type: News