24 May '11, 5pm

Energy Benchmarking Picks Up Steam in the US: Like our youth-obsessed culture, the Dexter Horton building in d...

Energy Benchmarking Picks Up Steam in the US: Like our youth-obsessed culture, the Dexter Horton building in d...

Like our youth-obsessed culture, the Dexter Horton building in downtown Seattle has something of a complex about getting old. To keep up with younger whippersnappers, the managers of the historic building have been benchmarking and rating its energy performance for several years to help stay competitive. Starting this month, all other commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet in Seattle will have to follow suit. Seattle is just one of a handful of large U.S. cities and states to enact energy efficiency benchmarking legislation in large buildings , and many of the programs go into effect this year. The efforts are far behind those of the European Union, which has required all 27 member states to certify and disclose energy usage in large commercial buildings for nearly a decade. The different styles of benchmarking -- which vary between locales -- will allow cities to ga...

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Biden Says U.S. Will Lead Energy Revolution

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renewableenergyworld.com 26 May '11, 2pm

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nrel.gov 24 May '11, 4pm

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cleantechnica.com 11 May '11, 10pm

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sustainablebusiness.com 24 May '11, 2pm

An array of megawatt-scale solar projects are under development in the US, here's a sampling: General Motors broke ground ...

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grist.org 23 May '11, 6pm

The U.S. wastes a stunning amount of food -- 40 percent of what we produce, according to Jonathan Bloom, author of America...