07 Dec '11, 10am

$4 Billion for Energy Efficient Buildings and Green Jobs

$4 Billion for Energy Efficient Buildings and Green Jobs

It’s practically a given that a well planned energy efficiency upgrade will pay for itself within a relatively short period of time, and that’s a good enough incentive on its own merits. Building owners are also beginning to explore the merits of energy storage as an additional benefit, as described in a recent report on the emerging energy storage market by Pike research. The advent of new technologies for harvesting and storing energy on site has provided many property owners with an opportunity to add value to their buildings by generating energy with a solar or wind installation for example, and either storing the excess energy for use on site during peak periods when grid-supplied energy is more expensive, or selling it back to the grid. To get the maximum bottom line benefit it helps if the building’s own energy consumption is cut to the bone, so all the more reason ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/4-billion-energy-effi...

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