The renovations include new flooring, wall covering, elevator lobbies, cafe, fitness center with locker rooms, new monument and building signage, asbestos removal, new windows and an EnergyStar
rated HVAC system.
It its 2014 Green Building Market Barometer report, Turner Construction says that interest in other systems, like the Green Globes, EnergyStar
and a number of others, had shot up 250 percent in two years.
O'Dwyer Homes offers homes that are 100% ENERGYStar
certified by a third party to meet the stringent requirements set by the USEPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) for high energy standards saving homeowners 30-40% on their annual utility cost.
They found that replacing a pre-1994 clothes washer with an EnergyStar
washer can save a customer as much as $110 a year.
Of course, swapping out that old water-hogging, energy-gulping washing machine for a new model that meets federal EnergySTAR
standards will save lots of electricity and water.
The 148,000-square-foot building is designed to drastically minimize energy use through efficiency measures and other design features, including fresh-air cooling and EnergyStar
As a member of the CLTC, Philips Lumileds is working with luminaire manufacturers to develop market ready LUXEON LED-based applications that meet the energy efficiency and lighting quality levels required to meet EnergyStar
and similar regional and national guidelines.
Emerson believes the trend toward energy-efficient products and practices will continue as federal and state agencies continue to regulate energy consumption and says that in addition to controlling lighting and heating and air conditioning, businesses can turn to the federal government's EnergyStar
program for help with reducing energy consumption One tool that he recommends is the Portfolio Manager, a free, online energy management program that allows businesses to track their energy or natural gas consumption, as well as compare their usage with like businesses across the country.
Developed by Southern New Hampshire Services, the units will be built to EnergyStar
standards with extra insulation, special lighting and upgraded windows for maximum energy efficiency.
Energy Star and EPEAT--NEC markets its monitors under the logo of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) EnergyStar
program, which denotes energy efficiency and minimal power usage.
sells roofing with solar reflection for alternative energy use.
A key focus of this year's event is special promotion of EPA's EnergyStar