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14 December 2016

Large buildings in Evanston, IL, will be required to benchmark energy performance, according to the Daily Northwestern.

The newspaper of Northwestern University, which is in Evanston, reported that aldermen voted 7-2 this week to...

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5 December 2016

On Monday, the Orlando City Council unanimously approved a Building Energy Sustainability Benchmarking program that aims to serve as an energy auditing ordinance to encourage reduced use of energy and water in buildings throughout Orlando.

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7 November 2016

The Portland City Council voted 6-3 to become the first community in Maine to require large businesses and residential buildings to report their energy usage to the city.

The vote comes after South Portland rejected a similar measure,...

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4 November 2016

The New York City Council has an excellent environmental track record, and I’m pleased to say that most recently it has passed a group of bills tackling energy efficiency in buildings, adding to its stellar standing.

Mayor Bill de Blasio...

News Article
14 September 2016

Nebraska is making another stride on efficiency, launching an initiative to measure – and eventually reduce – the energy used in buildings throughout the state.

Last month, the federal Department of Energy preliminarily awarded the Nebraska...

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12 September 2016

Thirty-five U.S. jurisdictions have laws or executive actions mandating energy benchmarking, according to the Institute for Market Transformation. Although ten pertain just to public buildings, most (25) cover other property types, including...

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7 September 2016

SINGAPORE — To spur building owners to come up with innovative and cost-effective solutions to reduce their energy consumption, all buildings will be required to disclose their energy use in the future. In the run-up to that, the Building and...

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22 June 2016

The City of Evanston Utilities Commission, upon direction from the Evanston City Council, has launched a public comment period to receive input on a draft energy and water benchmarking ordinance.

The draft ordinance, which can be found at ...

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9 June 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 8, 2016) - Today, the Ontario government released its long anticipated Five Year Climate Change Action Plan to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions and to facilitate the shift to a low-...