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How CAPEE Can Help Communities Lead The Way To Energy Efficiency

How CAPEE Can Help Communities Lead The Way To Energy Efficiency
As temperatures rise in the Northeast this summer, so too does the amount of energy being consumed by buildings throughout the region. According to ISO New England, the top 10 demand days for electricity all occur within the summer months. Stretches of hot and humid days, such as what much of the region is experiencing currently leading into...

Cambridge City Council Passes Building Energy Usage Disclosure Ordinance

Last week, during a special meeting of the Cambridge City Council that ran for more than six hours, through the night and into the next day, the Cambridge City Council approved a Building Energy Usage Disclosure Ordinance.  What brought the meeting beyond the midnight hour?  Continue below to find out…

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Building Rating Helps Markets Understand and Value Energy Efficiency

Everyone knows that one way to judge the performance of a car is by its fuel efficiency, and car manufacturers love to crow about cars with high 'miles per gallon' ratings. But, what if there was a way to assess “MPG” for buildings that gave potential owners or renters a sense of how much it would cost to operate their building over time? The idea is gaining traction in cities and states around the U.S., and internationally –...

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Citing the Evidence – the Benefits of Building Energy Disclosure Policies

The benefits of building energy rating and disclosure far outweigh the negatives. Any opposition can almost be considered......

In Focus: NEEP Congratulates the Boston City Council for Enacting Building Energy Disclosure

In a 9-4 vote, the Boston City Council voted  to adopt energy benchmarking for its large buildings last week. NEEP congratulates Mayor Thomas Menino and the Council for...

Inaccurate facts and figures surface after the adoption of Boston's Building Energy Rating Ordinance

Disinformation on Boston's Building Energy Disclosure Ordinance continues - The Boston Globe needs a fact check when discerning building energy...