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By neepenergy | Fri, May 25, 2012
Developed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and informed by stakeholders from around the region, the “Roadmap to Zero Net Energy Pubic Buildings” presents 5 steps states and municipalities can do now to make zero net energy public buildings (ZNEBs) a reality across the region within 15 years. Mass Gov. Deval Patrick at this May's dedication of the John Olver Transit…
By neepenergy | Tue, May 15, 2012
By Seth Bauer VP, TopTen USA Seth Bauer, VP TopTen USA Connecticut retailers are eager to turn high efficiency into higher sales, and are willing to try new approaches to that end. That’s the conclusion reached by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating after seeing the quick response by retailers who were invited to promote the TopTen USA rankings of product efficiency. The…
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By neepenergy | Tue, April 24, 2012
Imagine if your school saved thousands of dollars on utility costs by cutting down on energy, harvested vegetables from its “lasagna garden” for school lunch, or fueled its buses with discarded cooking oils from local restaurants. Schools across the US are doing this and more – and have been honored for the first time by the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School Awards program for their…
By neepenergy | Wed, April 18, 2012
Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer for Northeast Utilities Utility energy efficiency programs have increased by more than 550 percent since 1999.  Concurrently, utility customer service is also expanding with innovative customer service offerings which enhance customer satisfaction and improve service delivery while managing costs. Utility executives agree these efforts are rapidly…
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By neepenergy | Mon, April 2, 2012
NEEP along with many of its Sponsoring organizations, were recently recognized for its a collaborative work accelerating energy efficiency through the promotion of ENERGY STAR products.  Our Sponsors are energy efficiency program administrators and electric and gas  utilities.  When it comes to our work here at NEEP, all of these companies participate for the same reasons: to capture…
By neepenergy | Mon, April 2, 2012
Bill Ravanesi, Healthcare Without Harm Bill Ravenisi of the global organization, Healthcare without Harm, was recently featured in a special to Banker and Tradesman highlighting what the Green Communities Act means to healthcare in MA.  In his aritcle, "Green Communities Act Means a Healthier Massachusetts", he explains how the Green Communities Act helps health care facilities—and everyone…
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By neepenergy | Fri, February 3, 2012
City Hall Annex - Cambridge's first high performance municipal building Photo: City of Cambridge and Blind Dog Photo, Inc. Naturally, I waited until the last possible day of the year to apply for my resident parking permit at the City Hall Annex in Cambridge, Mass.  When I entered the lobby, the line of permit-seekers was at least a hundred people deep, winding around the entire first…
By neepenergy | Mon, January 30, 2012
 In a recent blog post, Penni McLean-Conner of NSTAR, highlighted the tremendous innovation spurred on by the new EISA standards enacted on January 1. The standards have truly brought about the biggest evolution in the lighting industry since Edison was around.  Some of this change has not been so welcomed.  In her post Conner explains, “Another important change brought about by the EISA will…

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