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May 19, 2010

EGB Features

The Growing Need for Trained Energy Professionals
BY ALBERT THUMANN, CEM, PE; Association of Energy Engineers; Atlanta, Ga.

Each year, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) surveys its 11,000 members to determine market trends and forces impacting the profession. With the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, AEE surveyed its members to determine the impact stimulus funding would have on the creation of green jobs. [More]




EGB News

EPA Helps States and Utilities Tap into Energy-Efficiency Savings

In partnership with several states and utilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new pilot program designed to further improve commercial-building energy efficiency. Building Performance with Energy Star will help utilities and state energy-efficiency programs achieve increased energy savings and fight climate change by strategically pursuing whole-building energy improvements with their business customers. The pilot program is being launched with Energy Star partners Commonwealth Edison, Mass Save, MidAmerican, National Grid, New Jersey's Clean Energy Program, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Focus on Energy. [More]

EPA Challenges Manufacturing Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the first group of manufacturing sites that have met the Energy Star Challenge for Industry and reduced their energy intensity by 10 percent within 5 years. The U.S. manufacturing industry is responsible for nearly 30 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States and spends almost $100 billion annually on energy. Under the umbrella of the Energy Star Challenge for Industry, the EPA is working with individual manufacturing sites and their parent companies to fight climate change and save money through improvements in energy efficiency. [More]

Ingersoll Rand Marks Earth Day Around Globe
By SCOTT ARNOLD, executive editor

Ingersoll Rand observed the 40-year anniversary of Earth Day with events at more than 40 of its locations around the world April 22. In St. Paul, Minn., where Trane, a business of Ingersoll Rand, engineers and manufactures controls, members of the trade press were invited to take part. [More]

Greenbuild Online Registration Open

Online registration for the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, being held Nov. 17-19 in Chicago, is now open. Early bird discounts are available until Sept. 7. [More]




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