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Genome mapping for buildings

Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes, according to an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings in the state as part of the Building Genome Project.

Energy economy benefits from NYPA's financial strength

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is in a strong position, financially, to implement its 2014-2019 Strategic Vision. The Power Authority, which uses no tax money or state credit, finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.

Energy efficiency crystal ball

A business customer segmentation solution will help utilities predict who's most likely to participate in their energy efficiency programs and prioritize their efforts based on a customer's energy-saving potential. 

Some states pulling back from energy efficiency despite success

In 2012, more than half of U.S. states met their energy efficiency targets, with most states meeting or exceeding their goals. This is according to new research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Implementing energy efficiency programs can save utilities money by eliminating the new to build more power plants.

Carnegie Mellon reveals office plug load research results

The "Intelligent Dashboard," funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy-Efficient Buildings Hub and created by Ray Yun, a doctoral student in the School of Architecture, is being used to evaluate plug load energy savings in the workplace. 

Stand-out utilities recognized for superior service

This year's award recipients went above and beyond to create loyal partnerships and to provide a level of customer service and assistance that helped make their customers more efficient and productive.

FPL rates remain highly competitive

For the fifth year in a row, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) residential customer bills are the lowest in the state-- and 25 percent lower than the national average. In fact, FPL's typical customer bill is lower than it was five years ago-- down about seven percent compared to 2009.

Constellation's EME receiving more kudos

Constellation's Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program has received the Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, headed by LNS Research.

Wisconsin utilities celebrating energy efficiency savings

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects funded by the state's investor-owned utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperatives, has released the 2013 results of their Multifamily Energy Savings Program.

Utility efficiency programs saving enough to power more than 12M homes

Efficiency programs sponsored by electric utilities saved 126 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2012-- enough to power more than 12.2 million U.S. homes for one year, according to the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation.