The U.S. is Getting Wasted

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

We Americans love to throw stuff away. But one man’s trash is another man’s gold. Or, in this case, another country’s gold.

Global transactions for waste, that is countries selling their waste to other countries to be recovered and turned into profit, is a $443 billion per year industry.

When those giant shipping containers arrive here from China, filled with such… Read More

Get Yourself Out of Hot Water

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Energy and Sustainability Services

About 5% of the energy used in buildings is for heating water.

So, if we are going to focus on water conservation, let’s start there.  You’re killing two birds with one stone … saving water and saving energy at the same time.  What magic!

And, water-saving solutions don’t need to be expensive.  Fix dripping faucets with washers that cost cents,… Read More

Nobel Physics prize awards the reduction of global electricity consumption

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Adrián Martínez Espitia
Latin America Energy Analyst

LED Lighting has been an important component in an Energy Efficiency program as “ECM” for JLL since Energy Services have been offered. Therefore, an article dedicated to this was worth-value.

Last December 10th 2014, three Japanese-born scientists  Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, received the Nobel Physics Prize, due to a discovery that has fostered a revolution in… Read More

Plug Load and a ‘Plug’ for ENERGY STAR®

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Energy and Sustainability Services

Where does all the energy in your workplace actually go?

One place is a thing called “plug load.” It’s all those appliances and devices plugged in around the office…computers, desk lights, printers, desk fans, vending machines, etc. In a typical workplace, these add up to about 20% of the electricity used.

One way to address “plug load” is with energy… Read More