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Jan 31 2012

Study: Energy Efficiency in Apartments Could Save $3.4 Billion

Energy-efficiency upgrades in U.S. apartment buildings could cut energy bills by almost $3.4 billion annually nationwide, according to a new report this week from think tanks CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The estimate includes $2.03 billion in potential electricity savings and $1.34 billion in potential natural-gas savings from retrofits such […]

Dec 26 2011

Houston Housing Authority and CenterPoint Energy Providing Energy Efficient Upgrades to 100 Families

This holiday season, Houston Housing Authority (HHA) and CenterPoint Energy are bringing energy efficient upgrades to 100 of HHA’s low-income residents by replacing existing equipment in each unit with state of the art energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems. The efficient upgrades are part of CenterPoint Energy’s Agencies in Action program, which provides financial […]

Nov 21 2011

Study Clarifies the Energy Savings in Retrofitted Buildings

While the practice of retrofitting buildings with energy-conserving technology like efficient boilers, high-quality windows and compact fluorescent light bulbs has been around for years, data on whether these changes result in any real savings has been virtually nonexistent. Now, a new study shows that these relatively straightforward fixes can significantly reduce spending on fuel and […]

Feb 24 2011

300,000 Homes Weatherized in Recovery Act Milestone

More than 300,000 low-income homes have been weatherized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE announced on January 19. The milestone reached in November means that states are now more than half way toward meeting President Obama’s goal of weatherizing approximately 600,000 homes under the Recovery Act. The weatherization program is helping low-income families […]

Jan 07 2011

City of Houston Will Help Building Owners Get Green

The City of Houston will offer commercial building owners up to $200,000 in incentives to improve energy efficiency, putting a special emphasis on retrofitting older and smaller buildings. The city will pay to offset 20 percent of the labor and material costs of projects that improve a building’s efficiency by at least 15 percent, said […]

Feb 10 2010

After Retrofit, Caterpillar HQ Decreases Energy Use 46%, Saves $800K

After a major retrofit that included HVAC upgrades and lighting automation, Caterpillar’s headquarters will save about $800,000 a year in energy costs. The retrofit of its Peoria, Ill., headquarters resulted in a 46 percent drop in annual energy consumption, said Tom Gerike, Engineering Project Team Leader. Previously, the building’s annual energy usage of electricity and […]

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  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
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  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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