Energy

Energy is the key aspect or resource that allows earth’s various systems, including human cultural systems, industries and economies to survive adapt and grow.  It is a natural capital that we as humans harness, convert and make use of in our daily lives.

 

Core Knowledge

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Efficiency

Introduction to Energy Efficiency   Energy efficiency can be improved by using less energy to accomplish a particular task. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less energy to maintain a desired temperature. Another...

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Tools and Resources

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Tools for Your Organization

 If you're looking for some handy gadgets that would help your organization reduce energy, take a look at this section. Here, we introduce some basic energy analysis tools as well as useful ISO standards for the management level. To read...

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Success Stories

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Featured-case-studies

Case Studies: Adobe, NetApp and More!    Adobe - Green Buildings and Sustainability Measures Adobe has been innovating in the LEED green building movement for the past decade. It owns seven buildings in the U.S., all of which have...

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News

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Honda Smart Home

Honda Smart Home: A Net Zero Home Jyothsna Giridhar, Aug 4rth 2014 Honda Smart Home, a joint Initiative between UC Davis and Honda, is a net Zero energy home that was constructed in March 2014. The home gets all its energy from solar PVS, and...

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