Oct 2, 2007

Green Power Partnership

The Green Power Partnership encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to lessen the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. Using conventional fossil fuel based electricity can be one of the greatest environmental impacts associated with your organization. US Green Power Locator

Oct 1, 2007

BRE UK ClimateLite solutions

"Be at the forefront of low carbon building design"

The BRE are developing their ClimateLite tool for sustainable design. ClimateLite will help building designers to apply from a very early stage - a systematic approach that quickly and cost effectively addresses challenging current and future carbon emission targets and the use of renewable energy technologies. This three-year, DTI funded project aims to have a prototype tool ready by October 2008. Read more...

Also look at SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model). SBEM is a computer program that provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption. SBEM calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the building geometry, construction, use and HVAC and lighting equipment. http://www.bre.co.uk/energyrating/page.jsp?id=694