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New Energy Management Case Studies Showcase Savings for U.S., Canadian Facilities

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
New Energy Management Case Studies Showcase Savings for U.S., Canadian Facilities

Case studies feature ISO 50001 use and resulting energy cost savings with energy management

Two case studies published by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) highlight new energy management systems deployed by two North American industrial plants. These latest entries in the growing EMWG series explain how a Canadian plant, Chrysler Group LLC, and a U.S. plant, Cummins, Inc., deployed ISO 50001-compliant systems to manage energy more efficiently while boosting competitiveness.

Paper Highlights EMWG Efforts to Build Workforce Capacity for ISO 50001 Certification Audits

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Paper Highlights EMWG Efforts to Build Workforce Capacity for ISO 50001 Certification Audits

Paper presented at ACEEE 2015 Summer Study

A new paper prepared by the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) describes the EMWG’s efforts to build workforce capacity for ISO 50001 certification audits through a new certification program for ISO 50001 Lead Auditors. The program will help fill a gap in existing credentialing and training for ISO 50001 certification auditors.

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.

France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

Thursday, June 25, 2015
France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

From 13 to 16 April, France hosted the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network. The four-day programme included a combination of site visits, moderated workshop discussions and formal conferences that took place in Nantes, Paris and Montpelier, France. The session provided a unique opportunity for multilateral exchange and to develop partnerships of city level actors in the Global Sustainable City Network.

Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector: The Housing Energy Renovation Plan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector: The Housing Energy Renovation Plan

During the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN), Marie-Christine Roger of France's Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable, et de l'Energie (MEDDE) presented on the goals, issues, actions, and results to date of the government's Housing Energy Renovation Plan.

The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

CEM Awards ceremony highlights global leaders in clean energy policy and technology

Today, during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Mérida, Mexico, a Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Awards ceremony honored several global clean energy innovators working to advance appliance energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and clean energy education and empowerment.

The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Companies are finding that energy management systems (EnMSs) offer a cost-effective way to save energy and avoid carbon emissions. Organizations use the global ISO 50001 standard to implement a robust, effective energy management system to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership Overview

This fact sheet describes Global LEAP's goals and major work areas for 2015 and 2016, including activities to bolster quality assurance for off-grid solar products and mini-grid solutions, and activities to develop the market for super-efficient off-grid appliances and equipment.

Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Powering a Home with Just 25 Watts of Solar PV

Super-Efficient Appliances Can Enable Expanded Off-Grid Energy Service Using Small Solar Power Systems

Analysis commissioned by the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) initiative reveals that highly efficient direct current (DC) appliances have the potential to dramatically increase the affordability of off-grid solar power systems used for rural electrification in developing countries by reducing the size of the systems required. When super-efficient appliances are used in off-grid solar power systems, the total cost of providing off-grid electricity services can be reduced by as much as 50%.

May 2015 Newsletter

Thursday, May 14, 2015
May 2015 Newsletter

Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative

Highlights recent accomplishments and provides updates on SEAD Initiative activities, projects, and programs.
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