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GSEP Supports Cool Roof Pilot Project on Low-Income Housing in Jasdan, India

Thursday, May 22, 2014
GSEP Supports Cool Roof Pilot Project on Low-Income Housing in Jasdan, India

Pilot will help inform larger scale projects and cool surface policies in India

A new pilot project will use cool surfaces and other energy-efficient technologies in low-income housing in Jasdan, India, to help cool the homes and lower residents’ energy bills. The Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group is supporting the pilot project in collaboration with the local nonprofit Sustainable Urban Climate Change & Energy Efficiency Development (SUCCEED).

GSEP Helps Mexico Identify Significant Energy and Emissions Savings from Cool Roofs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
GSEP Helps Mexico Identify Significant Energy and Emissions Savings from Cool Roofs

A national study of the potential impacts of cool roofs and surfaces in Mexico finds that switching to cool roofs could help commercial and residential buildings realize typical energy savings of around 7% and 18%, respectively. The study was conducted as part of a comprehensive “Cool Roofs Action Plan” developed through support from the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) and adopted by Mexico’s National Commission on Energy Efficiency (CONUEE) in 2012. 

10 Breakthrough Energy Technologies

Monday, May 12, 2014
10 Breakthrough Energy Technologies

Presentation to the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

At the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5), Nam Sung Ahn, President, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning described 10 breakthrough energy technologies that can transform our clean energy future.

Tracking Clean Energy Progress Presentation

Monday, May 12, 2014
Tracking Clean Energy Progress Presentation

Energy Technology Perspectives 2014

At the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5), Maria van der Hoeven of the International Energy Agency presented Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014, calling on the energy sector to more actively transform the energy system to meet long term security, economic, and climate goals, and arguing that a sustainable electricity system will need to be smarter, more unified, and more integrated.

Assessing Energy Savings from "Cool Roofs" on Residential and Non-­residential Buildings in Mexico

Monday, May 12, 2014
Assessing Energy Savings from "Cool Roofs" on Residential and Non-­residential Buildings in Mexico

This study assesses the potential impacts of cool roof adoption in 7 major cities covering each of Mexico’s 6 climate zones. Each demonstrated significant potential for cool roofs to save energy, the associated energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Evaluación del impacto del uso de Cool Roof en el ahorro de energia en edificaciones no-residenciales y residenciales en Mexico

Monday, May 12, 2014
Evaluación del impacto del uso de Cool Roof en el ahorro de energia en edificaciones no-residenciales y residenciales en Mexico

Mexico Cool Roofs Impact Study - Spanish-Language version

This is the Spanish-language version of a study assessing the potential impacts of cool roof adoption in 7 major cities covering each of Mexico’s 6 climate zones. Each demonstrated significant potential for cool roofs to save energy, the associated energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

SEAD Announces Competition to Identify World’s Most Energy-Efficient Lighting

Monday, May 12, 2014
SEAD Announces Competition to Identify World’s Most Energy-Efficient Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. By identifying and promoting the world’s most energy-efficient lamps and luminaires, the SEAD competition will spur greater innovation among manufacturers and help buyers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills.

Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) will feature several side events aimed at raising awareness about the CEM and its initiatives, including a Model CEM to engage university students, a “PlugFest” to advance efficient off-grid appliances, and an awards ceremony to recognize global achievements in clean energy.

South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

Monday, March 31, 2014
South Africa Passes Regulation Designed with Help from Solutions Center

Regulation aims to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings

In November 2013, the South African Government passed a regulation designed to promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings. And, thanks to advice from the Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service, this regulation has a good chance of succeeding.

South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) Launched

Friday, February 28, 2014
South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) Launched

GSEP teams with SANEDI, Energy Department to support cool surfaces in South Africa

The South African Cool Surfaces Association (SACSA) will advance the use of cool roofs to improve the thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and sustainability of buildings.
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