heating and cooling systems

Americans Eager to Save Energy If Actions are Affordable

Americans Eager to Save Energy If Actions are Affordable

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – Many Americans want to save energy at home and when they travel, if they can afford to do so, Yale University said today, releasing the results of a new public opinion poll. Based on a nationally representative survey of more than 2,100 Americans conducted in September and…

Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

Construction Industry Could Trim Climate Emissions Cheaply

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy use in buildings accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential of the construction sector to combat climate change has not been tapped, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme. The report was released Saturday to governments meeting in…

Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

NEW YORK, New York, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – St. Mary’s Recreation Center in the Bronx was the first indoor recreation facility to open in New York City in 1951. Now the aging building is about to receive energy-saving retrofits to fix outdated heating and cooling systems, insufficient ventilation, and windows and doors that leak…

Refreshingly Unusual Republican Mayor

Refreshingly Unusual Republican Mayor

From May 14th – May 17th, city leadership from all over the world gathered at the “C40 Large Cities Climate Summit” to ascertain possible steps to limit the pollution generated by cities. Mayor Bloomberg and Bill Clinton were two of the most notable keynote speakers. Interestingly enough, Bloomberg does not have a firm record on…