Electrification describes shifting use to electricity rather than the on-site use of fossil fuels for heating and cooking. Cities and municipalities across the country have passed electrification ordinances and introduced programs that prohibit the use of natural gas-operated appliances in new construction. Is it one of the most critical pieces in the decarbonization puzzle?
The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) partnered with Evolution Energy Partners to host a Hotel Engineering Tour at the Homewood Suites University City. The tour was part of the GPHA Engineering Committee and its goal to provide education and training to hotel engineers in Philadelphia.
Late last year, the City of Boston introduced BERDO 2.0, a revised version of the 2013 Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO). BERDO aims to decrease building emissions, requiring Boston’s large and medium-sized buildings to report their annual energy and water use, limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and complete an energy action and assessment every five years.
In January, the Biden Administration announced the creation of the Building Performance Standards Coalition to strengthen building performance standards across the United States. The coalition includes a partnership between 33 state and local governments and the federal government to facilitate and implement new measures to reduce emissions, create jobs, and lower energy bills.
Sustainability is no longer just a piece of positive press or simple footnote in an annual report – in fact, it may seem as if an organization can no longer survive without seriously considering its impact on society and the environment. Like many others, your organization may be feeling the pressure to become “more sustainable” or reduce your carbon footprint but struggle with competing demands on your resources and don’t even know where to start. With a few basic questions, you can kickstart an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy that is simple, strategic, and straightforward.
Albright College recently announced the installation of 16 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus. The stations will be utilized by staff, students, and the community at large. The new EV charging fleet will be one of the largest accessible by the public in the Reading, PA area, providing the community with available electric power to reduce carbon emissions and drive the movement towards decarbonizing transportation.
When revenue and cost models for EV charging are aligned to generate sufficient ROI on EV charging developers and property managers may be well-positioned to reap the benefits of increased asset value, tenant retention, customer traffic, and sustainability metrics. Are the Biden Administrations' new initiatives and incentives enough to move the needle on wider EV adoption?
Sullivan & Co., Inc. and Evolution Energy Partners Announce New Partnership Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption
Sullivan & Co., Inc. (Sullivan) and Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) have agreed to a strategic partnership that will drive Sullivan’s commitment to corporate sustainability. The multi-faceted partnership includes energy efficiency projects, 100% procured green energy, as well as ENERGY STAR Certifications for their highest performing buildings.
One aspect of energy management and sustainable operations that should not be overlooked is Demand Response (DR). DR provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to grid loads and time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.
When beginning your ESG journey, consider turning your focus toward business-based actions that drive ESG results. Instead of just defining individual E, S, and G goals, define goals that are realistic and impactful across the organization. The result is a strategy that benefits the financial success of an organization while maximizing the good.