Energy Efficiency

Solar Powered Model Home Unveiled at the Annual Street of Dreams Show in Oregon

SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), a leading provider of clean energy, today unveiled a solar powered model home with Elite Development Northwest that will be on public display at the annual Street of Dreams home show in West Linn, Oregon. SolarCity designed and installed a 9.6 kilowatt (kW) system to power Elite’s rustic style home with solar electricity. The solar system will generate on average 8975 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity every year over the system lifetime* The model home is on display to promote a comfortable and an environmentally conscious lifestyle for Oregonians. Elite Development Northwest designed the model home named Cuvée with energy efficiency at the cornerstone of this innovative new home. In addition to a rooftop solar system, the 5350 square feet home comes with modern energy efficient features, including ene

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Empire State Building Exceeds Energy Efficiency Cost Savings for 2nd Consecutive Year

“The Empire State Building retrofit project is a shining example for C40 Cities the world over, helping them to make the case for wider policies and programs that advance building energy efficiency in the private sector. The positive results announced today will boost cities’ efforts by demonstrating—once again—the economic benefits of climate action,”

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Innovative Research Helps California Achieve Clean Energy Goals

The just-released report highlights energy efficiency research and demonstration projects that reduce the amount of energy used by buildings and appliances, and lower consumer energy costs. Between 1999 and 2008, PIER invested $27.6 million in 17 efficiency projects that led to building and appliance code changes that will save Californians an estimated $10 billion in energy costs by 2025

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BASF and SolarCity Team Up to Provide Solar Electricity for Net-Zero Energy Homes

High Performance program offered by the Center for Building Excellence at BASF provides consulting, plan reviews and training that enable homebuilders to construct sustainable houses affordably. SolarCity offers clean solar energy at rates lower than utility rates, which allows BASF homebuilder clients and homeowners to save money while achieving net-zero energy usage.

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