Why Developers are Getting Into Energy Efficiency and Power Generation

As utilities and energy companies move towards distributed power, building owners, businesses, and developers are seeing the possibilities.
December 21, 2011, 8am PST | Kevin Madden
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A recent Urban Land Institute panel brought utilities, energy technology firms and developers together to discuss. Gregg Ander, an architect with Southern California Edison, explained the shift in how the utilities are looking at energy efficiency:

"...we now have this endeavor we're calling Office of the Future. I wanted to look very specifically at this market segment Class A, double Class AB, etc. (...) The federal building on 1100 Wilshire: it's operated by the federal GSA and occupied by the FBI, but it's looking very specifically at advanced lighting, lamps, balance control systems, and plug loads. This particular one gained about a 53% savings grade, and the quality was way better."

Thanks to Kevin Madden

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Published on Monday, December 19, 2011 in The Planning Report
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