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August 16, 2017
Imagine a family losing their home, their belongings–everything. With nowhere to go, they find the nearest shelter, only to be turned away due to shelter restrictions. When planning for a community, that should never happen.
July 6, 2017
In this June 2017 article, Cadmus Senior Advisor and former FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate analyzes the role of public trust in emergency management.
February 17, 2017
Arc is where the USGBC would like to redirect market focus for high performance buildings. Get the details here.
January 13, 2017
In this Educational Facility Planner article, Cadmus' Kudret Ütebay and Jenna Tipaldi explain how K-12 school administrators can use ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator to measure, track, and report on energy, water, and waste, and make informed financial decisions on energy efficiency upgrades.
December 20, 2016
Cadmus evaluated electric and gas savings associated with California’s building energy code, the 2008 Title 24. Get valuable insights from the study here!
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Systems: The Answers to Questions About Efficiency You Didn’t Know You Had
People choose to install ductless mini-split heat pumps for the high-rated efficiency, ease of installation, cold weather heating ability, and ability to eliminate duct losses.
Robert Lamoureux discusses applicable steps for program managers who are considering HEMS programs.
Smart thermostats offer solutions for utilities to balance the many challenges they face, while taking advantage of ever-changing technology and the availability of big data.
December 16, 2016
The Residential Building Stock Assessment is a region-wide study sponsored by NEEA to characterize the physical and energy-use features of residential facilities in the Northwest. Cadmus is well on its way to completing audits on 2,000 residential buildings.
December 8, 2016
Many sources claim homeowner adoption of the Internet of Things, and the subsequent development of smart homes, is not a matter of "if" but "when." This article answers the question: when will then be now?
November 18, 2016
Effective climate policies not only result in decreases in carbon dioxide emissions, but also promote equality and GDP growth. Cadmus' Bridgett McCoy examines how one of the most popular options—a carbon tax—worked for two surprising adopters: Mexico and South Africa.
Benchmarking Building Performance: A Tool for Governments to Save Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
September 14, 2016
Buildings frequently operate less energy efficiently than they could due to market failures, behavioral anomalies, imperfect or missing information, credit constraints, principal-agent problems, and prioritization of energy issues. Benchmarking programs address these failures.
July 1, 2016
Utility regulators are questioning whether the regulations of the last hundred years are still appropriate or a new approach is required. The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding is showing how it can be done.
April 26, 2016
Massachusetts Senate Bill S.1979 strikes a balance among utilities, ratepayers, and solar stakeholders.
February 25, 2016
Energy costs are one of the largest drains on K-12 school district operating budgets. Cadmus' Kudret Ütebay discusses how schools can improve efficiency by harnessing the power of competition to motivate simple and effective behavior changes.
Healthy Buildings: North Penn School District’s Approach to Protecting IAQ During Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Case study demonstrating how the North Penn School District successfully applied the practices outlined in Energy Savings Plus Health to support a healthy indoor environment during retrofits designed to reduce energy use and cut costs.
February 18, 2016
The GHG Protocol's Scope 2 Guidance helps organizations measure, manage, and improve greenhouse gas accounting.
January 26, 2016
States and utilities shouldn't overlook adopting energy-efficiency codes and standards as one way to reduce electricity demand and emissions to meet the requirements of the Clean Power Plan.
December 11, 2015
Interview with Featured Climate Access Member and Cadmus consultant Emily Wasley Seyller
December 4, 2015
As more companies commit to lowering their carbon emissions, setting science-based targets can take them a step further.
Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration: An Accepted and Viable Carbon Mitigation Technology in the Final Clean Power Plan
September 4, 2015
Carbon capture and geologic sequestration, named by EPA as a potential compliance measure for state plans in the final Clean Power Plan, is a viable option for keeping heat-trapping molecules out of the atmosphere.
August 21, 2015
One of the most significant changes from the proposed version to the final version of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan was the decision to remove end-use energy efficiency as a building block—but don’t count efficiency out as a part of a comprehensive emissions reduction strategy.