Most Read Energy Management Stories of 2012

by | Dec 27, 2012

Every day this week we’re looking at different aspects of environmental and sustainability management and counting down the top stories that grabbed your attention this year. Today we’re looking at two subjects: energy management (below), and environmental reporting/financing.

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Here are Environmental Leader’s top 15 energy management stories for 2012, based on reader interest:

15. First Solar and Suntech Lead 2011 Top 10 Solar Manufacturers

First Solar, Suntech Power, Yingli Green Energy, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, Sharp, Hanwha Solar One, Jinko Solar, LDK Solar and SolarWorld were 2011’s top 10 solar module manufacturers, according to the Solar Supply Tracker from Lux Research. The leaders’ modular production for the year totaled 12.5 GW, and commanded a total global market share of 43.9 percent, Lux said…

14. Energy Retrofit ‘Disaster’ as Toronto’s $21.1m Project Fails to Deliver

The city of Toronto spent $21.1 million retrofitting 89 arenas and more than 50 community centers and pools, and doesn’t know if the energy efficiency measures produced any real cost savings, media reported. At the arenas, equipment malfunctioned and many employees also disabled the system, rendering it useless…

13. Demystifying Green Real Estate Development

“As I was analyzing the idea of my latest commercial development, a medical office building, I realized that not going green was the single biggest mistake I could make,” writes Frank A. Deluca, CEO at DCL Equity Partners. “From a sustainable and energy efficiency standpoint, to future value, it made sense to be sustainable…”

12. Walmart Rockets from 15th to Third in EPA Green Power Rankings

Walmart shot to third place in the EPA’s rankings of the country’s top green power purchasers in February, from 15th place in the previous quarter. The Green Power Partnership ranking, for the retailer’s Texas and California facilities alone, pushed Whole Foods down to fourth place…

11. Siemens Buys Energy Management Firm Pace Global

Siemens completed the acquisition of Pace Global Energy, a company that combines strategic enterprise consulting with energy and carbon management. Pace Global will integrate within the Siemens Building Technologies division, but will continue to operate as a separate operating unit…

10. Green Roof Product Cools Solar Panels

Green Roof Technology has launched a system for integrating solar power into a green roof, optimizing energy production by creating a cool micro-climate. The company, a division of Green Roof Service, calls its Sun-Root product the first fully integrated, non-penetrative solar and extensive green roof system in North America…

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