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2022 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

In August, the first in-person ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (aka “Summer Camp for Energy Nerds” – around 1,000 of them) was held in Pacific Grove, California. Buildings Alive was privileged to present 3 papers (authored by Craig Roussac...

We Need Buildings to Help Solve the Energy Crisis

Surging gas, coal, and oil prices are driving up inflation and putting the global economy under enormous strain. Electricity prices too are on an upward spiral because, in most markets, expensive and unreliable gas and coal supplies are the primary fuel for...

Energy Impact of COVID Ventilation Strategies

As we enter Year 3 of the pandemic, it’s obvious that COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while. In response to living with the virus, some buildings have implemented revised ventilation strategies in an attempt to reduce likelihood of transmission in buildings and...

Fast forward to a carbon-free energy future, 24/7

With all the COP26 news last month, there was a lot to digest. One thing you may have missed was that in the United Nation’s ‘SDG7’ pavilion an initiative was quietly released that we think will have a global impact – the launch of the 24/7...

Clean energy needs actively engaged buildings

If the world is to reach net zero emissions by 2050, electricity networks will need to be carbon-free in advanced economies by 2035 and globally by 2040. This will require rapid scaling of renewable energy investments, tripling to around USD $4 trillion per annum by...