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ALTe Powertrain Tech retrofits trucks as plug-ins

Are conversions a quicker route to electric vehicles? Start-up has marketing deal to retrofit vans and pick-ups for fleet owners as extended-range EVs.

By Apr. 7, 2011


Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By Nov. 9, 2010


Energy retrofits could save $41 billion a year

Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.

By Jul. 22, 2010


'Deep-energy retrofits' take root in homes

The talk at an annual building conference in Boston is about how to reduce energy use in houses by more than 50 percent. Early pilot tests show it can be done, but with steep costs.

By Mar. 12, 2010


'Home Star' program to plug home energy retrofits

Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.

By Jan. 29, 2010


To 'green' the world's buildings, think retrofits

Making existing buildings more energy-efficient is the best way to cut emissions. But the energy retrofit industry lacks products, skills, and standard performance measurements.

By Mar. 16, 2009


SolarCity crunches data for home efficiency loans

By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.

By Mar. 27, 2012


Low-income apartments to have high efficiency

A Boston apartment complex is undergoing one of the largest deep-energy retrofit projects in the U.S. that is expected to cut energy use by about 70 percent.

By May. 23, 2011


Empire State Building refaced for savings

Gotham icon completes window phase of energy retrofit by refurbishing original glass with high-tech insulates, estimated to save $400,000 in energy bills a year.

By Oct. 14, 2010


SolarCity buys into home energy efficiency

SolarCity acquires Building Solutions, which will let it offer both solar panel installation and home energy-efficiency services.

By May. 12, 2010