Chicago Botanic Garden has received a $172,800 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for a photovoltaic (PV) array installed on the pavilion roofs of its new nursery facility. ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.) was an integral partner in the nursery’s PV system design and the acquisition of the clean energy grant. The PV Read more

Baltimore — John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, addressed energy productivity at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy 2030 On the Road on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in New York City. Galyen participated in a panel titled “Modernizing Regulations and Infrastructure to Improve Energy Productivity” and addressed several key issues that will impact the Energy Read more

By late January, at least 24 states had declared an energy emergency, according to NBC News. The propane shortage and accompanying price hike were felt around the country, but the Midwest got hit harder than other places. A crucial supply pipeline that closed last fall, combined with the wicked winter, lead to prices nearing $5/gallon Read more

Online registration for OESP’s first Road Show event is now open. Visit to register for the first Road Show event at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut from May 12-13, 2014. Registration for the second Road Show event from September 21-23, 2014 at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, PA will open later this year. A variety Read more

On Dec. 18, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, unveiled a proposal to overhaul America’s tax code. The staff discussion draft focuses on streamlining energy tax incentives so they are more predictable and technology-neutral. Current law offers 42 different energy tax incentives, including more than a dozen preferences for fossil fuels Read more