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3,000 NY City Buildings to Get Energy Retrofits

Linda Hardesty

New York City is committing to an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050, with 2005 as a baseline. Central to that commitment, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings – One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future. Every single city-owned   …Continue Reading


Google, IEEE, NREL Want Smaller Solar Inverters

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge, which is being presented by Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The challenge is an open competition to build smaller power inverters for use in solar power systems. The winner of the $1 million prize will   …Continue Reading


GSA Evaluates BuildingIQ Software at 2 Locations

Linda Hardesty

BuildingIQ says its Predictive Energy Optimization software has been chosen by the US General Services Administration (GSA) for its Green Proving Ground Program, which aims to help government buildings move one step closer to net-zero-energy classification. GSA will implement BuildingIQ’s software, through the Green Proving Ground Program, at its Jacksonville, Fla., and Dayton, Ohio, host   …Continue Reading


Dept. of Energy Report: US Wind Has Come Far but Faces Challenges

Jennifer Hermes

For US wind power, last year was both the best of times and the worst of times. That’s the conclusion from the new Wind Technologies Market Report released recently by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and prepared by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Wind power does a number of things very well: It produces   …Continue Reading


LEDs Will Light Up Super Bowl XLIX

Karen Henry

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. – home of the Arizona Cardinals and site of the Super Bowl on February 1, 2015 – has installed high-performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting. The University of Phoenix Stadium installed 312 Ephesus Stadium fixtures to replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures. The new lights will   …Continue Reading


MC2 and CM3 Deliver Energy Management for Florida Hospital

Linda Hardesty

MC2 and CM3 delivered an energy efficiency system for the Villages Regional Hospital in central Florida. MC2, based in Sanford, Fla., provided and installed the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy management system for the 198-bed Villages Regional Hospital. Discussions about establishing an energy baseline and improving energy efficiency began in 2009 and concluded   …Continue Reading


European Nations Say Yes to No-Carbon

Karen Henry

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), penetration rates of no-carbon electricity generation have increased from 50 percent to 56 percent in recent years in Europe, as European Union (EU) countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. In addition to geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, utility-scale and distributed solar, tidal and wind generation,   …Continue Reading


Health Facility Uses GE Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business and AutomaTech have created FacilityConneX, a facilities management software for asset monitoring, predictive intelligence, continuous energy management and equipment optimization. FacilityConneX helps facility managers make better sense of vast amounts of data that comes from their facility operations and industrial equipment. Real-time mobile access to the data allows users to monitor   …Continue Reading


MWH Wins Contract to Develop Natural Gas for Alaska

Linda Hardesty

MWH Global signed a concession agreement with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) for the Interior Energy Project, which is designed to provide affordable energy to Interior Alaska. MWH signed the agreement on behalf of Northern Lights Energy, a newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of MWH. As the concessionaire, Northern Lights Energy will arrange   …Continue Reading


NY Real Estate Group Procures Natural Gas Via EMEX

Linda Hardesty

The Nelson Management Group procured natural gas through EMEX’s live reverse auction and is forecasted to see a $400,000 reduction in energy costs. In order to mitigate and manage energy commodity risk, EMEX provided a review of Nelson Management Group’s portfolios, including consumption patterns and an assessment of both commodity and ownership risk-tolerances. Nelson Management   …Continue Reading


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