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Ventilation Technology Saves 96% in kWh at 2 Garages

Linda Hardesty

Engineers for the regional utility verified the energy savings captured by the Nagle Energy Solutions (NES) garage demand-control ventilation system at two buildings in California. At 475 Sansome Street, a downtown San Francisco high-rise office building, and at CityView Plaza, a high-rise office complex in downtown San Jose, NES recently installed its FG-20 digital control   …Continue Reading


Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Passes Senate

Linda Hardesty

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) finally were able to pass some energy efficiency legislation in the Senate, which has approved the S 535, Energy Efficiency Improvement Act authored by Shaheen and Portman and cosponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The bill includes a bipartisan provision authored by Ayotte and Senator Michael Bennet   …Continue Reading


Better Plants Welcomes 3 New Manufacturers

Linda Hardesty

Three manufacturers recently joined the DOE’s Better Plants Program and Challenge and pledged to reduce theirenergy intensity by 25 percent over 10 years: BD, Lennox International and Lineage Logistics. Lennox International, a manufacturer of climate control products, joins the Better Plants Challenge after meeting its goal as a Program Partner and improving its energy intensity   …Continue Reading


Graphene LED Nears Commercialization

Linda Hardesty

An LED light bulb made with graphene – a super-strong carbon material – will be made commercially available in 2015, according to BBC News. The traditional-looking light bulb contains a filament-shaped LED that is coated in graphene. The light bulb was developed by a Canadian-financed company called Graphene Lighting and was designed at Manchester University   …Continue Reading


Italian Food Retailer Chooses Capstone Trigeneration

Linda Hardesty

Capstone Turbine Corporation received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major distribution center of Italian food retailer, Conad, in Italy. IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which will be commissioned later this year. The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide   …Continue Reading


Free Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores

Linda Hardesty

A free Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores is available via ASHRAE. The guide focuses on grocery stores ranging in size from 25,000 to 65,000 square feet with medium- and low-temperature refrigerated cases and walk-ins. Refrigeration systems consume about half of the total energy consumed by a typical grocery store, and they interact with   …Continue Reading


Demand Response Company Offers Free Energy Bill Analysis

Linda Hardesty

THG Energy Solutions, a provider of automated demand response systems, is offering free energy bill analysis and remote facility auditing for commercial building owners and energy managers to see if they would benefit from an integrated market responsive strategy. According to THG, the opportunity to participate in demand response programs around the country has been   …Continue Reading


Community Resilience Microgrid Market to Reach $1.4B by 2024

Karen Henry

The community resilience microgrid (CRM) market is projected to reach $1.4 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Trying to separate CRMs from community microgrids or utility distribution microgrids (UDMs), as well as from the larger universe of microgrids in general, is an immense challenge, according to Navigant. The Community Resilience   …Continue Reading


DC Takes Top Spot on Top 25 Energy Star Buildings List

Karen Henry

After coming in second to Los Angeles for five consecutive years, Washington DC, has taken the top spot on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seventh-annual list of the top 25 US metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. Los Angeles took the number two ranking, followed by Atlanta, New York   …Continue Reading


AEP Ohio Offers Incentives for Electric Motor Repairs

Linda Hardesty

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, in partnership with Advanced Energy, has launched a new energy efficiency program for electric motor rewinds. The Emotor Rewind Pilot Program promotes energy efficient rewinds/motor repair for small to large companies in the industrial/manufacturing sector and provides incentives to customers and motor service centers. The program covers   …Continue Reading


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