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Commercial Refrigeration Benefits from Efficiency and Environmental Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

Keeping food cool or frozen in a display case is a woefully inefficient process. There are ways to make it a bit less wasteful, however.


TechNavio Releases Commercial AC Report

Carl Weinschenk

Research and Markets has released a study by TechNavio on the global commercial air conditioner market. The report says that smart HVAC will be a market driver, despite high initial costs and the need for routine adjustments. Datacenter growth also will be a key driver for the market. An obstacle going forward will be the availability of power   …Continue Reading


Dubuque Meeting Hears About Energy Audits

Carl Weinschenk

A presentation given this week by Alliant Energy on retro-commissioning to Dubuque business people and municipal officials detailed how the process can improve operations in their offices and facilities. TH Online reports that the meeting, which was held at Diamond Jo Casino, was attended by about 60 people. The group was told that buildings are   …Continue Reading


Science-Based Targets Inspire a Smarter Investment Strategy in Retail

Ty Colman

Near the end of 2015, shareholders of a large U.S. retailer proposed a proxy resolution requesting the company commit to purchasing more renewable energy. This retailer approached POINT380 for guidance. What proceeded is a case for using performance data and a science-based approach to advance corporate sustainability. In the first phase of the project, we   …Continue Reading


Missouri Lawmakers Resume Debate on Utility Rate Hikes

Cheryl Kaften

On August 23, the Missouri General Assembly carried over debate (House Bill No. 2158) from its last legislative session, which ended in May, on how much state residents and businesses pay for their electricity, water, and gas services.


Wake Forest Drops Its Residential and C&I Electric Rates

Cheryl Kaften

Starting on September 1, ratepayers in Wake Forest, North Carolina – a town of about 30,000 just north of the state capital, Raleigh – will pay less for power.


Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading


New York City Study Conclusion: Benchmarking Works

Carl Weinschenk

Researchers found that simply informing owners of how their buildings are performing results in improvements in energy efficiency and greater use of renewables.


Behind the Meter Podcast: Keys to Energy Efficient Air Filtration

Carl Weinschenk

Air filters are vital to the well-being and comfort of people in a building. Choosing the right filter is key to getting this job done — and not breaking the bank in the process.


Tecogen Lands Deal in Coney Island, NY

Carl Weinschenk

Tecogen has sold an InVerde cogeneration system to Coney Island Development in Brooklyn, N.Y. The company said that three 100kW will be used in a multifamily residential building. The sale, worthy more than $500,000 will be outfitted with the company’s Ultera emission technology and microgrid control software. The systems are designed to work load balance   …Continue Reading