Study: State RPS Policies Have Yielded Sizable Consumer Savings

A new study estimates that the United States has accrued $2.2 billion in benefits nationwide by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and $5.2 billion, by diminishing other forms of air pollution, in conformity with state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies effective since 2013. RPS policies … Read more…

Berkeley Lab, NTU Singapore Collaborate for Energy Technologies

Berkeley Lab, NTU Singapore Collaborate for Energy Technologies

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will jointly develop technologies for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the tropics. They will collaborate on research in various areas of energy-efficiency for buildings, renewable energy generation and storage, and smart grids. The … Read more…

IPKeys, Walmart, Schneider Electric Demo OpenADR 2.0b

A pilot project showed how OpenADR 2.0b is a standardized method for electricity providers to communicate demand response signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing secure IP-based communications network. IPKeys says it concluded multi-phase pilots at PJM … Read more…

Berkeley Lab Calculates ‘Cost of Saved Energy’

Berkeley Lab Calculates ‘Cost of Saved Energy’

Energy efficiency programs that are paid for by utility customers cost, on average, about two cents per kilowatt-hour saved. By examining regulatory reports on efficiency programs in 31 states, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have determined the cost of saving energy through efficiency programs funded … Read more…

Backpack Creates Thermal Maps

Backpack Creates Thermal Maps

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is developing a portable system to generate indoor thermal maps. Using cameras and laser scanners mounted on a backpack, the portable Rapid Building Energy Modeler (RAPMOD) indoor mapping system creates a 3D visualization of walls, … Read more…

Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance

Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance

Siemens has become a sponsor member of the OpenADR Alliance. As such, Siemens joins the board of directors comprised of Southern California Edison, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), AutoGrid, EnerNOC and Honeywell. The Alliance has more than 100 members. Siemens says OpenADR … Read more…

3M Measures Daylighting Effectiveness of Window Film

3M Measures Daylighting Effectiveness of Window Film

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been collaborating with the window industry to develop and evaluate daylighting technologies that can reduce lighting energy use by as much as 50 percent up to 40 feet from windows, according to Berkeley Lab. An example is a collaboration Berkeley … Read more…

Berkeley Lab Gets $2M to Create 2030 Program for Small Buildings

Berkeley Lab Gets $2M to Create 2030 Program for Small Buildings

The Energy Department announced awards totalling $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save energy, including an award of $2 million to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Lab will partner with Architecture 2030 to develop a 2030 District program for small commercial … Read more…

Berkeley Lab Confirms Big Energy Savings at The Times Building

Berkeley Lab Confirms Big Energy Savings at The Times Building

Designing a building holistically, and making sure that its components and systems work together according to design intent, can pay big dividends in energy savings and occupant satisfaction, according to a study by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the performance of The New York Times Building in New York City.

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