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Air Quality Association Merges with ASHRAE

Linda Hardesty

ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. Pending a three to six month period of due diligence, IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and board of directors. IAQA will operate   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Investments Create Jobs in the Southeast

Karen Henry

Every million dollars invested in the Southeast’s energy efficiency sector from 2010 to 2013 resulted in the creation of just over 17 jobs, according to the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) Energy Pro3 report, “Benchmarking Job Creation in the Southeast.” The independent analysis conducted by the Cadmus Group studied job creation impacts from the SEEA’s   …Continue Reading


Redesigned Building Rating Website Improves User Experience

Karen Henry

The Building Rating website has gone through a comprehensive redesign with the user’s experience in mind. It is now fully responsive, with a layout and navigation that adapts to a range of devices, from mobile phones to desktop computers. Building Rating has four primary features: Learn about a jurisdiction: An interactive map reveals the jurisdictions (cities,   …Continue Reading


Online Tools Track Energy Policy

Karen Henry

Staying on top of state energy policy involves navigating legislative and public utility commission websites state by state and keeping track of information manually with lists and spreadsheets. Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) aims to change that with the launch of PowerSuite, an integrated set of online tools for tracking energy legislation and regulatory proceedings across   …Continue Reading


ASHRAE Publishes Guideline on Specifying Building Automation Systems

Karen Henry

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published new guidance on performance monitoring. ASHRAE Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, provides designers of building automation systems (BAS) with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations and detailed discussion of options with respect to the design of a BAS system. The   …Continue Reading


4 National Grid Customers Honored for Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has chosen four National Grid commercial customers as 2014 Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency. National Grid New England and New York customers being recognized include: Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods. The Massachusetts-based company manufactures and distributes Mediterranean foods throughout the United States. It was recognized for two major energy efficiency   …Continue Reading


Group Aims to Double US Energy Productivity by 2030

Linda Hardesty

The Alliance to Save Energy’s state and local campaign – Energy 2030 On the Road – has garnered the support of nearly 100 organizations to date. Energy 2030 On the Road is an education, awareness and action-building campaign to achieve the goal of doubling US energy productivity by 2030. The campaign has already made stops   …Continue Reading


Mexican Energy Agenda Attracts Support

William Opalka

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) said it is working with the 21st Century Power Partnership to help strengthen Mexico’s renewable energy effort and will provide financial support. Up to $3.9 million will support the 21st Century Power Partnership to create and operate a platform for power sector technical support for the Mexican federal government   …Continue Reading


Microgrid Alliance Forms

Linda Hardesty

The Microgrid Alliance (MGA) has formed with the aim of bringing together parties that want to accelerate the growth of microgrids. Founding members include General MicroGrids, Landis+Gyr, Homer Energy, Alstom, Enbala, EarthSpark International, ESTA International, and Green Energy Corp. MGA will host two inaugural events in the coming weeks: a Microgrid Workshop at the National   …Continue Reading


Duracell, Volkswagen, Eaton, LG, Hitachi Join Energy Storage Group

Linda Hardesty

CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy, Halotechnics, Leyden Energy, and Primus Power as its first corporate members. CalCharge is a battery and electrochemical energy storage consortium of public and private organizations. Original members include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California Clean Energy Fund, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,   …Continue Reading


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