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Eliminating Uncertainties with Calibrated Energy Modeling

Evan Lubofsky

Building energy models (BEMs), which simulate the view of energy use in a building, have been playing a more important role in building performance evaluation over the past few decades. While commonly used in building design, they can be particularly important in retrofit projects, where energy savings need to be identified and energy conservation measures   …Continue Reading

Optimum Energy Does Chiller Diagnostics

Linda Hardesty

Optimum Energy’s new OptiCx Chiller Diagnostics provides transparency into chiller operations through monthly status reports. Chiller Diagnostics provides a scorecard in red/yellow/green format that forms the foundation for a chiller maintenance action plan. Chiller Diagnostic is available as an add-on for customers with a subscription to the OptiCx Platform. Chiller Diagnostics works with OptiCx Platform web   …Continue Reading

Roanoke Achieves 16% Energy Savings Since 2009

Linda Hardesty

The city of Roanoke, Va., through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. Roanoke has already achieved 16 percent energy savings since 2009, and its Better Buildings Challenge showcase project, a retrofit of the Berglund Center, is expected to   …Continue Reading

Schneider Provides Energy Efficiency View across Multi-Site Small Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric unveiled Building Insights, a cloud-based software that provides enterprise small buildings real-time control of all heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and metering devices. With Building Insights, enterprises with multi-site portfolios of small buildings – such as restaurants, retail stores, healthcare offices and banks – will be able to manage thousands of   …Continue Reading

Ingersoll Rand Offers Greener Refrigerant-Bearing Products

Linda Hardesty

Ingersoll Rand has created the EcoWise portfolio for its climate and industrial refrigerant-bearing products that are designed to lower environmental impact with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and energy efficient operation. Two of the first products to earn the EcoWise endorsement are: Trane Sintesis air-cooled chiller offers customers the choice of operating with a   …Continue Reading

Constellation Wins $25.8M Energy Efficiency Contract

Karen Henry

Constellation has been awarded phase 2 of a contract from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to install $25.8 million in energy efficiency and water conservation measures. Under the terms of the contract, the upgrades are expected to save the Port Authority more than $27 million in operating costs over 20 years.   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Saves School District $30,000 per Year

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric completed an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for Tenino School District in Washington, which will help save the district $30,000 in energy and operational costs annually over 15 years. Funded in part through a $1 million Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) energy grant, the school district addressed utility and maintenance improvements   …Continue Reading

Master-Planned Community Goes with Geothermal Heat Pump Closed-Loop System

Linda Hardesty

A new 1,500-acre, master-planned, mixed-use community being developed in Richland, Wash., will utilize a geothermal heat-pump system for heating and cooling every new home, and will offer a compatible hot water solution, supplied by Bosch. Orca Energy, a geothermal utility provider, will supply the geothermal loop infrastructure. The community will include 5,000 new energy-smart homes,   …Continue Reading

Johnson Controls Acquires 60% of Hitachi Air Conditioning Business

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls, Hitachi and Hitachi Appliances entered into a definitive agreement for their global joint venture in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Through the agreement, Johnson Controls will obtain a 60 percent ownership stake in Hitachi Appliances’ global air conditioning business, excluding sales and service operations in Japan. The Johnson Controls-Hitachi joint   …Continue Reading

Global HVAC Market to Reach $116.6B by 2019, Says BCC

Linda Hardesty

A BCC Research report report “Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: Global Markets,” predicts this market will grow from $75.4 billion in 2014 to $116.6 billion in 2019, registering a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1 percent. The transformation the HVAC business is experiencing will open the door to new vendors that are likely   …Continue Reading

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