There are tiny changes going on in energy management. Indeed, these changes – in data centers and elsewhere – are so small that they are impossible to see. However, their impact, already significant, will continue to grow and should be tracked by energy managers.
Among new approaches to fulfilling HVAC’s mandate — providing the occupants of a building with a comfortable and healthy environment — is the use of dedicated outside air systems (DOASs).
Even newly built properties are, more often than not, plagued with leaky ducts – leaks that obstruct ventilation, reduce HVAC efficiency, significantly increase monthly utility bills and, in many cases, jeopardize entire construction projects.
An active area for energy efficiency is affordable housing. That sounds ironic: How can a sector in which end users are cash-constrained be a hotbed of activity? The answer is simple: The reality that tenants are on a set income makes those that serve them look elsewhere for profits — and energy efficiency is one of those areas.
The U.S. Army facility that Honeywell is retrofitting near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, traces its roots back more than a century. While it is virtually impossible that any energy or water systems – or even the buildings themselves – that were there at the start are in use, the base does still rely in part on Word War II-era infrastructure.
OpTerra Energy Services’ Commercial and Industrial Division has completed a project that will significantly reduce energy consumption at the City Crescent Building, a historical structure in Baltimore.
Forward thinking businesses such as Google Inc are leading the charge in the use of renewable energy in the corporate sphere. They power 100% of their operations with renewable energy.
The Nature Remo, from Nature, Inc., is a control system that provides window-mounted and through-wall air conditioners with smart attributes. The company says that it is an Internet of Things (IoT)-controlled device that enables remote control of units. The device facilitates increased energy efficiency along and provides additional benefits. A power plug feature will be introduced later …Continue Reading
Want to cut energy cost while reducing carbon emissions? Building efficiency provides the “most bang for the buck,” according to the World Resources Institute.