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New Prudential Tower Receives $1.3M in Energy Efficiency Incentives

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved energy efficiency incentives totaling over $1.3 million for installation of energy conservation technologies at the New Prudential Tower in Newark, NJ. The measures are expected to result in energy savings of $646,898 annually. Viridian Energy and Environmental used the incentives available through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program   …Continue Reading


Hospital Gets $200,700 Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Dayton Power & Light awarded the Kettering Health Network an energy efficiency rebate of $200,700  for a project that upgraded the air conditioning system at the Kettering Medical Center campus in Kettering, Ohio. The project, which was implemented by Siemens, installed a Demand Flow chilled water plant optimization control system that upgraded the air conditioning   …Continue Reading


EU Aims for Nearly Zero Energy Commercial Buildings by 2019

Karen Henry

The policy landscape for energy efficiency in Europe is among the most stringent in the world. These regulations have contributed to the development of a growing market for energy efficient buildings. At the same time, mandatory changes to country-level building codes are increasing the performance requirements that apply to new construction and major renovations of   …Continue Reading


Trane Outdoor Air Product Line Deals with Humidity Problems

Linda Hardesty

Trane commercial expanded its Horizon Outdoor Air Units (OAU) product line. The Horizon OAU series uses a technology, addressing the occupant health, property damage and energy efficiency problems associated with using untreated outside air to supply building ventilation needs. Trane has completely redesigned the 10- to 30-ton platform to deliver 100-percent outdoor air without associated   …Continue Reading


Standard 189.1-2014 Now Available via ASHRAE

Linda Hardesty

New requirements to further reduce energy of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, addresses energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, among other   …Continue Reading


India’s First Net Zero Energy Building Serves as a Model for the Country

Karen Henry

India’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats organized a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan in New Dehli to promote the need for green building strategies in the country, Eco-Business reports. Completed almost one year ago, the government building is India’s first net-zero energy building. In   …Continue Reading


DOE Study Finds 20% Energy Savings from Cambridge HTHV Direct Gas-Fired Heaters

Linda Hardesty

According to the DOE, unit heaters account for almost 18 percent of commercial space heating energy use, specifically in commercial and industrial areas like warehouses, loading docks and production areas. The DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance commissioned a study to compare Cambridge Engineering’s SA-Series high discharge temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) direct-fired gas heaters against standard   …Continue Reading


Bes-Tech Included in LA Better Buildings Challenge

Linda Hardesty

The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) selected Bes-Tech as a technology partner. Bes-Tech will offer incentives for its energy efficiency systems to Los Angeles-based building owners, managers and contractors. The LABBC, a locally based leadership initiative, aims to achieve a 20 percent energy savings by the year 2020. To date, the LABBC has enrolled   …Continue Reading


Scotland Grocery Store Completes Energy Saving Retrofit

Karen Henry

Scotmid Co-operative unveiled its new energy saving store in Moredun in Edinburgh, Scotland, hailing it as one of the first major sustainability retrofits in the UK. Scotmid Moredun has been outfitted with a range of technologies to reduce energy consumption, including a building management system that uses real-time data to make efficient use of lighting,   …Continue Reading


Texas Wesleyan Spends $6.2M for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth is undergoing a campus-wide infrastructure project to reduce energy use. The $6.2 million project is self-funded and will save the university more than $12 million over the next 15 years. The upgrades are expected to also save more than 7.2 million kWh per year. Brian Franks, executive director for facilities   …Continue Reading


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