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Arizona Middle School Wins Design, Energy Conservation Award

Paul Nastu

The Colonel Smith Middle School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. won several awards for its sustainable design and energy saving measures, the US Army announced this week. Among the chief features that the net-zero school boasts is energy efficient lighting that reduces energy used by 80 percent, natural lighting through windows and rain water storage that   …Continue Reading


Aircuity to Save Appalachian State 1GWh Annually

Leon Walker

Appalachian State University is to implement Aircuity’s HVAC energy efficiency products  in three science facilities on its Boone, N.C., campus as part of a larger energy services contract with Pepco Energy Services. Aircuity’s installation within the laboratories and other variable occupancy areas of the buildings will help drive energy savings through optimizing the ventilation rates. Energy savings in   …Continue Reading


Osram Develops Compact LED for Interior Lighting Retrofits

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched a compact, multi-chip, high-power LED designed for interior lighting retrofits. The new LED, known as the Duris S 8, is housed in a new plastic material that makes it resistant to aging at high temperatures and in short-wave light, while still costing less than the ceramic housings typically used, the   …Continue Reading


The Global Market for Smart Building (BEMS) to Smart Grid Software Interfaces

Jennifer Hermes

It is not politically or economically acceptable at this time, in any developed country in the world, to invest all the capital required for Smart Grid and Renewable Power because it could jeopardize economic growth; particularly in the present fragile economic climate. However, the fact remains that to meet the mandatory or proposed CO2 emission   …Continue Reading


BEMS Market Worth ‘$5.6 Billion by 2020′

Leon Walker

The building energy management systems market will be worth $5.6 billion annually by 2020, according to a study by Navigant Research. This is more than double the market’s 2013 value, according to Building Energy Management Systems IT-Based Monitoring and Control Systems for Smart Buildings: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts. The market’s growth will be driven by technology advances as well   …Continue Reading


Data Centers, Utilities Face Similar Demand Problems

Leon Walker

Data center operators seeking to manage peak demand are increasingly facing the same operational, and thus capital spending, challenges, as utilities, according to an article on Forbes.com. Both data centers and utilities need to build capacity to meet consumer demand at peak, not average, levels. This means that attempts to maximize the use of a   …Continue Reading


California Schools Reap Dollars from Prop 39

Linda Hardesty

California schools are gearing up to make energy efficiency improvements with money allocated from Proposition 39, and the onslaught of projects may be a boon to companies involved in energy efficiency retrofits. Proposition 39 was passed in November 2012 to close a corporate tax loophole that benefited out-of-state corporations. It will generate about $1 billion   …Continue Reading


Schools: McKinstry Retrofits Missouri Schools, Stouch Updates Neumann University

Linda Hardesty

The Advance School District in Advance, Mo., hired McKinstry for a series of energy-efficiency upgrades across all schools in the district. McKinstry helped the district secure funding for the project through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for a lighting retrofit that is expected to save the district nearly $13,000 a year on its utility   …Continue Reading


The Renewable Heat Incentive and Biomass Boilers

Jennifer Hermes

Carbon neutrality and being green are words on everyone’s lips at the moment. With continuous pressure to find environmentally friendly methods of working, businesses are taking steps towards reducing carbon footprints in a number of ways. In 2011 the UK government introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the world’s first long-term financial support program for   …Continue Reading


Johns Manville Cuts Lighting Use 80% at Manufacturing Plant

Linda Hardesty

American Energy Solutions has completed a sustainability project at the Johns Manville plant in Richmond, Ind., which allowed the Berkshire Hathaway company to cut its yearly energy consumption in lighting by about 80 percent – or 2.7 million kWh. It included a lighting retrofit in four key areas of the facility – the production and   …Continue Reading


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