Building Systems

IWS Sewage Heat Recovery System Aims to End Waste

Linda Hardesty

International Wastewater Systems has developed a sewage heat recovery system for large residential and commercial buildings that delivers efficiency savings five times the investment. The sewage, once it’s captured and the solids are removed, is put through a heat exchanger  and used to produce 140 degree Fahrenheit water for domestic potable use. The process is 500   …Continue Reading


Commercial BAS Market to Exceed $86B by 2023

Karen Henry

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global revenue for commercial building automation systems (BAS) is expected to grow from $59.3 billion annually in 2013 to $86.7 billion in 2023. At the beginning of 2014, Navigant released a report projecting the BAS market to reach $34 billion by 2021. Growth in the BAS market   …Continue Reading


UTC, TERI Open Center to Promote Energy Efficient Buildings in India

Linda Hardesty

United Technologies Corporation and The Energy and Resources Institute launched Wednesday a center to encourage the development of energy efficiency buildings in India. UTC and TERI announced plans for the center in October.   The Centre of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings opens as the Indian government introduces the Smart City Programme to address the challenge   …Continue Reading


DOE Lists Innovations in Heat Pumps

Linda Hardesty

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, says a US Department of Energy article. The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between a building and the outside air. A heat pump can trim the amount of   …Continue Reading


California Resort Saves More than $300,000 in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Infrastructure upgrades at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California, have generated first-year energy and operational savings of more than $540,000, including nearly $343,000 in energy costs and $203,000 in operational costs. The resort also gained an additional $500,000 in one-time rebates from electrical and gas companies. In recognition of the resort’s commitment to   …Continue Reading


Two New Certifications for HVAC Equipment

Linda Hardesty

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has two new certification programs: Central Station Air-handling Unit Casings (AHUC) and Liquid-to-Liquid Brazed & Fusion Bonded Plate Heat Exchangers (LLBF). The two new programs join AHRI’s 41 other programs, all of which verify the performance ratings for more than 40 product categories by independently verifying manufacturers’ performance   …Continue Reading


EU Heat Pump Market Shows Signs of Recovery

Karen Henry

The number of heat pump units sold in the European heat pump market increased by 3 percent in 2013, according to a new report from the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). The European Heat Pump Market and Statistics Report 2014 includes a compilation of market data and statistics on heat pumps from 21 European countries. After three   …Continue Reading


Biodiesel Blends Approved for Heating Oil

Linda Hardesty

ASTM International, an organization which sets industry consensus standards for fuels and lubricants, has voted to approve performance specifications for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel with traditional heating oil. The move is part of an industry effort to boost the percentage of cleaner burning biodiesel that homeowners and building managers use in oilheat   …Continue Reading


Honda Helps Car Dealers Reduce Building Energy

Linda Hardesty

Honda has developed a comprehensive energy efficiency roadmap for dealerships and similar commercial buildings. Honda is publicly releasing its 93-page “Green Dealer Guide” to help automakers across all brands reduce their environmental footprint. The Honda Green Dealer Guide synthesizes the company’s experience over the past three years helping its US dealers reduce their energy consumption   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


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