10 GM Plants Hit Energy Intensity Goals

10 GM Plants Hit Energy Intensity Goals

The General Motors Company announced that 10 plants have met its goal of reducing energy intensity by 10 percent or more in five years or less. The plants are in Baltimore, MD; Rochester, NY; Spring Hill, TN, Arlington, TX; Changwon, South Korea; Jingiao, China, Tonawanda, … Read more…

Northern Ireland’s Parliament Installs Photovoltaics

Northern Ireland’s Parliament Installs Photovoltaics

The capitol of Northern Ireland – the Stormont Parliament Buildings in Belfast – has installed solar panels that are designed to cut operational costs and create green energy. Business Green says that more than 400 Calyxo panels – both super thin and standard – are … Read more…

Why Wireless Control Brightens the Effect of LED Lighting

Why Wireless Control Brightens the Effect of LED Lighting

LED lighting is revolutionizing the lighting industry and creating completely new market conditions. However, unlocking its full potential has been hampered by a lack of simple and easy to install industry standard solutions enabling personal control, energy conservation and compliance with increasingly stringent building standards. … Read more…

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Daikin Applied Cuts Energy Use at The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission HQ

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters is one of the greenest buildings in America, according to American City & County. The building opened in 2012. It uses roof-mounted solar panels to provide as much as 7 percent of its energy. The 13-story structure offers high efficiency … Read more…

Susquehanna Health Grows While Cutting Energy Costs

Susquehanna Health Grows While Cutting Energy Costs

Susquehanna Health cut its utility costs 36 percent per square-foot compared to 2009, according to NorthCentralPA.com. Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s campus has grown by half since 2010, but the actual cost of heating and cooling have decreased by eight percent on an apples-to-apples basis. The … Read more…

Gensets in Demand Response Programs Generate Revenue, Decrease Outages

Gensets in Demand Response Programs Generate Revenue, Decrease Outages

This article is sponsored by ConEdison Solutions. Utilizing distributed generation (DG) assets such as standby generators (gensets) can be one of the most effective and easy ways for building owners and operators to curb electricity load during demand response events, whether using existing gensets or other equipment. Distributed … Read more…

Standard Chartered Bank Slashes Energy Use

Standard Chartered Bank Slashes Energy Use

Smart technology retrofit into the Standard Chartered Bank’s offices in Singapore in 2013 and 2014 have achieve energy savings of 60 percent and reduced lighting fixtures by six percent, according to a story in the South China Morning Post. The Redwood Building Intelligence Platform is from … Read more…

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LEDs Save Tulsa Water Treatment Plant $22K Annually

The A.B. Jewell Water Treatment Plant in Tulsa has cut its energy bill by $22,000 annually and kept employees happy by updating its lighting, according to a Dialight case study posted at Water Online. The story suggests that the driver wasn’t economics, but the inconvenience of … Read more…

Leviton’s Omnistat 3 Checks Into Hotels to Control Room Energy Waste

Leviton’s Omnistat 3 Checks Into Hotels to Control Room Energy Waste

Leviton has introduced the Omnistat 3 Hospitality Thermostat, which is customized for guest room energy management. The device has a capacitive touch face and, when paired with the Leviton Lumina RF load controls and sensors, provides guest room control for hospitality rooms and suites. There … Read more…

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