Conservation

Energy Efficiency at Heart of FBI HQ Planning

Carl Weinschenk

Energy efficiency is expected to be at the center of planning and construction of the replacement building for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) headquarters. The site of the new facility has not yet been chosen. ConstructionDive says that “the building will likely feature the energy-efficient features for which federal government buildings have become known.”   …Continue Reading


Using the Environment for Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.


Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

LEED, the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM are important because they save energy, improve owners’ images and allow higher rents to be charged. Energy managers are on the front lines of implementation.


Amazon Accelerates Renewables Use in AWS Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Amazon Web Services said this week that its data centers will run on 50 percent renewable energy by the end of next year, according to GeekWire. The announcement was made at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas by Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton. The portion that will come from renewables is five percent more than   …Continue Reading


Cooling Data Centers Through Liquid Immersion

Carl Weinschenk

The innovative approach is gaining as data centers struggle to meet exploding demand while limiting increases in power utilization.


DoE Offers Native American Funding

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) last week on deployment fund availability for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Mondaq says that the law firm Holland & Knight said that eligible applicants include tribal governments, Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations,   …Continue Reading


IKEA Builds Sustainability, Energy Savings

Carl Weinschenk

The furniture retailer is deploying fuel cells and solar. The two approaches complement each other–but will they connect?


Naperville, IL, Almost Ready for Consumer Energy Management

Carl Weinschenk

Naperville, IL, will offer electricity users in the city advanced management and control over their use online this spring – once a cyber security study is completed. The Daily Herald says that the system was designed by city staffers. It will enable customers to compare electricity use on a monthly, daily or hourly basis. The city   …Continue Reading


Vigilent, Siemens Addressing Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Vigilent and Siemens have entered a reseller partnership in North America. Vigilent will provide its Dynamic Cooling Management System and Siemens will contribute its Demand Flow technology, the press release says. The companies’ combined platfform will offer thermal optimization technology aimed at data center cooling in a facility’s chiller plant and “white space,” which is   …Continue Reading


Drawing Energy from Wastewater

Carl Weinschenk

Cambrian Innovation promises a triple win: Clean water, free electricity and reduced carbon emissions.