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Sheridan College Opens Energy Laboratory

Karen Henry

Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, has announced the grand opening of its Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory at the Davis Campus in Brampton. The lab was designed and project managed by Renteknik Group. The project focused on the integration
 of four renewable energy sources—solar PV and thermal, fuel cell, wind turbine and micro hydro—with a battery   …Continue Reading

Chimney Enables Free-Air Cooling for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Cannon T4 says its new Cocooning Chimney works as part of a free-air cooling system, which uses ambient air to remove the heat from a data center. Cannon says a key challenge is providing the correct balance between cold aisle temperature, IT equipment fan speed and hot air return temperature. Cocooning via a vertical chimney   …Continue Reading

How to Enhance Power and Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Vic Shao

Public funding and supportive government policies have been a boon that has sparked innovation, technological advances, private sector investment and job creation in renewable energy, clean technology and energy efficiency across the US. Spurred forward by pioneering legislation, such as California’s AB 2514 energy storage mandate, this pattern of “green” socioeconomic development and growth is now   …Continue Reading

Ford Spends $25M on LEDs at Factories

Linda Hardesty

Ford Motor Company is beginning to install $25 million of LED lighting at its manufacturing facilities across the globe. The 25,000 new LED fixtures will replace traditional high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lights, and are expected to reduce Ford’s energy use at manufacturing facilities by 56 million kWh annually, equating to an up to 70 percent   …Continue Reading

Air Force Academy Pushes Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

From August 2013 to August 2014 the US Air Force Academy reduced its electrical use by 3.3 million kWh. The Academy invested in high efficiency lighting, installing about 1,250 LEDs throughout the base. The LEDs consume 40 percent less electricity at the same or higher lighting levels than high-pressure sodium fixtures. The Academy is in   …Continue Reading

Banks Invest $82M in Energy Projects at UK Hospitals

Linda Hardesty

The UK’s Green Investment Bank and Rabobank Group’s De Lage Landen unit are investing $82 million on energy efficiency projects at UK hospitals, reports Bloomberg. The two banks are each providing $41 million to help the National Health Service save on its annual $1.2 billion energy bill. The first project the banks are funding is   …Continue Reading

Ammonia Chiller 20% More Energy Efficient

Linda Hardesty

Industrial refrigeration manufacturer Azane has launched its energy efficient, packaged ammonia chiller, Azanechiller, in the United States. As HCFC-22 (also known as R-22) is being phased out as a refrigerant, Azane says its Azanechiller overcomes environmental concerns because ammonia is a natural refrigerant with non-ozone depleting credentials and will not be affected by the HFC   …Continue Reading

Top Five Energy Traps Every Customer Should Know About

Swapnil Shah

There’s an interesting shift happening in the energy industry today that’s opening the door for innovative technologies. Utility companies are changing their ways by moving beyond simply sending bills to customers, and instead fostering two-way conversations: engaging customers by providing insight into their energy usage, and building applications that help consumers make more informed choices   …Continue Reading

LED Security Light Replaces HIDs

Linda Hardesty

GE says its Evolve LED security light provides an energy-efficient alternative to traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) security lights. The LED has a rated lifetime of 100,000 hours and is designed for such applications as outdoor work yards, commercial and roadside establishments, and roadway lighting in rural areas. The light provides similar durability as traditional security   …Continue Reading

Skyline Innovations Rebrands, Launches Energy Brokerage Business

Karen Henry

Skyline Innovations has leveraged a $7 million investment to rebrand and expand its business offerings. The company, which had recently launched an energy brokerage line of business, announced that it changed its name to Nextility to reflect its expansion. Nextility Power and Gas offers energy brokerage and procurement services primarily to small businesses in the   …Continue Reading

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