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UK Gives $15M for Energy-Saving Pilot

Linda Hardesty

The UK held its first ever Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) auction, giving organizations the chance to bid for $15 million in government funding to reduce their energy demand. The funding will go toward energy saving upgrades and will test whether organizations can provide lasting electricity savings at peak times of demand. This is typically during   …Continue Reading

Kyocera Solar Project Helps Arizona Town Stabilize Electricity Costs

Karen Henry

Kyocera Solar and the town of Parker, Arizona, recently commissioned a 175 kW solar energy project. The effort was developed and financed through Kyocera’s in-house power purchase agreement (PPA) program. The project will include carport installations that will cover portions of the parking areas for Parker’s town hall, library and senior center and shade approximately   …Continue Reading

Resolve to Improve Your Energy Data Management in 2015

Karen Henry

In the spirit of ringing in a more energy efficient new year, Schneider Electric’s blog provides 15 resolutions to help companies more effectively leverage their energy data to achieve energy goals: Measure. Make energy data management a priority, be disciplined in measurement and only track mission-critical data that drives effective reporting and action. Identify unique   …Continue Reading

Reducing Energy Challenges Data Center REITs

Linda Hardesty

Aaron Binkley, director of sustainability at Digital Realty Trust, joined to discuss the unique sustainability challenges facing the data center sector. Digital Realty, a provider of data center and colocation solutions, is offering clients renewable energy certificates (RECs) under its new Clean Start Program.

New Data Center Energy Management Firm Enters Fray

Linda Hardesty

RLE Technologies, a provider of water leak detection systems and web-based monitoring, has established a new division, Future Resource Engineering, to provide data centers with energy management services. The new enterprise will systematically identify facility and operational inefficiencies in enterprise or embedded data centers and implement systems to reduce power usage. Future Resource Engineering administers   …Continue Reading

Walmart Tops EPA’s On-Site Generation List

Karen Henry

Walmart has once again secured its place atop the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) on-site generation Partner list. On January 27, EPA released updated lists of the top Green Power Partners that are choosing to use electricity from renewable sources. The Top 30 On-Site Generation list represents partners generating and consuming the most green power   …Continue Reading

Chesterfield Joins Missouri Clean Energy District

Karen Henry

Chesterfield, Mo., is the latest city to join the Missouri Clean Energy District. Owners of qualifying properties in member communities may apply for lower-interest PACE financing for energy-saving upgrades and retrofits to their property and then repay the financing over a period up to 20 years via additional annual payments on their property tax bills. The   …Continue Reading

Four Utility Trends to Watch as Alternative Energy Solutions Gain Traction

Swapnil Shah

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama underscored the mounting prevalence of a full portfolio of energy solutions including alternative energy, like solar. In view of the diversification of consumer energy options, the utility industry finds itself at a pivotal inflection point and we are beginning to see major shifts in how   …Continue Reading

Reducing Standby Mode for Elevators Saves Energy

Linda Hardesty

Elevators and escalators use only 2-5 percent of the energy in most buildings, but can reach as high as 50 percent during peak operational times, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The “Advancing Elevator Energy Efficiency” report was published with the support of UTC Building & Industrial   …Continue Reading

Roanoke Achieves 16% Energy Savings Since 2009

Linda Hardesty

The city of Roanoke, Va., through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. Roanoke has already achieved 16 percent energy savings since 2009, and its Better Buildings Challenge showcase project, a retrofit of the Berglund Center, is expected to   …Continue Reading

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