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Energy Efficiency

NY Building Cuts Energy 29%, Uses 10-Year Financing Scheme

Linda Hardesty

SCIenergy is finalizing a $3.6 million project at 125 Maiden Lane in New York City that is expected to cut energy consumption by 29.5 percent. The project will be entirely paid for through energy savings via SCIenergy’s Managed Energy Services Contract (MESA). Under MESA, the building’s owner – real estate firm Time Equities – will   …Continue Reading

Military Base Adds Second Large Solar Plant

Karen Henry

The US Air Force has signed a lease with NV Energy, paving the way for SunPower Corporation to build a 19-MW solar photovoltaic power system at Nellis AFB. This will be the second solar power system SunPower has built at Nellis AFB. It completed a 14-MW system at the base in 2007, which at the   …Continue Reading

Variable Speed Blowers Save Energy for Effluent Treatment

Linda Hardesty

Pharmaceuticals company Sandoz has achieved up to 17 percent energy efficiency and lower noise levels with Atlas Copco low pressure screw blowers for its effluent treatment plant in Navi Mumbai, India. The aeration process in Sandoz’s effluent treatment plant was previously managed by conventional lobe blowers. After experiencing reliability problems, the company decided to shift   …Continue Reading

Looking for Australia’s First Net Zero Town

Karen Henry

A consortium of energy, community and academic groups are working in conjunction with the New South Wales (NSW) government to find Australia’s first zero net energy town (ZNET), Renew Economy reports. The groups are currently creating a project blueprint and business case for the project, with the goal of creating a system in a rural   …Continue Reading

EPA Releases National Top 100 Green Power Users

Karen Henry

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its National Top 100 Green Power Users with the Green Power Partnership for the second quarter of 2014, and Intel has once again held on to the top spot. The Green Power Partnership (GPP) works with Fortune 500 companies; local, state and federal governments; and colleges and   …Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Jennifer Hermes

Remember when energy efficiency was just a whisper? No, you probably don’t, because that was decades ago! Energy efficiency is not a new concept; it’s not a new idea that you get to use to “disrupt” the built environment. Building energy efficiency is a well-seasoned concept…now, somewhere along the way we decided that efficient meant   …Continue Reading

Direct Energy Expands Energy Services Portfolio

Linda Hardesty

Direct Energy Business has more than 250,000 North American business customers and has been rolling out a portfolio of devices and software to help businesses save energy. Earlier this month, Direct Energy announced a partnership with Nest Labs to offer a Nest thermostat to small businesses in conjunction with a fixed rate for electricity from   …Continue Reading

DOE Invests $6M to Support Building Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. The projects will generate data, case studies and information intended to help commercial building owners adopt new energy efficient technologies, including advanced ventilation, building energy use optimization software,   …Continue Reading

Report Shows How Utilities Stack Up on Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

With cumulative annual energy efficiency savings equivalent to 16–17 percent of their annual retail electric sales in 2012, PG&E, Edison International and Northeast Utilities topped the list of energy performers in a new report released by Ceres and Clean Edge. “Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment” assembles data from more than 10 sources and ranks 32   …Continue Reading

Nationwide Energy Partners Saves with Data

Karen Henry

Nationwide Energy Partners is using a proprietary data collection and analytics platform to extend energy efficiency and cost savings to residents and developers of condominiums and multifamily communities. The data collection and analysis program can provide analytics on such things as individual unit energy consumption, common area usage and leak detection. Nationwide Energy Partners analyzes   …Continue Reading

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