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Energy Efficiency Doesn’t Sell, But It Can

Energy Manager Today Staff

Over the last two years my company has had the privilege of talking with hundreds of building owners, managers, and project stakeholders through the Noesis community about energy efficiency in their facilities. Primarily we were looking to understand how they perceived their energy usage and if/how they could be helped to achieve greater efficiency. In   …Continue Reading

12 Organizations Honored for Energy Efficient Parking Facilities

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department joined the non-profit Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign to recognize 12 organizations that are leading the way in efficient parking lot and parking garage lighting. Combined, these winners are saving nearly 45 million kWh and $4 million per year by upgrading to high efficiency lighting in 500,000 parking spaces nationwide.   …Continue Reading

One Degree Thermostat Change Could Save NYC Buildings $145M Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Analyzing publicly available building data, Retroficiency’s Building Genome Project mapped the characteristics of New York City’s 30,000-commercial-building portfolio to develop energy models. The Building Genome Project maps the hundreds of distinct markers that influence how a building consumes energy. These markers, composed of mechanical equipment, construction materials, fuel sources, operational characteristics and more, make up   …Continue Reading

Microsoft, UTSA Sign Data Center Distributed Energy Agreement

Energy Manager Today Staff

The University of Texas at San Antonio and Microsoft have announced a three-year agreement to research and develop sustainable technologies aimed at making data centers more energy efficient. The multi-disciplinary research will focus on expanding business opportunities for new distributed energy technology that reduces energy consumption and emissions, improve reliability and contribute to a sustainable   …Continue Reading

Investor Confidence Project Comes to Texas

William Opalka

An innovative program to standardize investment protocols in energy efficiency programs is coming to Texas with the introduction of Keeping PACE in Texas. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said it is dedicated to bringing property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs to the state. The do-it-yourself toolkit embeds energy efficiency protocols developed by EDF’s Investor Confidence   …Continue Reading

Detroit Schools Leverage Tax Credits for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Detroit Public Schools is utilizing $150,000 of up to $1.8 million in energy tax credits to plan and design energy efficiency projects at 10 schools. Additional schools will be targeted for energy efficiency assessments and upgrades with the remaining tax credits. The projects will include swapping of incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and   …Continue Reading

Small Box Retail: Think Outside the Energy Box

Energy Manager Today Staff

Energy Management Systems (EMS’s) are ubiquitous in the big box retail environment, and even in medium box stores, but have been less so in small box retail (defined for our purposes as facilities under 10,000 sq. ft.), although that appears to be changing. What has been unique about the small box world, and why are   …Continue Reading

Luxury Apartments Opt for Ecosystem Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Meriton Serviced Apartments (MSA) installed the Ecosystem wireless occupancy-based energy management system in 178 of its luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia. Ecosystem is a part of a suite of energy retrofit products offered by Delaware start-up Efficiency Grid, which specializes in the hotel industry. The project was managed by Efficiency Grid’s Australian service provider, Smart Hotel   …Continue Reading

University of Alberta Taps Aircuity for Lab Ventilation

Energy Manager Today Staff

Airside efficiency company Aircuity’s Western Canadian representative Aqua Air Systems has been awarded a five-year contract with the University of Alberta to install Aircuity products in at least three buildings on campus. The Katz Group Centre, the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences are all slated for   …Continue Reading

Fluorescent Tubes: DOE Requires Better Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy issued a pre-publication notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps.  The tube-shaped fluorescent lamps covered by the ruling consume almost five percent of all national electricity consumption, according to a blog posting on the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC applauds the   …Continue Reading

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