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Energy Efficiency

California Resort Saves More than $300,000 in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Infrastructure upgrades at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California, have generated first-year energy and operational savings of more than $540,000, including nearly $343,000 in energy costs and $203,000 in operational costs. The resort also gained an additional $500,000 in one-time rebates from electrical and gas companies. In recognition of the resort’s commitment to   …Continue Reading


Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Karen Henry

Data center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center. Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Decathlon monitors the control room   …Continue Reading


Congress Extends Energy Tax Credits Through 2014

Linda Hardesty

Over the weekend, the 113th Congress took action on several bills that will affect energy efficiency, according to Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Congress appropriated money for the rest of the 2015 fiscal year, including $1.93 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable   …Continue Reading


Pumps Help Net-Zero Campus Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

A greenhouse at Chatham University in Pittsburgh Penn., is serviced by Stratos energy saving pumps with electronic commutated motors from Wilo USA. The pumps help maintain soil temperature for year-round plant growth. Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus has been built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living. Eden Hall has been designed   …Continue Reading


EU Heat Pump Market Shows Signs of Recovery

Karen Henry

The number of heat pump units sold in the European heat pump market increased by 3 percent in 2013, according to a new report from the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). The European Heat Pump Market and Statistics Report 2014 includes a compilation of market data and statistics on heat pumps from 21 European countries. After three   …Continue Reading


Honda Helps Car Dealers Reduce Building Energy

Linda Hardesty

Honda has developed a comprehensive energy efficiency roadmap for dealerships and similar commercial buildings. Honda is publicly releasing its 93-page “Green Dealer Guide” to help automakers across all brands reduce their environmental footprint. The Honda Green Dealer Guide synthesizes the company’s experience over the past three years helping its US dealers reduce their energy consumption   …Continue Reading


Boston Hospitals Cut Energy Use 6%, Despite Facility Growth

Linda Hardesty

As a result of energy conservation and efficiency, Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by 6 percent from January 2011 through the end of 2013, despite expanding their real estate footprint and experiencing more extreme weather, according to a new report “Metropolitan Boston Health Care Energy Profile for 2011-2013.” The report analyzed over 18,000   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


Chicago Spends $1.6M More for Energy Efficiency in Apartment Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The 50th building has joined Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative, a voluntary effort to reduce energy use by 20 percent within 5 years. In addition to the Commercial Buildings Initiative milestone, the city also announced a new joint partnership with Elevate Energy to implement comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades in 2,500 electric heated apartment units and   …Continue Reading


Drycleaners Reduces Lighting Costs 70% at Processing Plant

Linda Hardesty

Zoots dry cleaning and laundry’s 42,000-sq-foot processing facility in Brockton, Mass., retrofitted its lighting to energy efficient LEDs. The project was completed by Energy Source of Providence, RI, and consisted of replacing just over 500 outdated high-bay fluorescent lighting fixtures inside the plant with LEDs. Energy Source also installed an Internet-based system to monitor and   …Continue Reading


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