Energy Efficiency

Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B

Karen Henry

Failure to expand New England’s energy infrastructure will lead to $5.4 billion more in energy costs for households and businesses, according to a study commissioned by the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy. These impacts would ramp up from 2016 through 2020, with similar or larger impacts expected beyond that timeframe if infrastructure is not added.   …Continue Reading


The Underfloor Heating Market to Grow

Carl Weinschenk

A Research and Markets report on underfloor heating projects that on a global basis the category will reach a value of $7.9 billion by 2020, which represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 percent. In underfloor heating (UHF) systems, heat is radiated from surface to surface, which turns those surfaces into secondary emitters. This   …Continue Reading


Walgreens Standardizes on EnerNOC’s EIS

Karen Henry

Walgreens has expanded its use of EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software (EIS) to manage utility bills at more than 8,300 sites across the United States. This expanded rollout of EnerNOC’s EIS to manage Walgreens’ 30,000-plus utility bills replaces an incumbent solution. EnerNOC is able to provide global support, conduct robust auditing and automate analyses. The software   …Continue Reading


University of Colorado Researchers Aim at Thermoelectric Power Plants

Carl Weinschenk

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a $3 million federal grant to develop technology to create low-cost supplemental cooling of thermoelectric power plants, according to the university. Cooling is a complicated issue in thermoelectric power generation. Less than half of the energy produced by such facilities is used for power generation. The   …Continue Reading


Smart Apartments for Rent

Carl Weinschenk

  Smart home technology is on the rise, but it is an area that has mostly been available to homeowners rather than renters, because renters are dependent upon their landlords to install such technology. However, NWP – a company that provides smart metering and billing services to apartment complex owners – is set to test   …Continue Reading


Saving Energy in the Supply Chain

David Goldstein

How much energy can we save through efficiency? This question has been addressed in dozens of national or international-level energy studies since before 1980. Some well-known examples of studies that quantify the efficiency potential are those by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, and McKinsey & Company. I listed some 45 good examples of   …Continue Reading


Siemens to Install Microgrid on Native American Reservation

Karen Henry

Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, and Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center have partnered with Siemens to build a community microgrid to power the government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres. The microgrid, funded in part through a $5 million grant from   …Continue Reading


Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption in the Mining Industry

Karen Henry

Electricity accounts for 32 percent of a mine’s total energy use, so finding ways to reduce energy use can result in significant savings for mining companies. Grinding and ventilation offer the greatest potential for reducing energy use in the coal mining industry, according to an article on the World Coal website. In addition to savings achieved   …Continue Reading


2 Michigan Energy Agencies Work with Ameresco on Energy Retrofit of Their Tenant Space

Linda Hardesty

Saginaw Plaza signed a $437,000 energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Ameresco to upgrade its facility in Lansing, Michigan. The facility is currently leased to the State and houses two governmental agencies: the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). MAE/MPSC worked closely with the property owner, Saginaw Plaza, and   …Continue Reading


EMS Identifies $16K in Energy Savings for The North Face in 6 Months

Karen Henry

Panoramic Power’s energy management system (EMS) helped ePlanet Facility Group identify $16,050 in energy savings at four North Face retail locations in less than six months. To meet new sustainability requirements, VF Corp, the parent company of The North Face, was looking for a scalable energy management system that would help drive savings and efficiencies. It   …Continue Reading


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