Energy Efficient Behavior

Occupancy Sensors and LEDs Evolve in Unison

Carl Weinschenk

The switch to LEDs and the increasing sophistication of occupancy sensors can generate big benefits – especially if the two steps are strategically coordinated.

ComEd Awards $1.2M in Credits

Carl Weinschenk

ComEd’s Peak Time Savings (PTS) program has earned customers more than $1.2 million in credits in exchange for their efforts to reduce electric usage, according to the company. The program was introduced during the summer of 2015. It provides customers a $1 bill credit for every kilowatt hour of energy reducing during peak time savings hours, which   …Continue Reading

Ingersoll Rand’s Scott Tew: Focus on Systems

Carl Weinschenk

The emergence of the Internet of Things and other sophisticated technologies gives energy managers potent capabilities that they never had before.

Local, State and the Federal Government Excel at Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

It’s interesting that government at the local, state and federal levels do a better job than private industry of driving energy efficiency. The good news is that both sides continue to up their games.

EDF: Energy Efficiency Now Strategic and Central

Carl Weinschenk

The Environmental Defense Fund places graduate fellows in commercial and industrial companies. The news from the front lines is good

AEEE: Efficiency Rising as an Energy Resource

Carl Weinschenk

It’s a bit counter-intuitive to think of energy efficiency as a resource. But the AEEE did just that – and found that it is third in the electric generation segment. And it may top the list in 2030.

Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Final Rule Released by DoE

Carl Weinschenk

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) this week released a final rule for some types of walk-in coolers and freezers, according to the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). It is a long process. ASAP says that a final ruling for walk-in coolers and freezers were established in 2014. At that point, however, the Air-Conditioning, Heating,   …Continue Reading

Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading

Iron Mountain Beats Energy, Emissions Goals

Carl Weinschenk

Iron Mountain has published its Corporate Responsibility Report for last year. The report says that the storage and information management company achieved a year-over-year energy use reduction of 12 percent. The goal going into the year was a 3 percent reduction. The company also reported that it reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 16.4 percent. This   …Continue Reading

Challenge: Computers Use Far Too Much Energy

Carl Weinschenk

The bad news is that PCs and other computer gear use so much electricity that an energy crisis is not far off. The good news is that progress is being made — and that steps to curb consumption can be implemented immediately.