Top IT Companies Source 14% of Their Energy from Renewables

Linda Hardesty

The percentage of renewable electricity purchased by US companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is growing and will likely increase significantly by the start of the next decade, according to a first-ever analysis by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In looking at the industry, NREL found that 113 ICT   …Continue Reading

Pediatric Clinic Nets $4,000 Rebate for LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Utica Pediatrics worked with BlueRock Energy Services to retrofit its office with LEDs. It had been lit with lamps that were metered at 2700K, close to the color of standard incandescents, according to a Noesis case study. The LED replacement lamps that were installed are rated at 5,000K, the equivalent to daylight. The project saves   …Continue Reading

Electric Submeter Market to Reach by $2.5B by 2025

Karen Henry

Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2024, suggesting strong industry growth, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Global revenue from electric submeters is expected to reach $949.7 million in 2015, with investments in North America and Europe continuing to lead the market. Commercial and industrial building owners   …Continue Reading

Cities Focus on Transportation, Buildings for Energy Goals

Linda Hardesty

A new report from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) looks at 20 American cities and finds that they employ a variety of energy-related actions, policies and programs to improve their energy usage. The most common tactics relate to i) building codes and efficiency certifications; ii) land use planning to cut down on car   …Continue Reading

US Wind Capacity Rebounds in 2014

Karen Henry

After a lackluster year in 2013, cumulative wind power capacity in the United States grew by nearly 8 percent in 2014, bringing the total to nearly 66 GW, according to the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report released by the DOE and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The US ranks second in the world in terms of   …Continue Reading

Power Sector CO2 Emissions Reach 27-Year Low in April

Linda Hardesty

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in the Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Energy Review. In any year, April is typically the month with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions from the   …Continue Reading

Linear, Low-Bay/High-Bay LEDs Have Greatest Market Potential

Karen Henry

Linear and low-bay/high-bay LEDs are the most fertile ground for future energy savings in lighting, according to a new report from the US Department of Energy (DOE). The report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, investigates the current US market adoption and resulting energy savings of LEDs in 10 common white-light applications: A-type,   …Continue Reading

Silicon Module Costs Dip to $0.48/W by 2020, says Lux

Linda Hardesty

High-efficiency silicon technologies are the next wave of solar innovation, raising module efficiencies as high as 24 percent over the next five years, according to Lux Research’s report “Silicon Solar Cell and Module Roadmap.” The emerging technologies – such as passivated emitter, rear-contact (PERC) and metal wrap through (MWT) and even more efficient bifacial cells   …Continue Reading

School Organizational Barriers Inhibit Energy Efficiency Investments

Linda Hardesty

According to a survey commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, almost 9 out of 10 US higher education respondents expect to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next year. Eighty-eight percent of respondents also agree that energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to meet their energy needs while at   …Continue Reading

Commercial HVAC Systems Market to Reach $47.5B in 2024

Karen Henry

The market for energy-efficient commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is expected to more than double, from $22.8 billion in 2015 to $47.5 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Many governments have implemented efficiency regulations specific to commercial buildings, and many building owners have adopted energy-efficient technology as   …Continue Reading

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