Energy Audits

Report: Global Industrial Energy Efficiency Sector Worth $10.18B in 2020

Carl Weinschenk

The global industrial energy efficiency services market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6 percent during the next four years, according to Technavio. The report, which tracks the market from last year through 2020, says that its value will be $10.18 billion at the end of the study period. The   …Continue Reading


Want to Improve Building Efficiencies? Get Peer Reviewed and Employees Engaged

Ken Silverstein

A key step to improving building efficiencies is to have companies visit the sites of others and to learn from their experiences.


NYC Hospitals Reduce Energy Use by 10 Percent

Carl Weinschenk

A number of strategies – including new boilers, deployment of LEDs and new steam traps – have led to significant gains.


Denver May Track Building Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

The Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness subcommittee moved forward with an ordinance that would require commercial and multifamily buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to measure and report energy use, according to Denverite. The proposal is slated for a vote of the full city council on Dec. 19. The story says that   …Continue Reading


Audits Key to Efficient Farming

Carl Weinschenk

The good news is that there are many ways to improve performance in agricultural settings. All the farmers have to do is find them.


In the Quest for Efficiency, Nothing is More Important than Quality Measurement Tools

Carl Weinschenk

Whether the tools are cutting edge or old school, the key to efficiency is deep knowledge of how energy is being used.


Orem, UT Gets an Energy Facelift

Carl Weinschenk

Orem, with a population of almost 90,000 (according to the 2010 census), is the fifth largest city in Utah. An ongoing project has grown from street light replacements to encompass a wide variety of energy upgrades and retrofits. The city’s initial goal was to replace 5,128 street lights. Before the issuance of a request for   …Continue Reading


Are Energy Reporting Requirements a Slippery Slope?

Carl Weinschenk

Making building owners report energy usage leads to more efficiency. But how big a step is it toward mandating changes?


Dubuque Meeting Hears About Energy Audits

Carl Weinschenk

A presentation given this week by Alliant Energy on retro-commissioning to Dubuque business people and municipal officials detailed how the process can improve operations in their offices and facilities. TH Online reports that the meeting, which was held at Diamond Jo Casino, was attended by about 60 people. The group was told that buildings are   …Continue Reading


New York City Study Conclusion: Benchmarking Works

Carl Weinschenk

Researchers found that simply informing owners of how their buildings are performing results in improvements in energy efficiency and greater use of renewables.