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Detroit Schools Leverage Tax Credits for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Detroit Public Schools is utilizing $150,000 of up to $1.8 million in energy tax credits to plan and design energy efficiency projects at 10 schools. Additional schools will be targeted for energy efficiency assessments and upgrades with the remaining tax credits. The projects will include swapping of incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and   …Continue Reading


Peak Load Incentives Boosted in New York City

William Opalka

Peak load incentives for the expected surge in electricity demand this summer have been boosted by 60 percent over last year’s level in New York City. Energy services company ConEdison Solutions is telling developers, building owners and institutions to take advantage of major increases in the incentives offered to large energy users. The proposed incentive   …Continue Reading


Demand Response the Best Cure for Ailing Grid in Texas

Energy Manager Today Staff

The Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has, yet again, kicked the can down the road on securing reliable energy to power the state’s growing population. The PUC, the state agency charged with managing electricity rates, meets to securely plan for the future, yet they continue to delay planning meetings. This will benefit no one in   …Continue Reading


Wind Subsidies Ended

William Opalka

The wind production tax credit ended on January 1 without Congressional action, along with several other credits that affect various industries. What has become an annual or semi-annual ritual – tax credits expire and Congress either enacts them last minute or revives them retroactively – is now uncertain. A tax reform proposal from Sen. Max   …Continue Reading


Utility Rebate Gives Buffalo Hotel 50% ROI in 11 Months

Linda Hardesty

Salvatore’s Grand Hotel in Buffalo, NY, is saving energy from a joint technology partnership between ZENO Controls and its subsidiary Verve Living Systems. The technology uses the wireless Verve Keycard Switch to communicate with room HVAC and bedside lamps via the ZENO gateway with InnPoint Software. For its energy saving efforts, the local utility, New   …Continue Reading


Georgia Farmers Get Rebates for Energy-Efficient Irrigation Motors

Linda Hardesty

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) is offering a second round of its Georgia Agricultural Irrigation Motor (AIM) Program, an incentive program designed to help Georgia farmers become more energy-efficient. The Georgia AIM Program will provide farmers with a rebate to replace inefficient diesel irrigation engines with energy-efficient electric irrigation motors. The rebates will cover   …Continue Reading


Building Owner Fights Utility Over Submetering

Linda Hardesty

The Connecticut General Assembly made submetering of multi-unit buildings legal in the state this year, but a conflict has arisen because a utility, United Illuminating, says submetered buildings are not eligible for energy efficiency incentives. Submetering allows building owners to charge individual tenants for the energy they actually use, rather than splitting up the cost   …Continue Reading


Las Vegas School District Saves $12,500 per Day from Lighting Retrofit

Linda Hardesty

The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas – the fifth largest school district in the nation – retrofitted lighting at 152 of the older schools in its 357-school district and is reaping savings of $12,500 per day, based on the 180-day school year. Nevada’s primary utility NV Energy partnered with the school district   …Continue Reading


Traditional Breads Saves 14.8% on Energy with HVAC Technologies

Linda Hardesty

Smartcool Systems products – provided through its distributor SmartACR – were installed to cut the energy consumption of the air conditioning and refrigeration systems at Traditional Breads in Lynn, Mass. The large commercial bakery has seen annual energy savings of 264,723 kWh from the 18 Smartcool ECO3 units and 2 ESM units in its 83,177-sq-foot   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency & Behavior

Energy Manager Today Staff

Carrie Armel presents Energy Efficiency & Behavior to students at the Energy@Stanford & SLAC Conference on September 11, 2013.


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