Delta Controls/Copper Analytics - Click Here.

Sectors

Honeywell Integrates LEED Dynamic Plaque

Linda Hardesty

The US Green Building Council is integrating its new LEED Dynamic Plaque near-real-time monitoring tool with building automation technology from Honeywell. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED   …Continue Reading


GM Installs 2.2 MW Solar Array at Factory

Linda Hardesty

General Motors’ new 2.2 MW ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014 at its Lordstown, Ohio, complex. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be GM’s largest solar installation in the Western Hemisphere. The renewable energy produced by the array is enough to power   …Continue Reading


True or False: Saving Energy in the Workplace Automatically Drives Productivity

Bob Best

Short answer: False. Corporate sustainability programs often have a halo effect, perpetuating the myth that green initiatives inherently improve employee engagement. But not all sustainability measures are created equal when it comes to employee impact. Energy savings drawn from reduced heating or cooling requirements can be offset, for example, when employees are too hot or   …Continue Reading


Kit Does Demand Response for Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Universal Devices is offering its Energy Management In a Box – a demand response system configured for the small and medium business market. The system complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and uses OpenADR. Energy Management In a Box combines Universal Devices’ ISY994 Automation platform with up to 64 smart thermostats. The programmability of   …Continue Reading


Lockheed Makes Breakthrough in Fusion Energy

Karen Henry

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the feasibility of building a compact 100 MW reactor—a technological breakthrough in fusion energy that could pave the way in developing new power sources, Reuters reports. Measuring seven feet by 10 feet, the reactor is 10 times smaller than current reactors. Not only would compact nuclear fusion produce less waste than   …Continue Reading


Protect School Air Quality During Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Says EPA

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while they conduct energy efficiency upgrades. These renovation and construction activities can create dust, introduce new contaminants and contaminant pathways, create or aggravate moisture problems, and result in inadequate ventilation in occupied spaces. EPA’s Energy Savings Plus Health:   …Continue Reading


FERC Accepts Pre-filing for PennEast Natural Gas Pipeline

Linda Hardesty

PennEast Pipeline says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved its request to initiate the pre-filing review process for an interstate natural gas pipeline. The proposed 108-mile, 36-inch natural gas pipeline will be designed to transport 1 Bcf/day. Current plans call for the pipeline to run from Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania to Transco’s   …Continue Reading


Minneapolis Utilities Form Clean Energy Partnership with City

Linda Hardesty

The Minneapolis City Council approved agreements with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy that will establish a City-utility Clean Energy Partnership to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. The Clean Energy Partnership came about following discussions over renewing the City’s franchise agreements with the two utilities. Many communities in Minnesota negotiate franchise agreements with   …Continue Reading


Crops Consume More Energy than Livestock

Karen Henry

The US agriculture industry used nearly 800 trillion Btu of energy in 2012. According to an analysis from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), crop operations consume much more energy than livestock operations, and energy expenditures for crops account for a higher percentage of farm operating costs. Agricultural energy consumption includes direct and indirect energy consumption. Direct   …Continue Reading


Liquid-Cooled Supercomputer Saves NREL $1M in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Crunching a quadrillion calculations per second takes a lot of energy, so it’s not surprising that supercomputing data centers generate a lot of heat. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a supercomputer that uses warm water to cool its servers and then reuses that water   …Continue Reading


Energy Manager Today Newsletter - Click Here.