OSRAM SYLVANIA Creates Wireless Version of its Lighting Management System

Linda Hardesty

OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched a wireless version of its Encelium Energy Management System, designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations. The lighting control system is based on the ZigBee Pro network stack and includes wireless managers, sensors, control modules for attaching to light fixtures, and wallstations. The wireless EMS is being installed at the   …Continue Reading

Hospital Electricity Use Not Going Down, Finds Survey

Linda Hardesty

Grumman/Butkus Associates, a firm of energy efficiency consultants and engineers, has released the results of its 2014 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey, focusing on healthcare facilities’ resource usage trends and costs for calendar year 2013. Since the survey was initiated 20 years ago, hospitals’ overall electricity use hasn’t declined, the study finds. Electrical energy reduction measures   …Continue Reading

Pilot Program Partners DOE National Labs with Small Businesses

Karen Henry

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) National Laboratory Impact Initiative has started a Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot program, which aims to increase small business access to the expertise, competencies and infrastructure offered by DOE’s national labs. In order to successfully and effectively research and commercialize technologies, DOE’s national laboratories partner with   …Continue Reading

Princeton Power Systems Converters Chosen for NYC Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

Princeton Power Systems is providing technologies at the heart of energy storage projects in a group of New York City buildings owned by Glenwood. Recently, Glenwood, which builds and owns luxury rental property in Manhattan, contracted with EnerSys and Demand Energy to install 1 MW of energy storage in nine buildings throughout New York City. The project   …Continue Reading

Bloom Energy Installs 300 kW Fuel Cell System for IKEA

Linda Hardesty

IKEA plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through the clean electro-chemical process of fuel cells. The fuel cell system will be   …Continue Reading

Joule Assets Provides Third-Party Financing for Incenergy

Linda Hardesty

Incenergy and Joule Assets announced a new project finance partnership wherein Incenergy will be able to offer in-house financing via Joule Assets to shorten sales cycles of its energy upgrade projects. Based in Austin, Texas, Incenergy offers energy metering, lighting controls, energy management, HVAC retrofits, and integration services globally for the commercial building market, targeting buildings   …Continue Reading

EnerNOC, SunPower Cross Market to Commercial Customers

Linda Hardesty

SunPower entered a three-year partnership agreement with EnerNOC. SunPower will exclusively offer EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software to its commercial and industrial solar customers in the US and Canada. EnerNOC will exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, SunPower will start deploying EnerNOC’s software-as-a-service bundled with solar to its   …Continue Reading

Factors are Favorable for a Rise in Smaller CHP Plants

Karen Henry

While 86 percent of installed combined heat and power (CHP) capacity in the United States serves large industrial and manufacturing sites, the days of new CHP plant installations at large sites are slowing down, according to Cogeneration & Onsite Power Production. CHP plant installations were at an all-time high of 6-7 GW in 2001 and 2002,   …Continue Reading

Obama Advances Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

President Obama signed an Executive Order calling for massive reductions in energy and water use in federal buildings and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from federal fleets. Over the next 10 years, the order will save taxpayers an estimated $18 billion in avoided energy costs, says the administration. The Executive Order directs Federal agencies to: Ensure 25 percent   …Continue Reading

Aerosol-Based Duct Sealing Reduces Energy Use

Linda Hardesty

A new technology, called aeroseal, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding from the EPA and the US Department of Energy among others, provides a new way to seal leaky air ducts. JMD Corporation recently purchased the exclusive rights to the duct sealing technology and formed Aeroseal, a company that will sell the duct   …Continue Reading

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