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Commercial PACE Financing Keeping Pace

Carl Weinschenk

Property Assisted Clean Energy financing is making progress on the commercial side. But obstacles and uncertainties–including a potential change in approach by the incoming administration–cloud the future.

Using the Environment for Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.

State Utility Commissions Now Want Their Utilities To Improve Cybersecurity Efforts

Ken Silverstein

When Michigan utility commissioners issued an order to have their staff ensure that utilities are doing their utmost to prevent hacks, they did so out of fear that a cyber invasion could shut down the grid and hence cost the state millions of dollars in lost commerce. The move is a harbinger of things to come.

Stretch Codes Pull Toward Green Communities

Carl Weinschenk

Existing construction and renovation standards are becoming baselines which support more stringent requirements.

Cooling Data Centers Through Liquid Immersion

Carl Weinschenk

The innovative approach is gaining as data centers struggle to meet exploding demand while limiting increases in power utilization.

User: Ice Storage Slashes Electricity Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Freezing water at night and using it for cooling the next day drastically cut how much one company spends on air conditioning.

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.

Energy Performance Contracts Facilitate Big Changes for CA School District

Carl Weinschenk

The Hacienda la Puente Unified School District in Industry City is working with Schneider Electric on a six-year, four-phase project.

IKEA Builds Sustainability, Energy Savings

Carl Weinschenk

The furniture retailer is deploying fuel cells and solar. The two approaches complement each other–but will they connect?

The Changing Face of Energy Efficiency Codes

Carl Weinschenk

New technology and an increased interest in efficiency and renewables are changing the equation.