Health Care Without Harm Boston is leading the charge for the city’s hospitals to reduce energy usage. As a result of energy conservation and efficiency, Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by 6 percent from January 2011 through the end of 2013, despite expanding their real estate footprint and experiencing more extreme weather.
GE researcher Sumit Bose details a new DOE project that GE will lead, to develop an Enhanced Microgrid Control System (eMCS). This technology is designed to be a key element in keeping the electricity system in Potsdam, NY, up and running for several days should it become disconnected from the main power station.
EPA’s EnergyStar Portfolio Manager is a free online tool that tracks the energy use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions of any type of building. This video shows how to give others the ability to view or edit your property data by sharing properties with them. EPA provides additional Portfolio Manager FAQs.
Industry experts from JLL and the Rocky Mountain Institute explain how smart building technology harnesses data, which can be used to garner insights about building operations and energy use. The discussion is based on a recently released report by CoreNet Global and the Rocky Mountain Institute about sustainability building practices.
A short documentary film showcases examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. The product was developed by the US Department of …Continue Reading
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Most energy storage methods, including batteries, are expensive and difficult to scale. Danielle Fong saw the opportunity to reinvent a classic technology – compressed air – to solve hi-tech energy problems. She developed a method to improve the efficiency of …Continue Reading
An event entitled “Reforming New York’s Energy Vision: Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets” focused on the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative to reform New York’s electric energy industry and regulatory practices to promote greater system-wide efficiency, greater deployment of renewable energy and distributed energy resources, and greater use of …Continue Reading
The US Department of Energy has announced plans to build two new GPU-accelerated supercomputers: “Sierra” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and “Summit” at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Expected to deliver three times greater performance than today’s most powerful system, these two new supercomputers are achieving record performance thanks to new technologies from IBM and NVIDIA, …Continue Reading
Demonstration video showing autonomous vehicles making physical power connections in a simulated disaster field.