Business and non-profit energy users in North Carolina are eligible for solar rebates through a new program from Duke Energy. The $62 million solar rebate program – which will help customers with the upfront cost of installing solar panels on their properties – has been approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
How do you define a building? ‘If your immediate answer is four walls and a roof, it’s time to adjust your thinking,’ says Honeywell’s John Boothroyd. Thanks in part to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), which centers on the fundamental notion of connectivity between everything, from infrastructure to devices, buildings can be more than vessels that shelter an organization.
Portfolio property owners are facing unprecedented pressure from the market to upgrade their building stock to be more intelligent and environmentally sustainable, yet most building energy retrofits miss the distinct needs of their owners. But by using a new toolset encompassing tested and proven best practices, portfolio owners can overcome these challenges and reap savings, RMI says.
Baylor University had a typical chiller plant – it ran well, but it was also a hodgepodge of equipment and was managed manually. Kenneth Haltom and his team suspected that chiller plant optimization would be the best way to increase efficiency and reduce related costs. After optimization, Baylor saved more than