How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

How Penn State Medical Center Saved $300K/Year by Improving Chiller Plants

Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center’s energy engineer knew the campus’s chiller plants were efficient, but he believed they could be improved. By optimizing the chiller plants across the campus, the center ensured they were running at peak efficiency, saving electricity costs, using less water, and reducing emissions. In fact, annual energy savings were found to be…

There’s Lots Wrong with Tenant Submetering; Here Are 10 Fixes

There’s Lots Wrong with Tenant Submetering; Here Are 10 Fixes

While it can be a smart move for commercial real estate companies to bill their tenants each month based on the amount of electricity, water and/or gas they consume. But the current process of billing tenants for their actual consumption is inefficient, inaccurate, frustrating and costly. Here are 10 problems with tenant submetering as it stands today and how you can solve them.

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

While the ultimate effects of Hurricane Harvey on the energy industry are still unclear, one thing is certain: the storm has significantly slowed production. Flooding caused by Harvey has forced some of the country’s largest refineries to shut down, including some owned by Exxon Mobil, Shell, … Read more…

Product Announcement: Energy Savings Tool for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Product Announcement: Energy Savings Tool for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

As we’ve reported lately – and of course, as most sustainability and energy management professionals know – the handling of water and wastewater is extremely energy intensive. Now, Fluence Corporation Limited has released its SmartAerator Tornado for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. The company … Read more…

HVAC System Efficiency Comparison Tool Helps Building Professionals Choose

HVAC System Efficiency Comparison Tool Helps Building Professionals Choose

A new total commercial building HVAC comparison tool may help prospective builders, consulting engineers and design-build professionals may seriously simplify the vetting process for HVAC systems during the early design phase. Here’s how.

Michigan PACE Programs Set to Boom, Says Lender

Michigan PACE Programs Set to Boom, Says Lender

The state of Michigan is on the verge of exploding with PACE projects, according to Andy Levin, president of Levin Energy Partners LLC. Levin, who promotes PACE through the company’s Lean & Green Michigan program, says nearly 10 energy management improvement projects in Michigan have taken … Read more…

MA Jail Nabs Juicy Grant for Solar Canopy

MA Jail Nabs Juicy Grant for Solar Canopy

A jail in Greenfield, MA, has received a grant of more than half a million dollars from the state Department of Energy Resources to install a solar canopy.  The $545,000 grant will pay for a 436-kilowatt array expected to offset 26% of the facility’s energy … Read more…

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Carl Icahn’s role as an adviser to President Trump was a conflict of interest related to rules requiring oil refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline, according to an article in The New Yorker. The article came out just days after Icahn stepped down from his … Read more…

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