Behind the Meter Podcast: A New Metric for Datacenter Cooling

Behind the Meter Podcast: A New Metric for Datacenter Cooling

Earlier this month, The Green Grid released a datacenter performance metric aimed at enabling energy and facility managers to make more informed cooling decisions. The new metric, according the organization, builds on the success of power usage effective (PUE). PUEr, according to The Green Grid, Future Facilities CTO Mark Seymour, adds IT thermal conformance and resilience to the mix.

Behind the Meter Podcast: Pushing Sustainability, Efficiency with Green Leases

Behind the Meter Podcast: Pushing Sustainability, Efficiency with Green Leases

Leases present a unique set of challenges to energy efficiency and renewable energy proponents. For instance, aligning the beneficiary with the party paying for improvements can be tricky. In the big picture, however, green leases can be a winner all around. Last month, the Institute … Read more…

White House Just Gave Energy Storage a Big Push

White House Just Gave Energy Storage a Big Push

President Obama is determined that one of his lasting legacies become the expansion of the New Energy Economy, which includes renewables, microgrids and energy storage. To that end, last week, he launched a new series of executive orders to achieve such measures — with this set focused on energy storage.

Behind the Meter Podcast: Greater Refrigerator Efficiency is a Cool Idea

Owners and managers of facilities that rely on refrigeration — such as supermarkets and convenience stores — must sigh every time they see a case door open and a customer pause for what probably seems like hours choosing their drink or ice cream flavor. The … Read more…

Behind the Meter Podcast: Bill Barnes on Vac-Con’s Long Migration to LEDs

Behind the Meter Podcast: Bill Barnes on Vac-Con’s Long Migration to LEDs

Not all companies move uniformly from one type of legacy lighting to LEDs. For some, it’s a more complex journey. One such company is Vac-Con, which is a Green Grove Springs, FL-based manufacturer of heavy duty, truck-mounted machines. Bill Barnes, the company’s Continuous Improvement Manager, said … Read more…

Behind the Meter Podcast: Randy Gaines on Hilton’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP with Whole Foods

What happens when teams of energy efficiency professionals from completely different industries drop by and check out the energy efficiency the other’s operation? According to Randy Gaines, the Vice President of Operations and New Business Development for Hilton Worldwide, the answer is that plenty of … Read more…

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