Universities Advance More Renewables in Grid

Universities Advance More Renewables in Grid

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has been awarded $3.2 million to lead one of four national consortia to develop distributed technologies to prepare for a national shift from traditional sources of electricity to renewables such as solar and wind. UCF’s winning proposal, Foundations for … Read more…

Key Steps to Making Industrial Energy Management Work to Save More Money

Key Steps to Making Industrial Energy Management Work to Save More Money

Managing energy can be one of the most rewarding and quantifiable components of business sustainability.  However, when trying to start and sustain an energy management program, many businesses encounter challenges  like insufficient allocation of resources, lack of an energy team to share the work, and … Read more…

Energy Mapping Leads to Cost Savings

Energy Mapping Leads to Cost Savings

A long-term, integrated energy master plan is the “only rational approach” to energy efficiency and cost savings in plants, according to a PlantServices article. But before making any investments, start energy mapping, writes Peter Garforth, an energy consultant based in Toledo, Ohio and Brussels, Belgium. … Read more…

Systems Integration: An Energy Management Must

Systems Integration: An Energy Management Must

The key to successfully implementing a comprehensive energy management program is systems integration — being able to simultaneously monitor heating and cooling systems, lighting, production machines and all other energy-consuming equipment, according to Control Engineering. Feras Karim, a senior systems engineer on the energy management … Read more…

Lessons from GM: Systems Integrator Equals $50m Saved, Energy Intensity Quartered

Lessons from GM: Systems Integrator Equals $50m Saved, Energy Intensity Quartered

General Motors saved $50 million in energy costs and reduced its energy intensity 25 percent by working with a systems integrator, according to a report in Control Engineering magazine. Companies can learn from GM’s example and make energy management a competitive advantage by working with … Read more…

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