California on Track for Major Energy Savings

California on Track for Major Energy Savings

The California Energy Commission (CEC) unanimously adopted energy-saving targets as mandated by the Clean Energy & Pollution Reduction Act (Senate Bill 350). The CEC report concludes that meeting the energy-savings target is well within the state’s grasp. Current and planned initiatives—such as advancing building energy codes and equipment efficiency … Read more…

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE  – Intel Corporation

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE – Intel Corporation

“…The generation source is very dirty coal and the back-up generation is diesel. The reliability is poor and the environmental impact is severe, while the electricity grid rates are fairly high. We identified a solution using on-site fuel cells that would make incredible improvement in all deficient areas. Although there was no presence of

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Senior corporate executives are increasingly seeing emissions reductions initiatives as strategic business opportunities, but their ambitious proposals get degraded over time due in large part to criticism from shareholders, according to an Australian study published in the Academy of Management journal. Christopher Wright, professor of … Read more…

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…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Monticello Vineyards in Napa, CA, has installed a solar system expected to offset 95% of their utility bill and saving the company thousands each month in electricity costs. The solar PV system, provided and installed by SolarCraft, includes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels which will … Read more…

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Nearly a fifth of energy consumed in the US is used by commercial buildings – but building owners and managers have a number of options when it comes to reducing that energy consumption and increasing their margins, from simple behavioral changes to easy updates to … Read more…

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