How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

Shifting an organization’s culture requires a willingness to challenge the status quo and step outside the comfort zone, says Charles Chapman, director of energy and reliability engineering for Shaw Industries. Chapman’s group at the global flooring product company used to focus primarily on the engineering … Read more…

Rebates Offered to HVAC Contractors for Use of Energy Efficient Systems

Rebates Offered to HVAC Contractors for Use of Energy Efficient Systems

An online, user-friendly rebate tool has been implemented recently that allows HVAC contractors to search for local and national rebates or incentives available on energy efficient light commercial LG air conditioning systems. Some rebates on energy efficient LG products can total $2,500. The online tool … Read more…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

Companies and organizations are increasingly seeing their efforts to reduce energy use pay off, but after the low-hanging fruit like upgraded lighting and HVAC has been harvested, companies are wondering “what’s next?” Often, they’re finding, the answer to that question is renewables, according to Facility … Read more…

C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

(Pictured: Brookly Navy Yard) Commercial customers of Con Edison in New York and New Jersey will benefit from the energy-delivery company’s five-year smart meter installation program that starts this year, Con Edison’s chairman and CEO John McAvoy told employees at its annual meeting yesterday. The … Read more…

Ingersoll Rand: On Track to Reduce Carbon Footprint by 50 MMT by 2030

Ingersoll Rand: On Track to Reduce Carbon Footprint by 50 MMT by 2030

Ingersoll Rand, a diversified industrial company based in Davidson, North Carolina, shared progress this week toward its global Climate Commitment – a pledge made by the organization in 2014 at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and UN Climate Summit to reduce the environmental impacts of its operations and product portfolio.

C&I Ratepayers to Get Tax Break for Solar in Florida

C&I Ratepayers to Get Tax Break for Solar in Florida

Business energy advocacy group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) lauded the Florida Legislature on May 3 for passing Senate Bill 90, Renewable Energy Source Devices, which provides tax incentives to commercial and industrial ratepayers that buy and install solar energy systems. Residential customer-generators already have those incentives.

WWF Report: Fortune 500 Companies Saved $3.7 Billion in 2016 by Adopting Clean Energy Goals

WWF Report: Fortune 500 Companies Saved $3.7 Billion in 2016 by Adopting Clean Energy Goals

Nearly half of American businesses on the Fortune 500 list are adopting clean energy goals –saving nearly $3.7 billion annually and preventing pollution equivalent to the emissions of 45 coal-fired power plants – according to findings of Power Forward 3.0, a report by the World Wildlife Fund and its partners being released to the public tomorrow.

Wells Fargo Expands Clean Technology Incubator Program Beyond Commercial Buildings

Wells Fargo Expands Clean Technology Incubator Program Beyond Commercial Buildings

On April 13, financial services provider Wells Fargo announced a $20 million expansion of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program launched in 2014, designed to facilitate early-stage technologies that reduce the energy impact of commercial buildings.

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing has formed a small venture-capital division called HorizonX to “turn new ideas and businesses into reality” – among them, a pioneering enterprise to develop a small hybrid-electric aircraft that would be suitable for regional consumer travel, “out to a thousand miles,” and that could be built “by the 2020s.”

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three more Apple suppliers have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture components for the Cupertino, California-based technology titan, an executive of the company told Bloomberg Technology on April 13.

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