Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

Product Announcement: REopt Lite’s Fresh Features Gauge Costs of Solar+Storage, Bypass Pricey Experts

A new tool is available for building owners and energy managers that will allow them to easily evaluate the costs and benefits of solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems (solar+storage) to power critical building loads when grid outages occur. The newly released features of the NREL online solar+storage optimization tool, REopt Lite offer enhanced

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

CA Building Code Requires Rooftop Solar for New Apartment Buildings

The California Energy Commission voted unanimously this week to update the state’s building code to require rooftop solar panels on all new apartment building and condo construction starting January 1, 2020.

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-scale solar is a fast-growing segment and, in fact, is growing much faster than utility-scale and rooftop solar in the past few years, according to executives from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). They believe community-scale solar has the possibility to

New Paper Says Emissions Cuts Should Start with Buildings, Not Transportation

New Paper Says Emissions Cuts Should Start with Buildings, Not Transportation

    A new study co-authored by an MIT professor says the best way for cities to reduce emissions is to focus on residential buildings, not transportation. The research paper, “Intersecting Residential and Transportation CO2 Emissions,” analyzes how extensively local planning policies could either complement the Obama … Read more…

Reno Goes the Route of Energy Efficiency

Reno Goes the Route of Energy Efficiency

  Reno, Nevada, launched a new program to energy and water efficiency in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings. The program, “ReEnergzie Reno,” aims to improve efficiency 20% by 2025. And, according to kolotv.com, the City of Reno is inviting CEOs, higher education presidents, state and … Read more…

How to Reduce Energy Costs in Multifamily Buildings

How to Reduce Energy Costs in Multifamily Buildings

Inefficient lighting, outdated HVAC systems and lack of data collection are three main reasons managers and owners of multi-family buildings overspend on energy costs. As proudgreenbuilding.com reports, one of the easiest and most affordable things small-portfolio owners can do to make their properties more sustainable … Read more…

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Construction began on April 11 on a pioneering solar-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income rental apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York, purchased and renovated by L+M Development Partners.

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