Author Archives: Alaina Moglia

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London Is Using Wireless Mesh Controls to Connect Street Lights

London Is Using Wireless Mesh Controls to Connect Street Lights

London connects another 28,000 street lights to wireless mesh controls LEDs Magazine, August 11, 2017 London is connecting another 28,000 LED street lights to wireless mesh controls based on Internet protocols, using a system provided by Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring said London’s financial district, known as the City of London, as well as the

Energy Suitcase

Sensor Suitcase Allows Business Owners to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

This ‘Sensor Suitcase’ Developed by National Labs Helps Trim Energy Use in Commercial Buildings greentechmedia.com, August 21, 2017 Say you just bought a 15-year-old convenience store. You learn that the HVAC system has never been serviced. Digging into a stack of old utility bills leaves you wondering if your already slim margins are being eroded

sustainability

Innovative Technologies Businesses Should Be Aware of That Increase Sustainability

Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation Colorado Biz, August 17, 2017 Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for a considerable amount of energy consumption in the United States, but there are actions that businesses can take to reduce their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building

school districts

Lawmakers Seek to Ban Programs That Allow School Districts to Exceed Revenue Limits

More School Districts Using Energy Efficiency Program To Exceed Revenue Limits Wisconsin Public Radio, August 28, 2017 A growing number of school districts are voting to exceed revenue limits for energy efficiency projects, while state lawmakers seek a ban on the program that lets them do it. The Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiencies program lets

Umass

Umass Partners With Eversource to Improve the University’s Energy Efficiency

UMass, Eversource sign energy efficiency partnership The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, September 5, 2017 The University of Massachusetts and Eversource have agreed on a partnership with hopes to increase the University’s energy efficiency. Eversource, an energy providing company that serves much of Western Massachusetts, will collaborate with UMass in major construction and renovation projects that hope

HVAC

The 3 Most Critical Areas of the HVAC Profession

HVAC Big 3: Sizing, Installation, Maintenance Contracting Business, September 5, 2017 1. The Importance of a Correctly-Sized System When you are installing an HVAC system, calculate heating and cooling loads using a recognized method (ACCA Manual J), and ensure you install the smallest sized system that will meet these load requirements (ACCA Manual S). When

EC Motor

A Rundown on EC, DC, and AC Motors

What’s the Difference between AC, DC, and EC Motors? Machine Design, August 24, 2017 For motor applications, engineers have several options at their disposal. Typically, engineers can choose between direct-current (DC) or alternating-current (AC) motors. Machine Design has covered the difference between basic types of motors in the past. For motor applications, engineers have several options at their disposal.

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Data Center Managers Looking to Achieve 100 Percent Uptime

THE ROAD TO 100 PERCENT UPTIME The Data Center Journal, September 1, 2017 The data center industry is in a period of rapid growth, with the amount of data generated around the world rising exponentially. As a result, data center managers are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and reliability on the road to

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