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Ultra-low Energy Buildings Trend Extends to Commercial Buildings

Ultra-low Energy Buildings Trend Extends to Commercial Buildings

Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend Energy Manager Today, August 7, 2017 The ultra-low energy trend has finally expanded from new building construction to envelop retrofits for commercial buildings, according to a 2017 white paper from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Ultra-low energy buildings are defined as ones that produce as much energy

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Old HVAC Systems Are Being Replaced With Energy Efficient Systems

High-performance buildings exemplify the effectiveness of HVAC energy-efficiency retrofits achrnews.com, July 17, 2017 HVAC systems in commercial buildings consume a lot of energy, which is why many building owners and managers are looking at replacing their older, inefficient equipment with new high-performing systems. The buildings discussed below offer a good representation of the types of

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“Living Laboratory” Cut Energy Usage With Lighting and Automated Shades

Shading and lighting retrofits slash energy use in New York ‘Living Lab’ office demonstration Phys.org, July 11, 2017 By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to

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Occupancy Sensors and Like Technology Reducing Energy Consumption

Digital Enterprises… Funded by Energy Current by GE, 2017 I find it essential when working on first-of-a-kind innovations to believe that anything is possible. And I’ve been very fortunate to work with amazing colleagues, partners and clients who are willing to take on new challenges and lead industries in new ways. Despite this, I’m still

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Ensinger’s Aluminum-Framed Glass Walls Designed for Efficiency

Aluminum systems more energy efficient than wood Glass on Web, July 10, 2017 Ensinger celebrates insulbar insulating profiles with a major order from Western Windows Systems for North America. Ensinger equips the Series 7000 from Western Window Systems with insulbar. Using this superior thermal barrier technology, the major US system manufacturer has developed twelve new

The IoT Is Helping Companies Save Money and Be More Efficient

How Any Company Can Save Money With the Internet of Things Inc. Magazine, July/August 2017 You may think only giant corporations can benefit from the internet of things–the networking of nontechnical objects so they can receive and transmit data. But right now, businesses like yours are employing the IoT: digitizing work sites, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and

MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Introduces New Power-Efficient Converter for Reducing Power Consumption in IoT Devices All About Circuits, July 19, 2017 Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has become a critical concern for designers due to decreasing device sizes and limited energy storage capacities. The majority of IoT devices are usually deployed in hard-to-reach areas, or

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Ion Bank Energy Upgrades Help Earn the EPA’s Energy Star Certification

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Illuminate Six Ion Bank Branches Patch.com, July 21, 2017 From Eversource/Energize CT: Ion Bank recently worked with Eversource on energy upgrades across its Naugatuck, Woodbury, Prospect, Cheshire, and Meriden locations. The measures helped the local branches earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Certification, a national distinction for energy efficiency, saving money,

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