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The Barriers that Remain for Zero Energy Buildings

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain Written by Christopher Perry, aceee.org, October 24, 2018 Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast, there’s considerable […]

A Zondits Interview: Swiss Re Leads the Way as Commercial Tenants Cut Carbon Emissions with NYSERDA

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website. Kelly O’Connell, ERS, for Zondits, August 28, 2018 Zondits recently sat down with John Clifford, Head of Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) Americas […]

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A Zondits Interview: Smart Apartments by Dwelo

Zondits recently sat down with Mike Rovito, CEO of Dwelô, to talk about how the company is working to make apartment living and management smarter. Ali Jackman, ERS for Zondits, July 31, 2018   Can you describe the products and services that Dwelo offers? Dwelo provides smart apartments to large owners and managers of multifamily housing. […]

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Real Estate Giant Rudin Invests in Energy Efficiency

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website. Kelly O’Connell, ERS for Zondits, August 15, 2018 Rudin Management, one of New York’s top real estate firms, partnered with NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program […]

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Gensler Shows the Power of Commercial Tenants

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program (CTP), which offers financial assistance for energy studies in tenant spaces. For more information on the program visit the NYSERDA CTP website.   Gensler’s new 120,000-square-foot office space is a huge statement for the world’s largest architecture firm – and for the power of commercial tenants. […]

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Measurement and Verification vs. Ongoing Commissioning

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning senseware.co, July 10, 2018 The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. […]

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ACEEE Summer Study: Hybrid Smart-BIPV Windows

Optimizing the Use of Smart Windows and BIPV to Achieve Net Zero Written by Jim Paull, ERS, May 9, 2018. Windows present an opportunity to reduce electrical consumption in buildings by producing power with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) or by reducing air-conditioning loads with solar heat gain control. Taking advantage of windows is especially important in […]

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What’s Missing When We Value CHP?

Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, May 2, 2018 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can be a more efficient way to generate electricity. For facilities implementing CHP, the value proposition typically centers on utility bill reduction. Using natural gas to generate electricity on-site can be cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, especially when […]