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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 […]

CHP

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 […]

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Magnetic Liquids Are Helping to Reduce Co2 Emissions and Improve Climate Protection

Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings Science Daily, January 16, 2018 Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which aim for the improvement of the CO2-footprint in diverse processes. Apart from […]

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Hook & Ladder Plans to Build Two Seemingly Identical Buildings

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency Star Tribune, November 27, 2017 At first glance a pair of side-by-side apartment buildings slated to be built on an industrial site in northeast Minneapolis look nearly identical. They are not. One building will be built to conventional construction specifications. The other will […]

Facade

Researchers Develop New Facade That Significantly Reduce Energy Usage

New facades enhance energy efficiency of buildings phys.org, November 13, 2017 Recently, two researchers from UPM have developed a ventilated façade with a double chamber and flow control device that significantly saves energy in buildings. This sustainable, efficient solution can be applied in both renovations and new buildings due to its simplicity. The facade is the main […]