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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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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

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Businesses are Evolving and Contributing to the Foundations of a Cleaner Future

Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions Renewable Energy World, July 12, 2017 Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future. Here, the

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Top 10 low-to-no-cost energy-efficiency tips for summer

Duke Energy’s Top 10 tips to beat summer heat, save money Saint Peters Blog, June 24,2017 With Florida’s summer well underway, meteorologists are predicting slightly higher than average temperatures in 2017. And with the heat, comes an inevitable seasonal spike in electric bills. But summer doesn’t have to be a budget-buster. Duke Energy, which services

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A Guide to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commerical Buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings Proud Green Building, June 21, 2017 Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by those commercial buildings is

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Hospitals Stand to Gain the Most from the Internet of Things

Sensors, plants and waste heat: Adelaide hospital’s bid to be most energy-efficient When it comes to the power consumption of hospitals, the diagnosis isn’t pretty: they rate as the second most energy-intensive of all commercial buildings, behind only food service providers. As the places where our babies are delivered, our sick are treated and our

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Harvard’s HouseZero Sets a Precedent for the Future of Green Reconstruction

Here’s How to Convert a Building Into an Energy-Efficient Predictive Piece of Architecture Harvard University’s on-campus council for all things green building is creating the most energy-efficient retrofit attempted so far. The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) is collaborating with Snøhetta to convert its headquarters, a 1924 stick-built house in Cambridge, into

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