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Performance-Based Energy Standards for Data Centers

Data Centers: Energy Efficiency and Maintenance ASHRAE, September 13, 2016 A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance-based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Centers, establishes the minimum energy-efficiency requirements […]

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Massachusetts Gets Top ACEEE Nod for Energy Efficiency

Amber Plante for Zondits, October 28, 2015. Image credit: vickie4kelley Massachusetts has edged out California (#2) and Vermont (#3) to rank for the fifth straight year as the most energy-efficient state, according to the ninth annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Scorecard. Massachusetts owes its 2015 success to its support of the Green […]

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Carbon Footprint Reduction Through High Efficiency Motors

Economic and Environmental Benefits of Energy Efficient Motors Pace Today, July 27, 2015. Image credit: miniformat65 International efficiency classes Two important elements of any MEPS are the rules that specify how efficiency should be measured and what efficiency classes should be used. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) uses IEC 60034-30:2008 to specify International Efficiency classes, referred […]