Building Technology, Whole Building

A Guide to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commerical Buildings

27 Jun , 2017  


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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Building Technology, Whole Building

Ask the Expert: What’s the Difference Between Net-Zero and Carbon-Neutral?

21 Dec , 2016  

Ask the Expert: What’s the difference between “net-zero” and “carbon-neutral” in relation to buildings and efficiency? Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits There are many different but nearly synonymous terms for buildings, campuses, and communities going in the general direction of net zero. Per the Department of Energy, the best term is a zero energy building (ZEB). This is […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Reducing Phantom Power Loads

20 Dec , 2016  

Energy Efficiency Through Plug Load Control: Not Exciting…But Effective Energy Manager Today, July 6, 2016 A July feature at Automated Buildings put the topic in context. The piece, written by Alerton’s Kevin Callahan and Kevin Clinger, pointed to two reasons that plug loads should be paid attention to. Ensuring continuity of operations is one. The other, […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Studying Three Aspects of Energy Efficiency in the UAE

19 Aug , 2015  

Energy efficiency in the UAE Utilities-me, August 19, 2015. Image credit: laddhaashish20030 The UAE’s gross domestic electricity consumption has more than doubled over the past 10 years, and is expected to grow even more rapidly over the next five years as the country undergoes substantial population and economic growth, according to a study by management consultancy […]

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