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Building Technology, Energy Storage, Intelligent Efficiency, Whole Building

Building Technology Couples with EVs to Power Denver Facility

29 Jan , 2021  

renewableenergyworld.com, 1/28/21. Today, The Alliance Center, a Denver-based organization, announced a partnership with Fermata Energy, a clean technology company based in Charlottesville, VA, to use the energy stored in an electric vehicle (a Nissan LEAF) and power its six-story, 40,000-square-foot office building originally constructed as a warehouse in 1908 (1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202).  This new […]

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Law & Policy, Markets & Business, Programs & Policy

Small Municipalities Take Big Strides Towards Clean Energy

14 Jan , 2021  

aceee.org, 1/14/21. An analysis of clean energy efforts by 30 small cities finds several leaders taking significant steps to cut energy waste and embrace clean energy—pointing the way for other small municipalities across the country to do the same. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examined the cities’ efforts to make homes and […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Ask the Expert: How Can You Slay Office Phantom Loads?

27 Oct , 2020  

Max Ma and Amanda Gasse, ERS Question: Plug loads are one of the fastest growing sources of energy use in commercial buildings today. In offices, they account for 15%–20% of office electricity use. Due to COVID-19, commercial office building owners report that offices have not returned to normal occupancy levels. Yet tenants report that, while […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Concordia University Researchers Reveal Major Air Filter Defect

30 Jul , 2015  

In search of a healthy and energy efficient building Concordia University, July 15, 2015. Image credit: Fariborz Haghighat Imagine if, in an effort to clean the air more efficiently, you were involuntarily introducing chemicals more dangerous than the ones you were trying to scrub. Concordia University researchers have found that this exact situation is happening with […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Whole Building

Crowdsourcing Opportunities for Efficient Building Technologies

16 Mar , 2015  

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently launched a website to crowdsource ideas for new and more efficient technologies for buildings. The intention is for researchers, product developers, and deployment teams to collaborate, although anyone who is interested may participate. The website is organized […]

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