California Plans to Double Existing Building Efficiency by 2030

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 13, 2015 In California, commercial buildings account for the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and their contribution is increasing. Among California Governor Jerry Brown’s initiatives are plans to double the efficiency of California’s existing buildings by 2030. It is not economically feasible to tear down an existing building and … Read more

The Advanced Energy Economy Strengthens Global Energy System

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Report: Advanced Energy is a Nearly $1.3 Trillion Global Industry AEE News, March 10, 2015 Advanced Energy is as Big as Apparel and Almost Four Times Semiconductors Worldwide U.S. market grew 14% in 2014, five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall With nearly $200 billion in revenue, U.S. advanced energy is now bigger … Read more

Mapping a Building’s Energy Efficiency

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New Tool Maps Buildings’ Energy Efficiency Voice of America News, February 26, 2015   Architects, engineers and building managers will soon be able to quickly collect data about building interiors that once took weeks to measure and process. A backpack-mounted device, developed by a group of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will require … Read more

PERFORMER Project Aims to Monitor Energy Performance

Better monitoring for energy efficiency in buildings Phys.org, February 23, 2015 The past five years have seen energy efficiency in buildings moving from a welcomed addition to a sector priority. Unfortunately, well-defined targets do not always translate in effective measures: gaps between projected and actual performance can be huge, resulting in poor return on investment. … Read more

Strategies to Increase HVACR Energy Efficiency

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The Need For and Sources of HVACR Energy Efficiency Sourceable, January 27, 2015 In the Australian Refrigeration Association’s October newsletter, we described the opportunity for Australia to reduce the cost of HVACR energy use by $10 billion per annum. Most importantly, we noted the fact that the industry is transitioning to low emissions technology because … Read more

The Value of Energy Efficiency for Building Owners

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Realize the ROI of Building Improvements Noesis, January 20, 2015 It’s not just enough to own, and hold onto, a commercial or industrial building. To get maximum value from your property, the following need to be considered: updates to the building to keep up with comps; the need for high/consistent occupancy rates; and how a … Read more

Building Energy Exchange Ensures a Greener New York

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State to provide $3.5 million for building efficiency program Capital New York, January 12, 2015 New York State will provide a $3.5 million grant to New York City, much of which will go to the Building Energy Exchange, a newly formed, non-profit designed to educate building owners on creating greater energy efficiency. Some of the … Read more

High-Performance Building in Australia Receives Efficiency Award

Energy management software company BuildingIQ was earlier this month awarded Best Commercial Energy Efficiency Project at the Energy Efficiency Council’s national awards for an energy optimisation project at the already high-performance National Information and Communications Technology Australia building in Sydney.