Building Technology, HVAC

The Demand for Geothermal is Rising

18 Jul , 2019  


This article originally appeared on ACHR News on March 11, 2019 The global geothermal market is forecasted to reach $4 billion in 2024 While geothermal still represents just a fraction of the overall energy market, a renewed interest in energy efficiency and clean, electric technologies is creating a favorable environment for growth. Per a December 2018 study […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

What’s Holding Back the Commercial Solar Industry?

13 Feb , 2015  

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Why ‘Middle Market’ Commercial Solar Hasn’t Kept Pace With Other Sectors Greentech Media, February 10, 2015 While the residential and utility-scale solar markets post record growth, much of the commercial-scale solar market has seen relatively flat growth on a year-over-year basis. GTM Research expects that 2014 will be the first time in 10 years that […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

The Value of Energy Efficiency for Building Owners

27 Jan , 2015  

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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 […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Indiana Senate Votes for Utility Driven Energy Efficiency Bill

23 Jan , 2015  


Senate panel passes energy-efficiency utility bill Businessweek, January 22, 2015 Major utility companies would be able to develop their own energy-efficiency programs and charge customers to implement them under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee Thursday, but the panel’s chairman said the bill still needs a lot of work. The Senate Utilities Committee […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

NYC’s Second-Tier Commercial Buildings Focus on Energy Efficiency

12 Nov , 2014  

That may be changing. In the last few years, a handful of those buildings in New York, in Hudson Square, the garment district and Times Square, have taken steps to shrink their carbon footprints, as their fancier Class A counterparts have done for years.

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Building Technology, HVAC

New AC Materials Could Cut Energy Consumption by 90%

24 Oct , 2014  

If we are going to get global consumption of power on to a much more efficient basis, one of the challenges is air conditioning. Could we find a breakthrough that would cut 90% of the electricity required for space cooling?

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Building Technology, HVAC

HVAC Advances Increase Energy Efficiency

6 Oct , 2014  

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in commercial buildings accounts for approximately 40 percent of total building energy consumption, but advances in HVAC technology can provide for much more efficient and less energy intensive operation.

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

DOE Adopts Energy Conservation Standards for Appliances & Equipment

24 Sep , 2014  

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By engaging and reaching consensus among environmental, consumer and industry groups, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made rapid progress during the past several years adopting numerous new energy conservation standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment.

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Construction

18 May , 2014  

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With the regular introduction of more aggressive energy codes, efficiency program administrators are becoming interested in understanding the energy impacts of different levels of compliance on building energy performance.

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Building Technology, HVAC

The Benefits of Advanced Thermostats

15 Aug , 2013  


Advanced thermostats communicate to the Internet, enabling visibility and control of HVAC systems via the web. Communication capabilities create opportunities for energy and demand savings through smarter controls and enhanced HVAC performance management by maintenance staff. Additionally, the advanced thermostats can integrate with and control other energy consuming systems, such as lighting.

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