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Building Technology, Efficiency in Action

Rack Up Leftover Energy Savings This Thanksgiving

19 Nov , 2020  

energy.gov, 11/19/20 In 1789, President George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation calling upon Americans to express gratitude for the happy conclusion to the nation’s war of independence and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a favorite American holiday as family and friends reunite to feast and give thanks. The one drawback, […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New Jersey BPU Sets “Top Tier” Energy Savings Targets

23 Jun , 2020  

Originally posted on utilitydive.com on June 11, 2020. Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Wednesday approved a framework for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction programs, setting five-year savings targets of 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies. According to the BPU and energy efficiency advocates, the targets will result […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Gas Efficiency Programs are Saving Energy and Costs

8 Jun , 2020  

This article was published on utilitydive.com on June 1, 2020. Dive Brief: Natural gas energy efficiency programs run by utilities saved energy at a cost of about $0.40/therm from 2012 to 2017 — less than half of the national average retail price of gas during that period, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Saves Michigan Residents Billions

25 Oct , 2018  

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Thanks to energy efficiency, Michigan residents save billions of dollars on utility bills It turns out that small actions really do add up. Written By Daisy Simmons, yaleclimateconnections.org, October 10, 2018 In Michigan, investing in energy efficiency is paying off for the climate and the wallet. To meet state requirements for reducing wasted energy, Michigan […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The Cost of Saving Electricity Across the US

16 Aug , 2018  

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Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]

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Industrial Technology, Process, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

ACEEE Summer Study: Updating Steam Trap Savings Calculations

7 Jun , 2018  

The Need to Update Steam Trap Savings Calculations By Cameron Kinney, ERS for Zondits, June 7, 2018 Steam trap repair and replacement projects are currently the fourth-largest natural gas energy savings measure in Massachusetts. Program administrators (PAs) have been increasing their promotion of the measure in recent years due to its cost-effective nature, but evaluators […]

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Codes & Standards, Lighting, Programs & Policy

Legal Loophole Denies Consumers Energy Savings

30 Mar , 2018  

Lighting standards loophole jeopardizes energy and cost savings for fluorescent tubes Written by Chris Granada, appliance-standards.org, March 23, 2018 A legal loophole has already denied American consumers expected energy savings from efficiency standards on fluorescent tubes. Unless it is closed, this loophole threatens additional missed savings, particularly for households and small businesses. General service fluorescent […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency, Interviews

A Zondits Interview: A Deeper Dive Into 75F’s Technology

23 Jan , 2018  

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Valerie Eacret and Amanda Gassé, ERS, for Zondits Zondits first met the 75F Team at the E Source Forum in September 2017. In Part 1 of our interview we focused on the origins of 75F, their product, and services. In Part 2 we are taking a deeper dive into the technology behind the product and […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Occupancy Sensors and Like Technology Reducing Energy Consumption

1 Aug , 2017  

Digital Enterprises… Funded by Energy Current by GE, 2017 I find it essential when working on first-of-a-kind innovations to believe that anything is possible. And I’ve been very fortunate to work with amazing colleagues, partners and clients who are willing to take on new challenges and lead industries in new ways. Despite this, I’m still […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Do Energy Efficiency Upgrades Measure Up for Homeowners?

3 Apr , 2016  

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How to determine if energy efficiency upgrades are right for your home (and budget) Inhabitat, April 1, 2016. Image credit: AllanW So how do home performance upgrades pay off? From 2010 to 2013, the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program upgraded nearly 120,000 homes and buildings achieved total verified energy savings for the 3-year evaluation period provided of […]

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