Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

SMUD Launches Natural Refrigerant Incentive Pilot

9 Jun , 2017  

Game Changer: SMUD’S natref incentives for reducing GHG emissions Ammonia 21, June 1, 2017 One of the key impediments to the uptake of almost any new technology is its higher initial cost compared to the technology it is replacing. And that has certainly been true of natural refrigerant systems. Apart from the rising sales of natural […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Empowering Innovation and Maximizing Energy Savings

15 Nov , 2016  

NYS Looks to Change Utilities’ Role in Energy Projects Energy Manager Today, November 10, 2016 Last week, a mandated report entitled “Energy Efficiency Metrics and Targets Options Report,” which was written by the Clean Energy Advisory Council, was released. The report draws heavily on work by Energy Innovation, a think tank based in San Francisco. Michael […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Improved Savings for Rooftop Air Conditioners

6 May , 2016  

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More Good Efficiency News for Rooftop Air Conditioners NRDC, April 29, 2016. Image credit: derwiki The Department of Energy (DOE) recognized six large companies this week for their investments in increasing the efficiency of these rooftop air conditioners by replacing or retrofitting aging, inefficient units with more efficient machinery. Rooftop air conditioners—commonly used in low-rise buildings […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Minimizing the Energy Footprint of an Existing Building

19 Apr , 2016  

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Retrofits Are Key to an Energy Efficient Building Stock Forbes, April 13, 2016. Image credit: ryanEvil Efficiency through Retrofits In the world of retrofits, installing energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; LED lighting; and building controls can help building managers lower the levels of energy consumption of building systems. For example, the 85-year-old […]

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Finance, Markets & Business

The Missouri Athletic Club is Setting the PACE in St. Louis

17 Jul , 2015  

St. Louis MAC preps for $2.4 million PACE retrofit The Missouri Times, July 14, 2015. Image credit: Arches The Missouri Athletic Club is beginning a $2.4 million energy-efficiency retrofitting of its historic downtown clubhouse through the City’s “Set the PACE St. Louis” clean-energy financing program, officials announced today. The project is expected to provide $200K in […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Passive House Model Gets Active Upgrade

16 Jul , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 16, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel The passive house design movement toward ultra-efficient dwellings has been gaining popularity in the United States for years, and now it’s about to take a giant leap forward – a 250-foot leap straight up, actually. Cornell University’s Cornell Tech applied sciences division is building the world’s […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Aligning Building Retrofits with Intelligent Efficiency

15 Dec , 2014  

Reductions in energy consumption of more than a third can be achieved via retrofitting in three key areas – the adoption of more efficient systems and equipment, improvements to management and operations, and encouraging tenants to engage in more sustainable behaviour.

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Scotmid Unveils Energy-Saving Store

20 Oct , 2014  

Scotmid Co-operative has unveiled its new energy-saving store, following one of the UK’s most innovative sustainability retrofits. Eco council pupils from Craigour Park Primary School joined representatives from Zero Waste Scotland and other dignitaries for the first look at the store in Moredun, Edinburgh, on 3 October.

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Whole-building Analytic Options to Comply with Increased Need for Energy Analysis

17 Oct , 2014  

This dynamic increases demand for energy benchmarking, energy audits, energy savings estimates, new construction and retrofit commissioning, among other activities related to improving the energy efficiency and comfort of building stock.

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