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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Tips to Keep Your Electric Bill at Bay

4 May , 2016  

How To Hack Your Electric Bill Huffington Post, April 27, 2016 You turn off the lights when you leave a room. You unplug small appliances when they aren’t in use. You think you’re being pretty smart about your energy consumption, yet every month your electric bill keeps creeping up. You shudder to think how high […]

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Emerging Technology, Finance, Markets & Business

Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies for Buildings

15 Jan , 2016  

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Valerie Eacret for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Haldane Martin The Building Technologies Office significantly increased the federal funding available for emerging technology through the “Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies (Benefit) – 2016,” from $8 million to $20 million. The number of anticipated awards has also increased. See the amendment of the Funding […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

DOE Funding Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

28 Sep , 2015  

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U.S. DOE Offers $70M for Smart Manufacturing Institute Energy Efficiency Markets, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT The U.S. Department of Energy is offering up to $70 million in funding for a new institute that will focus on smart manufacturing research and development. “Smart manufacturing is a key information technology approach to unlocking energy efficiency in manufacturing,” […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Natural Refrigerants in Light Commercial Applications Is on the Rise

28 Sep , 2015  

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Growing use of CO2 and hydrocarbons in light commercial refrigeration continues to freeze out HFCs Hydrocarbons, September 22, 2015. Image credit: stokpic There are currently more than 291,000 natural refrigerant-based light commercial units in North America, with more than 181,000 units using hydrocarbons and 109,000 employing CO2. shecco’s previous market report on North America in 2013 […]

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