HVAC Breaking News

April 19, 2010: Study Says the South Has Potential to Substantially Improve Energy Efficiency

April 19, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

ATLANTA - A new report from researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University called “Energy Efficiency in the South” indicates that southern states have the potential to achieve significant efficiency improvements if the region implements policies to eliminate waste.

The report analyzes energy-efficiency improvements in three sectors: residential and commercial buildings and industry. The major findings are:

• Aggressive energy-efficiency initiatives in the South could prevent energy consumption in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors from growing over the next 20 years. In the absence of such initiatives, the study says energy consumption in these three sectors is forecast to grow by approximately 16 percent between 2010 and 2030.

• Fewer new power plants would be needed with a commitment to energy efficiency.

• Increased investments in energy efficiency would generate jobs and cut utility bills. According to the report, the public and private investments stimulated by energy-efficiency policies would deliver rapid and substantial benefits to the region.

• Energy efficiency would result in significant water savings. The study says the electricity generation that could be avoided by energy-efficiency policies in the South could in turn conserve significant quantities of fresh water consumed for cooling.

For a copy of the full report as well as individual state profiles, go to www.seealliance.org/programs/se-efficiency-study.php.

Publication date: 04/19/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

More Podcasts


NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con