Articles Tagged with ''energy management''

The Imprint of the 2012 Residential Boiler Standards

Automatic Temperature Adjusting Mechanism Among the Biggest Adjustments

The standards, which were set by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007 and implemented Sept. 1, 2012, required residential gas hot water boilers to meet a minimum AFUE of 82 percent; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.

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AHRI Braces for Big Regulatory Year

2014 Annual Meeting Examines Government’s Role in HVACR

DOE intends to issue 18 rulemakings affecting industry products and equipment. Of those, only five are scheduled for implementation after the current political administration leaves office. This means 13 rulemakings are likely to go into effect over the next two years.

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Jan. 15, 2015: EnerNOC Completes Acquisition of World Energy Solutions

Acquisition Increases Energy Procurement Functionality and Grows Enterprise Customer Base

EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), announced that it has closed its acquisition of World Energy Solutions Inc., an energy management software and services firm that helps enterprises simplify the energy procurement process through a suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools.

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Jan. 1, 2015: Burger King Franchisee Implements Energy Management at 59 Locations

TOMS King LLC Reduces Energy Consumption While Maintaining Guest Comfort

GridPoint, a supplier of data-driven energy management systems (EMS), announced that TOMS King LLC, a northern Illinois-based Burger King® franchisee, has deployed GridPoint’s energy management solution at all 59 TOMS King restaurants after a successful six-site pilot.

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Dec. 30, 2014: EnerNOC Surpasses $1 Billion in Energy Efficiency Savings for Customers

Energy Intelligence Software Brings Greater Operational Efficiency and Productivity

EnerNOC Inc., a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), announced that it has generated over $1 billion in customer savings since it was founded in 2001. EnerNOC celebrated the milestone at its headquarters at an event that included remarks from Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick.

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Dec. 29, 2014: FirstFuel Receives DOD Project of the Year Award for Its Energy Savings Approach

Data Analytics Enable Energy Auditing That Saves Time, Money, and Manpower

FirstFuel Software announced that its Remote Building Assessment project with the Department of Defense (DOD) has been named Project of the Year in the Energy and Water category by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), the DOD’s environmental technology and demonstration program.

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Regional Standards Take Effect; DOE Considers Enforcement

Enforcement Final Rule Expected in Early 2015 for Split-system Central Air Conditioners

While some are concerned the DOE may overstep its bounds again, others are hopeful the agency will continue to accept industry input and guidance as it develops its final rule.

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A.O. Smith Plant Celebrates Sustainability

Plant in Ashland City, Tennessee, Cuts Water and Energy Usage

A.O. Smith created the Chairman’s Green Star Award in 2009 to encourage natural resource conservation efforts throughout the company. The award is earned by the plant that achieves the most year-over-year reductions in natural gas consumption, electricity usage, and water consumption. 

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EPA Launces Energy Star Home Advisor Tool

Tool is Designed to Help Americans Save Energy and Money Through Energy Efficiency

The Energy Star Home Advisor is an online tool designed to help Americans save energy and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects.

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Need for Energy Management Software Investment Verified

Successful Companies Utilize Up-to-Date Industrial Energy Management Software

Firms with energy costs greater than 10 percent of total operating costs should invest in a new wave of industrial energy management software to achieve best-in-class operational excellence. 

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

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