Articles Tagged with ''energy management''

Contractors in Charge of Surging Home Automation Market

Listening, Offering Options Help Contractors Close a Sale
By Jen Anesi
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The home automation market is growing globally at an incredible pace. The prevalence of these products can be seen with a quick trip to the hardware store, where anyone can find an array of Wi-Fi-capable home automation products, including thermostats, door locks, lights, video cameras, and more.


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Do Energy-saving Products Actually Save Customers Energy?

HVAC Contractors Need to Educate Consumers
By Joanna R. Turpin
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All homeowners want to save money on their energy bills, which is why they are often intrigued by gadgets, additives, and one-off products that claim to offer significant methods to cutting energy usage. But HVAC professionals warn that, in many cases, these products do nothing more than separate homeowners from their hard-earned money. 


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The Role of Efficiency in Humidification

Manufacturers Accept the Humidification/Dehumidification Efficiency Challenge
By Matt Bishop
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As buildings and homes get tighter, the need for dehumidification is only going to increase.


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
By Jen Anesi
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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Kansas City IKEA Goes Geothermal

IKEA Merriam will be 2nd US IKEA Store with Geothermal
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It is reported the store will become the largest single building with a geothermal heating/cooling system in either Kansas or Missouri.


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US Ranks Poorly on Energy Efficiency Scorecard

US Places in Bottom Quarter of Nations on 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard
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The rankings are modeled on ACEEE’s time-tested approach to energy-efficiency ranking of U.S. states, and includes 16 of the world’s largest economies.


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DOE Forms Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group

Group Aims to Produce a Satisfactory Enforcement Solution by Oct. 31
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The Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group will begin meeting this month with the goal of producing a satisfactory enforcement solution by Oct. 31.


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July 30, 2014: New ISO Energy Management Standards Are Expected to Drive Improvements

DOE Said the ISO Standards Will Support US Industry Efforts to Continually Improve Energy Management
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Members of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee gathered in Santiago, Chile, to discuss new energy auditing and management standards. The committee, TC 242, led the development of the ISO 50001 energy management standard. Additional ISO standards are expected next year.


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Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

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