In addition to its pending Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status, the Hoke County school system expects the project to save the county $35 million over the next 40 years, including $16 million in energy costs.
North America is expected to lead the ZNEH market from 2015-2025
October 3, 2016
Other countries in select regions, such as Europe and Asia-Pacific, are also beginning to follow suit with ZNE initiatives and energy-efficient building codes. According to a report from the research firm, North America is expected to lead the ZNEH market from 2015-2025.
Contractors are challenged with presenting and selling the industry’s most efficient products to consumers. Manufacturers are largely responsible for improving efficiency within their product lines while at the same time ensuring their products are desirable, affordable, and ahead of all the other roadblocks the industry may throw their way.
A recent American Home Comfort study from Decision Analyst reinforces this revelation, reporting that, for the first time in years, homeowners are more trusting of the internet for HVAC information than they are their contractors. In today’s marketplace, customers are opting to educate themselves on HVAC products via the internet prior to a contractor’s arrival.
50% of New York's power to come from renewable sources by 2030
September 26, 2016
Improvements in energy efficiency, particularly in the construction of new residential houses and apartment buildings, are critical components of the governor’s nation-leading Clean Energy Standard, which requires 50 percent of the state’s power to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Sensor and smart meter system reduces energy use, optimizes controls, predicts future breakdowns
September 14, 2016
Verdigris, an artificial intelligence (AI) company for smart buildings, has announced the launch of Einstein, its next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensor and metering solution designed to reduce energy consumption and cost in buildings.