Representatives from participating industry associations, refrigerant producers, and manufacturers of refrigeration equipment and components also provided progress reports detailing the steps they’ve taken over the past year to meet the goal of reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use 80 percent by 2050.
When you’re traveling and check into a hotel, you expect the room will be clean, reasonably quiet, and — most of all — comfortable. Multiply those expectations by the millions of travelers staying in hotel rooms across the country each day, and you can see why the hospitality industry faces some unique challenges.
Retroficiency analyzes meter data and available building information to create energy models of buildings
October 27, 2015
Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, announced that it has acquired Retroficiency, a leading building efficiency intelligence company. Ecova said it will leverage Retroficiency’s expertise in building analytics to drive energy savings and engagement for commercial and industrial customers, directly and through utilities.
Traditionally, the approach of winter means a rise in fuel prices along with a steep drop in temperatures, but this year is looking to defy those expectations. Heating oil prices have fallen in several states. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), those price drops are the beginning of a long-term trend rather than a short-term reprieve.
The definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities
October 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition of a zero energy building, or what is also referred to as a “net zero energy” or “zero net energy” building.
In just a few short years, a thermostat with Wi-Fi connectivity went from a novel concept to an expectation. And, with consumers demanding more and more from the devices in their increasingly smarter homes, it’s clear the market will only continue to grow and change.
Tools to gather and analyze energy data in buildings are increasingly using SaaS models
October 15, 2015
With the emergence of data analytics tools and new software-enabled hardware, building energy management services (BEMS) have expanded in capability. BEMS have benefitted from falling costs and $1.4 billion in venture capital (VC) funding to facilitate operational decisions based on analysis of building energy data, reports Lux Research.