Articles Tagged with ''energy management''

The Science of HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Specific Formulas Clearly Define System Precision
December 30, 2013

With a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms now available to describe the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment, contractors have all the information necessary to educate their customers about how their systems will perform when installed correctly.


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GeoFarm Teaches HVAC Professionals

Participants Learned About and Observed All Aspects of a Geothermal System
December 30, 2013

The day-long event included a variety of comprehensive, hands-on opportunities for participants to learn about and observe all aspects of a geothermal system — from equipment specification, to loop-field drilling and trenching, to system controls programming.


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Jackson Systems: Energy Management System

December 30, 2013
The Web Comfort Energy Management System is an innovative integrated energy management system for half the cost of DDC. The Web Comfort Energy Manager receives input from sensors, local controls, and metering devices.


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ACEEE Releases 'State Energy Efficiency Scorecard'

Massachusetts, California Earn Top Spots on Energy-Efficiency List
December 16, 2013

For the first time in the history of the State Scorecard, the 2013 ranking of the states is being released with the participation of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) secretary, Dr. Ernest Moniz, along with a top elected official of a state, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.


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Dec. 11, 2013: Court Adopts Regional Standards Briefing Schedule

Delay Means Lawsuit Could Stretch to Fall of 2014 and Beyond
December 11, 2013

Those involved in the ongoing regional standards case may get a chance to present their arguments in court — but likely not until next summer.


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Dec. 9, 2013: Building Automation Systems Market to Surpass $100 Billion Annually by 2021

BAS Are Evolving Toward Open, Integrated Systems Converged with Modern Information Technologies
December 9, 2013
Building automation systems (BAS) increasingly form the foundation for advanced energy management products and services in the buildings sector, states Navigant Research. The automation of HVAC, lighting, fire and life safety, and security and access controls, promises to improve energy efficiency and optimization, and more.


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Solar Inverters Becoming Cheaper and Smarter

Market Not Yet Fully Mature, Despite Significant Progress in Recent Years
December 9, 2013

As PV panels are becoming more efficient, more advanced, and less expensive, so are many of their components. 


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Energy Star Recognizes Most Efficient Furnaces

Energy-Efficient Furnaces Benefit Both Homeowners and Contractors
December 2, 2013

Homeowners choosing to purchase these highly efficient furnaces will reap the benefits of lower energy bills, while contractors will appreciate the many features that make them easier to install and service. 


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ASHRAE Releases Energy Standard 90.1-2013

Standard 90.1-2013 Nearly 50 Percent More Efficient than 2004 Standard
December 2, 2013

Major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical systems, and the energy cost budget are contained in the newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES.


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FirstService Residential Launches Energy Benchmarking in Florida

Program to Potentially Save $11 Million in Energy Costs
December 2, 2013
FirstService Residential, one of North America’s largest residential property management companies, is bringing the cost- and energy-saving initiatives of affiliate FS Energy to nearly 100 of its managed properties in Florida.


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