In an effort to quantify the health of municipalities nationwide, ACEEE released its State and Local Policy Database. The report includes comprehensive information on energy-efficiency policies currently implemented at the state and local levels and policy activity across multiple sectors, including government, utilities, transportation, buildings, combined heat and power, and appliance standards.
The Buildings of the Future project, an endeavor spearheaded by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the DOE, aims to develop a vision for what U.S. commercial and residential buildings could become in 100 years.
In an effort to provide Congress with appropriate guidance on the impact buildings have on our health, safety, and welfare, the HVAC industry has banded together to form the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC).
'Life Is On' campaign showcases business, societal value of sustainability and efficiency
November 16, 2015
Through the Life Is On campaign, Schneider Electric aims to humanize and bring to life its industrial brand; put the spotlight on the company’s customers, showcasing their ability to make an impact on their organizations, communities, and society; and highlight new technologies that enable distributed and connected energy.
The Thursday release of the NOPR tentatively ends a one-year period of uncertainty for the HVACR industry, which has adapted to the new energy conservation standards without any enforcement guidance from DOE.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop, and demonstrate the technologies needed to create smart buildings, campuses, and cities to better manage energy usage.
The combined offering pairs in-store controls with cloud-based analytics
November 4, 2015
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), and EnTouch Controls have announced a strategic partnership to deliver the benefits of EIS to businesses that have large numbers of small footprint outlets, such as those in the national retail and food service industries.
Wireless smart control helps hoteliers save energy while meeting energy code compliance for hospitality rooms
November 4, 2015
Leviton announced availability of its Omnistat™ 3 Hospitality Thermostat, a retrofit solution developed specifically for guest room energy management. The thermostat has a capacitive touch face, and when paired with wireless Leviton Lumina RF load controls and sensors, the company said it provides affordable guest room control.
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.