Are energy audits worth it? That is a question that both HVAC contractors and consumers are beginning to ask themselves more often. The increasing costs of energy and the energy-saving message of federal and local governments are trickling into boardrooms and dining rooms across the nation.
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) is showcasing its energy modeling technology. IES says its VE-Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1 and ApacheHVAC software tools assist in simplifying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) energy modeling and assessing HVAC systems.
New research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services says business executives advocate collaboration between the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to speed new energy innovation. The research also found that while business leaders are willing to play their part, government leadership in energy policy is essential.
Demand for energy will rise through 2040 as global economic output doubles and prosperity expands across a world where population will grow to nearly 9 billion people, Exxon Mobil Corp. states in The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.
Researchers have discovered a technique for utilizing nanocrystals that overcomes an obstacle to their integration into devices. These findings could enable the development of new nanocrystal-based technologies for energy storage, photovoltaics, and solar fuels.
The Ohio Department of Development has launched the Energy Loan Fund, which provides low-cost financing to manufacturers, small businesses, public entities, and nonprofit organizations for energy-saving projects.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the release of the latest version of its building energy modeling software, EnergyPlus, which calculates the energy required to heat, cool, ventilate, and light a building.