Chillers have long been the HVAC systems of choice for large commercial buildings and other facilities, but they are facing fierce competition from new technologies, such as VRF systems, which are frequently considered to be easier to install and maintain.
While modeling software is often used for the initial design of high-performance buildings, the on-going benchmarking, commissioning, and monitoring of these structures is usually the purview of a building automation systems (BAS).
Bringing cost savings and air quality technology to more homeowners
July 10, 2017
The company he founded in 1979, Energy Innovations by Harry Boody, was the first to offer a lifetime guarantee that the heating and cooling energy usage of its system would not exceed a certain amount each month, or the company would pay the difference. To date, the company has never had to refund a single customer, and it remains the only company in North America to offer such a guarantee.
Energy-efficient, ultra-quiet LG VRF System used in luxury residential retrofit project
July 3, 2017
Originally built in 1872, The Foundry has a rich history dating back more than a century. Once the former manufacturing campus of industrial powerhouse Brown & Sharpe, the 13 brick buildings located on 26 acres at the edge of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, have been meticulously restored into a mixed-use complex, which bridges the old and new.
Nest thermostats offer energy savings from 10-15 percent
June 2, 2017
American Residential Services (ARS) has partnered with Nest Labs Inc. to include the Nest Learning Thermostat as a standard component of most of its middle and upper tier residential HVAC system installations. ARS will also offer professional installation of Nest Thermostats as an optional upgrade when performing service and preventative maintenance in previously installed systems.
The project will examine how much energy can be saved
March 1, 2017
Tecogen® Inc., a developer and manufacturer of clean energy products, announced a collaboration with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an alliance of more than 140 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to install the first Ilios high efficiency water heater in the Pacific Northwest. The Ilios Air-Source unit will be installed in a retirement community in Salem, Oregon and served by natural gas from regional utility, NW Natural.
A growing number of building owners are looking to design buildings that produce as much energy as they consume each year. These so-called zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings may sound like a pipe dream, but they’ve already become a reality in many parts of the U.S. and around the world.
Energy Management System Expected to Significantly Reduce Energy Costs
July 21, 2014
For the West Houston Community Center, the hot Texas summer means higher energy costs for air conditioning and an increased strain on its budget. But this summer will be much different thanks to lower energy rates from Houston-based Entelrgy and an energy management system donated by EnTouch Controls.