Articles Tagged with ''energy savings''

Striking the Right Balance

Climate, Temperature Key Aspects to Setting a Proper Heat Pump Balance Point

Backup heat can be expensive to use, which is why it’s important to find the right temperature — the balance point — at which compressor operation stops and supplemental heat is activated. 


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The Emergence of Zero Net Energy

Creative Thinking Needed for the Trend to Be Sustainable

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.


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EnTouch Helps West Houston Community Center Save on Summer Energy Bills

Energy Management System Expected to Significantly Reduce Energy Costs

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.


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Water-Cooled Technology Cuts Costs

Also Provides Reduction in Peak Demand

This analysis shows how a water-cooled 500-ton chiller system when compared to a 500-ton air-cooled chiller system results in approximately $45,000 in annual operating costs savings. Additionally, the water-cooled system reduces peak energy demand by 45 percent.


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Alfa Laval: Copper Brazed Heat Exchangers

A new generation of copper brazed heat exchangers feature design improvements that provide higher thermal efficiency performance, resulting in energy and cost savings. Models CB30, CB60, CB110, and CB112 cover a wide range of duties and will replace the CB27, CB52, CB76/77, and AC120 models.


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