Articles Tagged with ''building energy efficiency''

Aug. 6, 2014: DOE Supplies $6 Million in Funding to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

Technologies Include HVAC Optimization, Advanced Ventilation, More Efficient Refrigeration Fan Motors
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The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies — focused on HVAC, refrigeration, and lighting — in commercial buildings across the country.

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Aug. 4, 2014: Commercial Energy Efficiency Retrofits to Total $959 Billion from 2014-2023

Payback Periods Remain a Critical Factor for Decision-Makers on Retrofit Projects
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Regulations and policy measures, technological advances, and cost reductions are all driving increased investment in energy efficiency retrofits. According to a report from Navigant Research, cumulative global investment in commercial building energy efficiency retrofits is forecast to total $959 billion from 2014 through 2023.

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July 22, 2014: Burns Mechanical Launches Building Performance Services for Commercial Clients

Services Provide Verifiable ROI for Maintenance Contracts
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Philadelphia-area mechanical contractor, Burns Mechanical, has announced the launch of new consulting services for its commercial clients called Building Performance Services. The company said the energy auditing, benchmarking, and monitoring services will provide a measurable, provable return on investment.

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July 9, 2014: ANSI Announces New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Standardization in the Built Environment
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With the release of its “Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment,” the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) said industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other stakeholders now have a national framework for action on future energy efficiency standardization.

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July 7, 2014: FirstFuel Software to Deliver Energy Efficiency Program for Southern California Edison

Advanced Analytics to Drive Greater Efficiency for Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings
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FirstFuel Software announced that it has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to deliver a first-of-its-kind Continuous Engagement program using advanced analytics to help scale energy efficiency delivery.

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June 26, 2014: Ameresco and GSA Join to Recognize Deep Energy Retrofit Project

Officials from GSA, DOE, and the White House Participate in ESPC Project Ceremony
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Ameresco Inc. participated in a ceremony with senior officials from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and White House Council on Environmental Quality to recognize the deep energy retrofit project Ameresco is currently implementing for the GSA in the National Capital Region.

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Medical Center’s HVAC Design Boasts 18 Percent Energy Savings

Design Uses Air Curtains on Entrances as well as High-Efficiency Chillers, Boilers, and Rooftop Units
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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) set out to make the new $252 million Monroeville, Pennsylvania, facility the most sustainable of its 30-hospital network. Its design team delivered a building that’s saving an estimated $350,000 to $500,000 in annual energy savings. 

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May 29, 2014: Consortium for Building Energy Innovation Introduces New Name, New Website

Name Change Reflects New Organizational Structure and Partnership with DOE
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The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) announced it has renamed itself the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI). Located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, CBEI is comprised of 14 organizations including major research universities, global industrial firms, and national laboratories.

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Optimizing Hotel Efficiency and Comfort

System Provides Intelligent Energy Management
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The challenge presented by Neema Hospitality, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was that the company wanted to maximize energy efficiency while maintaining guest comfort and loyalty, improve profitability without increasing room rates, and augment operational efficiency with remote monitoring capability.

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May 5, 2014: Building Genome Project Could Bring Huge Energy Savings to NYC

Initial Analysis of More Than 30,000 Buildings Identifies Potential Savings
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Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes. This finding, based on an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings, is part of the Building Genome Project™.

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