Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

Building Performance Council Launched

March 26, 2012
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) launched its Building Performance Council (BPC).


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HVAC’s Developing Role in HP Buildings

March 19, 2012
As one of the latest concepts to emerge from the trend toward sustainability, high-performance (HP) buildings are generating a lot of buzz. And the role of HVAC equipment and those who install it is rapidly developing in response to this construction trend.


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March 19, 2012: ASHRAE Building Labeling Program to Help Building Owners Save Energy

March 19, 2012
To help building owners reduce their energy costs, a new building labeling program is available from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that not only rates buildings according to the in-operation energy use but also provides owners with suggested measures that can improve energy efficiency.


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Deadline Is Approaching for ActOnEnergy Efficiency Incentives

March 19, 2012
Downstate Illinois utility Ameren Illinois is reminding its electric and natural gas business customers looking to reduce their energy expenses that the project deadline is approaching for participation in the 2011-12 ActOnEnergy® efficiency incentives program.


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March 13, 2012: Carrier Launches New Home Performance Program for Dealers

March 13, 2012
Carrier announced the introduction of its Energy Experts program at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Indoor Air Expo in Las Vegas. A nationwide program for Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers, the company said that Energy Experts focuses on improving home performance and reducing consumer’s energy costs.


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March 12, 2012: Revenues for U.S. Energy Service Companies to Reach $13 Billion by 2020

March 12, 2012
The market for energy efficiency projects delivered by energy service companies (ESCOs) in the United States exceeded $5.1 billion in 2011, according to a new report from Pike Research. This market is expected to continue to grow faster than the domestic economy and reach at least $13 billion in sales by 2020.


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March 7, 2012: Nearly Half of Energy Star Leaders Achieve 20 Percent Energy Efficiency Savings

March 7, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that nearly half of the organizations recognized as Energy Star Leaders have improved the energy efficiency of their building portfolios by 20 percent or more.


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Programs Lead Way on Energy Efficiency

March 5, 2012
The HVACR industry continues to introduce new technologies — and build upon existing technologies — that provide opportunities to improve energy efficiency. While new federal legislation hasn’t helped spur deployment of such technologies, state and local initiatives are moving ahead.


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School District to Save More Than $15 Million With Solar, Efficiency Upgrades

March 5, 2012
Huntington Beach City School District and Chevron Energy Solutions announced the completion of a 592-kilowatt solar electric system that will reduce energy costs for operations at nine elementary school sites in Huntington Beach, saving the district more than $15 million over the life of the project.


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Electricity Demand Likely to Drop by 15 Percent

February 27, 2012
A survey of 50 energy experts released by economists at The Brattle Group reported that energy efficiency is likely to cause a drop of 5 to 15 percent in U.S. electricity consumption by the year 2020, relative to forecast trends.


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