Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

Feb. 3, 2012: Judge Finds Albuquerque Code Is Preempted by Federal Law, Ruling in Favor of AHRI

February 3, 2012
Judge Martha Vazquez of the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico has issued an opinion and order in favor of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), finding that the provisions of the 2007 Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code relating to the energy efficiency of federally covered residential and commercial HVAC equipment and water heaters are preempted by federal law.


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Feb. 2, 2012: New Online Tool to Help Consumers Manage Electricity Use and Save Money

February 2, 2012
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that federal officials joined with utility and technology executives in Silicon Valley to announce a new online tool designed to allow consumers in California and other states to download their household energy use information and help them save energy and reduce their utility bills.


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Contractors Find Success with Energy Audits

Overcoming Energy Service Hurdles Helps Expand Profits
January 30, 2012
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.


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Play a Role in Building Performance

January 30, 2012
Boosting building energy efficiency has become a trend that won’t be going away soon — and it is a trend worth embracing by HVAC contractors. Here are several reasons why the focus on energy efficiency is not going to go away.


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Jan. 26, 2012: Wisconsin Surpasses Its Weatherization Home Energy Efficiency Goal

January 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the state of Wisconsin has surpassed its weatherization energy efficiency goal established with the agency under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


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Jan. 25, 2012: Siemens Acquires Pace Global Energy Services

January 25, 2012
Siemens Industry Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pace Global Energy Services LLC, Fairfax, Va. Financial details were not disclosed.


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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012: QA Graphics Introduces Mobile Energy Dashboard App

January 25, 2012
QA Graphics has unveiled a new mobile application feature for its Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard product during the AHR Expo.


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Jan. 24, 2012: Guide Shows How to Achieve 50 Percent More Energy Efficient Retail Buildings

January 24, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of the third installment in a series of four 50 percent Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs). This latest guide is intended to help architects, engineers, and contractors design and build highly efficient retail buildings.


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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012: IES Showcases Enhanced Energy Modeling

January 24, 2012
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.


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Plaza Gains New Energy Efficiencies

January 23, 2012
HTS Texas announced that it has provided Concord Properties with energy-efficient HVAC equipment for the company’s Renaissance Plaza professional business center in San Antonio. The LEED-certified project is being conducted in tandem with HTS Texas partner, Gillette Air Conditioning.


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