Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

Feb. 22, 2012: Global Revenues for Commercial Building Automation Systems to Reach $146 Billion by 2021

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The market for commercial building automation systems is forecast to double over the next decade, increasing from $72.5 billion in 2011 to $146.4 billion by 2021, according to a new report from Pike Research.


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Feb. 20, 2012: Legislation Introduced to Create Nationwide Energy Efficiency Program

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Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has unveiled bipartisan legislation to create a nationwide energy efficiency program that he said will create jobs, save homeowners money, and reduce carbon emissions.


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School Meets Energy-Reduction Goal

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Designing a new high school to be 40 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a feat in itself. To achieve this degree of efficiency on a very limited capital budget while designing a state-of-the-art, energy-demanding technical high school is an even greater feat. 


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Senate Proposes New Legislation: Cut Energy Bills at Home Act

By Herb Woerpel
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A new bill, known as the Cut Energy Bills at Home Act, has been proposed in the Senate. Senate Bill 1914 would establish a $2,000 base credit for homeowners who reduce energy use by 20 percent through the installation of energy-efficient equipment.


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Feb. 15, 2012: Revenue From Building Energy Management Systems to Reach $6 Billion by 2020

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Worldwide revenue from building energy management systems is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 14 percent through the rest of this decade, reaching just under $6 billion a year by 2020, according to a new report from Pike Research.


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Feb. 14, 2012: DOE’s Superior Energy Performance Program to Aid Industrial Facilities

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million to help American manufacturers leverage energy efficiency as a path to increased competitiveness. The funding will support a program administrator whose role will be to promote and operate the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.


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Feb. 7, 2012: Apartment Building Owners, Residents Could Save $3.4 Billion Annually With Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily buildings could save building owners and residents up to $3.4 billion nationwide, according to a report released by CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).


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Products That Break the Energy Star Barrier

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The goal of Energy Star is to help consumers save money and protect the environment through the use of energy-efficient products. The HVAC products shown here have earned the Energy Star label by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines, which Energy Star states will enhance the comfort of a home while saving energy.


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High-Efficiency Gas Chillers Help Mexico Plant Achieve LEED Gold

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Tecogen announced that its Tecochill STx Series natural gas-powered chillers, chosen for Spellman de Mexico’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, are helping the Spellman facility to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and energy, water, and other resource usage.


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

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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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