Over the Next Seven Years Growth Is Expected to Resume
October 16, 2013
The energy service company (ESCO) market in the United States has gone through a difficult period in recent years, according to Navigant Research. A new report from the firm, however, indicates that growth in the U.S. ESCO market is set to resume.
Programmable and Smart Thermostats Are Top Technology Installed
October 7, 2013
Home automation technologies that offer energy efficiency are the most popular type of installed home technologies among consumers in the United States, according to a study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.
SmartWatt Energy, an energy efficiency firm, has added staff across two divisions nationwide. Kerry Stinson, P.E., was hired as an energy engineer III. Benjamin Prichett was hired as a project engineer. Vincent Figueroa was hired as an IT technician.
Efficiency Needed to Meet Energy Needs, Reduce Costs, and Cut Emissions
September 25, 2013
A new survey of federal agency purchasing decision makers shows 74 percent agree energy efficiency is among the most effective means of meeting increasing energy needs, achieving cost savings, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Utilities Can Emphasize the Ease of Use and Non-Intrusiveness of Smart Thermostats
September 23, 2013
Utilities already have many commercial and industrial (C&I) customers on demand response programs, curtailing power usage during peak times to balance the load over the course of a day. Smart thermostats offer the opportunity to get more residential customers on board with energy efficiency.
It has become abundantly clear that emerging energy efficient technologies and policies for buildings are important not only for a cleaner environment, but also as a means to boost the economy. Years of research have borne this out.