Leading Sector by Amount Invested and by Number of Deals Was Energy Efficiency
July 17, 2013
Cleantech Group™, a global market intelligence firm covering the clean technology industry, reported that worldwide clean technology venture investment during the second quarter totaled $1.76 billion. Measured by dollars invested, cleantech venture investment grew 56 percent from the first quarter ($1.1 billion).
The EE Global Forum, held in May in Washington, D.C., was a big success for the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), the event’s host, who enthusiastically continued its ongoing discussion about the HVAC industry’s role in energy efficiency.
Building Sector Says: If You Can Build Cost-Efficient Units, We Will Buy Them
June 21, 2013
A coalition that includes the United States federal government and over 200 major commercial building sector partners has issued a challenge to U.S. manufacturers: if you can build wireless sub-meters that cost less than $100 apiece and enable us to identify opportunities to save money by saving energy, we will buy them.
Clinic Uses Nearly 75 Percent Less Energy to Heat and Cool
June 13, 2013
Commercial Passive House consultancy Passiv Science announced that its recently completed dental office project in Roanoke, Va., has officially become the world’s first Passive House dental clinic. The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, presented its Passive House certification to the clinic of Drs. Dickey, Singleton, and Lynch.
New Energy Conservation Products Company Is Created
June 10, 2013
General Pacific Inc. has announced the spin-off of its Conservation Products Division into a standalone, privately held company called EcoTone Products LLC. The new company is focused exclusively on the wholesale distribution of energy conservation products across the continental United States.
DOE Will Continue to Push for Efficiency Improvements
June 10, 2013
The case for energy efficiency in the United States is this — every year, much of the energy that the U.S. consumes is wasted. That’s why during his first public speech, the new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, said he was making energy efficiency a focal point during his tenure.
Hybrid Units Provide a 12 Percent Reduction in Resort’s Energy Bill
June 10, 2013
The Cove at Yarmouth, located in West Yarmouth, Mass., was throwing money down the drain with its former hot water heaters. Eventually, the resort’s general manager decided to make a change. Murphy’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing recommended the Eternal hybrid water heater.
With building owners and managers looking to wring savings from every square foot of space, manufacturers have introduced a wide array of advanced energy-efficient technologies that are designed to lower utility bills without compromising comfort.