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.
Utilities and vendors of building energy management systems (BEMS) increasingly find themselves with interlocking interests, and they are looking to each other to solve some of their most pressing issues, notes Navigant Research.
The growth of electricity demand has slowed in each decade since the 1950s — from a 9.8 percent annual rate of growth in the 1950s to only 0.7 percent per year in the first decade of the 21st century — and will continue its slow growth due to energy efficiency, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The United States is consuming energy considerably more efficiently and with lower emissions than just five years ago thanks to a number of modern technologies that are changing decades-old patterns, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.