Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

Energy Efficiency: A Look at the Financial Returns from Building Green

September 17, 2013
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.

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Opening Up Students’ Minds to Their Job Options

Vocations Can Include the Manufacturing Sector as well as the Trades
September 16, 2013
During the summer, the U.S. congressman representing the district in which I live visited a Danfoss plant where variable frequency drives (VFDs) are manufactured. In a Q&A with the media, the congressman spoke of the need to introduce young people to the value of being part of the manufacturing sector.

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HVAC Research Reveals Customer Spending Motivations

American Home Comfort Study Sheds Light on Consumer Trends
August 12, 2013

What drives consumers to purchase HVAC equipment? That’s one of the questions that Decision Analyst Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based market research firm, sought to answer in its comprehensive American Home Comfort Study of 2012-2013. 

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Aug. 1, 2013: ACHR NEWS Website Launches Energy Management Page

HVACR Newsmagazine Expands Its Energy Coverage
August 1, 2013
The ACHR NEWS has launched a new Energy Management page on its website at The page will cover energy efficiency, energy management, and a range of energy-related issues.

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July 17, 2013: Cleantech Investment Grows 56 Percent in Second Quarter

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).

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Forum Increases Efficiency Awareness

HVAC is a ‘Key Industry’ For Utilities
July 15, 2013

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.

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June 25, 2013: Study Says Barriers to Energy Efficiency Can Be Removed

June 25, 2013
A new study finds that utilities aren’t rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and that reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewable energy.

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June 21, 2013: Federal and Industry Partners Issue Sub-Meter Challenge

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. 

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June 13, 2013: First Passive House Dental Clinic Is Certified

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.

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June 10, 2013: General Pacific Spins-Off Conservation Products Division

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.

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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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