Just about every manufacturer recommends homeowners have their air-source heat pumps serviced twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall. Most believe that semi-annual maintenance helps keep equipment operating at peak performance and ensures the unit is ready for the heat of summer or cold of winter.
Module for optimization platform delivers up to 40 percent energy savings
February 18, 2016
Optimum Energy announced that campuses and commercial buildings can cut energy use of HVAC systems 20 to 40 percent with the company's new OptimumAIR™ module for the OptiCx™ optimization platform, which made its official debut at the IDEA Campus Energy 2016 Conference.
Homes in the pilot that integrated with WeatherBug Home saved three times more electricity
February 9, 2016
Consumers who integrated WeatherBug Home’s HVAC control and optimization capabilities with their connected thermostat saved 16.5 percent when cooling their home as compared to 5.1 percent HVAC savings using a connected thermostat –– saving 11.4 percent more in HVAC energy use — according to results from a pilot study.
Waste Water Treatment Plant project centered on improving air controls and HVAC efficiency
December 7, 2015
The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Waste Water Treatment Plant has completed the first phase of an energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services. The program is aligned with the city’s sustainability goals and is expected to save $2.2 million in energy costs over the next 15 years.
OpTerra’s Commercial & Industrial Division sees growth in volume of energy conservation services
November 26, 2015
Bluestone Energy Services LLC, a division of Oakland, California-based OpTerra Energy Services and a provider of energy conservation services for commercial and industrial clients, has announced the addition of three business development managers to help meet the growing demand for turnkey energy conservation services.
HVAC Energy Efficiency Solution Is Now Patented in Three Countries
May 29, 2015
Transformative Wave announced that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued patent approval on the company’s CATALYST technology, marking the fourth overall patent for the product. The CATALYST is an energy efficiency solution for existing commercial constant volume HVAC systems.
Cloud-Based Predictive Energy Optimization Will Be Used across the City’s Portfolio of Buildings
May 21, 2015
BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company, announced that it has been selected by the D.C. Department of General Services (DGS) to deploy its cloud-based technology within eight of the District of Columbia’s public buildings, ranging from hospitals and education facilities to commercial office spaces.
DrivePak Recognized for Delivering Energy, Environmental Benefits
April 10, 2015
NexRev Inc., a manufacturer of performance-improving energy efficiency upgrades for HVAC equipment, announced that its flagship product, DrivePak™ HVAC Efficiency Upgrade, received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.
Advanced Sensors and Controls Have Potential to Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings by 20-30 Percent
March 5, 2015
HVAC control in small commercial buildings could supply better comfort and efficiency at less expense thanks to a new low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).