Net Zero Energy Installations Could Save Millions a Year in Energy Costs
November 10, 2014
The U.S. Army has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio.
Energy efficiency is a growing market, according to the International Energy Agency, which recently released a study reporting the global energy-efficiency market is worth a minimum of $310 billion a year. That’s a huge market for HVAC professionals to tap into, but what is the most advantageous way to capitalize on this opportunity?
utiliVisor to Provide Energy Analysis and Optimization Platform
November 6, 2014
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) has awarded a contract to TDIndustries for the implementation of a pilot program to monitor and report on electricity use in AAFES stores in the United States and abroad.
Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.
Product Integration Enables Real-Time Decision-Making to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Costs
October 15, 2014
Workiva, provider of a cloud-based and mobile-enabled platform for enterprises to compile, report, and analyze critical business data, has announced a strategic partnership with Urjanet, a provider of automated energy data. Workiva said this partnership will allow customers who use its Wdesk product to directly tap into Urjanet’s energy data.
New Partnership Will Advance Global Solutions for Greater Building Efficiency in Cities
October 10, 2014
Johnson Controls and the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization, have announced the creation of the Building Efficiency Initiative to support and accelerate energy efficiency action in cities.
Investment in Energy Efficiency Increasing as Business Leaders See ROI
October 6, 2014
Three-quarters of decision makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy-efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric.
EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System Rated Highly Among Major Utility Executives
October 1, 2014
Telkonet Inc. has announced its selection as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Telkonet was recognized as a finalist in the category of Energy Efficiency.
Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.