As part of the Manufacturing USA initiative, the Department of Energy announced its new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, which will be headquartered in Rochester, New York and led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance.
The global intelligent pump market is expected to grow from an estimated $613.7 million in 2016 to $880 million by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets.
It’s a way to reduce wasted heat and increase industrial efficiency
December 19, 2016
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are being used by a wide range of applications to reduce the overall energy intensity of industrial systems. In some cases, such as industrial furnaces, efficiency improvements resulting from waste heat recovery can improve energy efficiency 10-50 percent.
Semco LLC honored Scott Mazo at the 2016 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo
December 19, 2016
The Center of Excellence Award honors buildings with unique sustainable and energy-cost-reducing green designs, such as UPA’s recently developed 98,000-square-foot 2.0 University Place in Philadelphia’s surging University City green building corridor.
This effort supports innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology
December 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight.
Expiration of these credits impacts both the residential and commercial markets
December 7, 2016
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) expressed extreme disappointment that the House stopgap spending bill to fund the U.S. government does not include an extension of the Investment Tax Credit for geothermal heat pumps. The expiration of these tax credits, which apply to a range of efficiency technologies, will threaten thousands of U.S. jobs.
The ACEEE produces its state scorecard annually. This year’s edition zeroes in on six policy areas in which states pursue energy efficiency, including utility and public benefits programs and policies, transportation policies, building energy codes, combined heat and power (CHP) policies, state government-led initiatives around energy efficiency, and appliance and equipment standards.