Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

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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New Energy Secretary Will Focus on Energy Efficiency

DOE Will Continue to Push for Efficiency Improvements
June 10, 2013
The case for energy efficiency in the United States is this — every year, much of the energy that the U.S. consumes is wasted. That’s why during his first public speech, the new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, said he was making energy efficiency a focal point during his tenure.


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Cape Cod Resort Saves $1,400/Month with Hybrid Water Heaters

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.


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A Whole-Building Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency

Trends and Innovations Offer New Opportunities for Progress
June 3, 2013

A multitude of trends and innovations offer new opportunities for progress increasingly converging on the prospect of a new basic concept: whole-building systems. 


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Commercial Market Embraces Energy Efficiency

New HVAC Products are More Energy Efficient than Ever Before
May 6, 2013

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.


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April 30, 2013: Walmart to Greatly Increase Renewables and Energy Efficiency

April 30, 2013
Mike Duke, Walmart president and CEO, has announced the company’s next step on the path to achieving its goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. 


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April 24, 2013: Utilities Will Help Drive Building Energy Management Growth

April 24, 2013
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. 


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April 23, 2013: Growth in Electricity Use Slows Due to Energy Efficiency

April 23, 2013
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).


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April 15, 2013: U.S. Manufacturing Energy Use Down Since 2002

April 15, 2013
Total energy consumption in the United States manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).


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