Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
November 18, 2013
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.Read More
The 32-Story, 1.2 Million-Square-Foot Tower Is Located in Lower Manhattan
November 4, 2013
Automated Logic Corp. (ALC), a leading provider of building automation systems, is providing critical building monitoring and control for Intergate.Manhattan, believed to be the world’s tallest high-rise data center.
Payback Period for the Church Will Be Less Than Eighteen Months
October 21, 2013
Grace Church, a non-denominational congregation in Eden Prairie, Minn., is saving more than $100,000 annually in utility charges as a result of completing a recommissioning of its facility.
Renovation Includes High-Efficiency HVAC, Integrated Carbon Dioxide Sensors and Fresh Air Ventilation, and More
October 7, 2013
Perdue Farms announced that it has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum green building certification — the highest possible ranking — from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the renovation of its corporate office building.
Architect Calls Geothermal an Important Part of Reducing Energy Footprint of Buildings
September 23, 2013
Architect Eric Corey Freed specializes in green designs and makes extensive use of geothermal heating and cooling. That experience led the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to invite him to deliver the keynote at this year’s Technical Conference and Expo. Here is a Q&A with Freed.
Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Now Get Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
September 23, 2013
Smaller businesses, schools, churches, and clinics throughout Ohio could potentially cut tens of millions of dollars a year off their energy bills using a new financial tool launched by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).
Hospital Installs Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System
September 9, 2013
The energy efficiency project at Continuum Health - Beth Israel Brooklyn has been named Energy Project of the Year by the New York City chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
Army Research Laboratory Switches to More Efficient System
August 19, 2013
The Army Research Lab (ARL) is going through a series of programs to improve its energy efficiency. One step called for installing an onsite generator and using the waste heat to replace the boiler generated hot water. But the boiler was also producing steam to humidify some of the laboratory’s clean rooms.
Ultrasonic Flow Meters are Key to Controlling Energy Management
August 5, 2013
Hemant Mehta’s WMGroup must be doing something right because his team has been fine-tuning HVAC systems for the same major New Jersey pharmaceutical company since 1984. The latest improvement involved the upgrading of the chiller systems at the company’s 100-acre research and development campus.Read More
Even Do-it-Yourself HVAC Projects Can Benefit from Professional Help
August 5, 2013
The best way to avoid costly HVAC system repairs is to perform regular preventive work, and, while most work is best left to the professionals, some things can be performed without the assistance of a service professional.