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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.