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Energy management has become a hot topic in the commercial building market. It also is emerging in importance in the residential market. This page provides the latest information on how the desire to save energy and dollars is driving both building automation and home automation.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT FEATURES

Insource Renewables, Pittsfield, Maine, installed photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as solar collectors for a combisystem (water and space heating) on the back roof of this home in Searsmont, Maine.

Solar Applications Finding a Home in Residential HVAC

With all of the different solar applications available, determining the best option for homeowners is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s something often done on a case-by-case basis.

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The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) hopes to have geothermal heat pump technology included in the federal definition of clean energy by the end of 2014.

Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.

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â??The system will sell itself as long as you have the right information and knowledge up front,â?? said Travis Smith, president, Sky Heating & Air, Portland, Oregon.

HVAC Energy Solutions that Sell

Although renewable energy solutions generally boast a great return on investment, finding the right customer often plays a big role in making a sale.

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT NEWS

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LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

The study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels by comparing LEED-certified hotels with a competitive set of noncertified hotels.

 

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ERV Market to Reach $2.8 Billion

Carbon dioxide sensors, demand-controlled ventilation, dedicated outdoor air systems, and ultraviolet irradiation also experiencing strong growth.

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT PODCAST

NEWSMakers: John Missell

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John Missell, vice president and COO of Spectrum Design, joins the program to discuss how his company has utilized geothermal technologies, and we examine the future of renewable energy resources. Posted on Aug. 15.

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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

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