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.
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.
Ameresco Inc. announced that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has entered into an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the company to implement energy and water conservation measures at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Butner in North Carolina.
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities have announced the launch of the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help achieve zero energy use in buildings.
Steve Nguyen, senior director of marketing at BuildingIQ, discusses advanced data analysis and automation capabilities, the importance of data in commercial HVAC applications, and more. Posted on Sept. 23.