With commercial building codes mandating increasing levels of efficiency and energy prices only continuing to rise, many building owners are looking for ways to boost building performance in both new and existing buildings. These case studies highlight several ways in which HVACR solutions have been implemented to help building owners meet their energy-efficiency and comfort goals.
The feature is offered exclusively through Nest’s energy partners
July 18, 2016
Time of Savings makes it possible for the Nest Thermostat to learn the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU) rate plans so it can automatically adjust itself to help customers use less electricity when energy prices are most expensive.
Upgrades to lower operating costs and enhance energy management
July 18, 2016
Honeywell and the U.S. Army have announced a $29 million modernization project at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania. The project will provide critical facility upgrades that are expected to lower the army depot’s annual energy consumption by more than 20 percent and water consumption by more than 8 percent.
Will continue to serve as global supply chain officer
July 5, 2016
Schneider Electric announced it has appointed Annette Clayton as president and CEO, North America Operations. Clayton will be based in Schneider Electric’s North America headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, and is responsible for driving business strategy and execution for the region.
While certain provisions within the House and/or Senate versions of the bill have received support from industry and environmental organizations, many differences exist between the House and Senate versions of the bill that must be reconciled during conferencing.
Millennials are price-sensitive, as cost has the greatest influence on their purchase decisions above all other factors, including quality, brand, store, and availability. So, they may not be willing to pay more for the higher efficiency HVAC systems that they claim to want.
In addition to the final determination stating that the DOE will now regulate portable air conditioners, the agency also issued new rules for test procedures for portable air conditioners and is currently developing energy conservation standards for these units.
On Dec. 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new negotiated energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and commercial warm-air furnaces, otherwise known as rooftop units (RTUs).