Amending energy conservation and test procedure standards
March 13, 2017
On Jan. 6, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) published concurrent and identical proposed and direct final rules amending energy conservation standards for consumer central air conditioners and heat pumps.
Builds on existing efforts to increase sustainability and energy security for major logistics base
November 21, 2016
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., for an energy conservation and distributed generation project at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia.
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.
Calculates heat loss based on the difference between human surface temperature and ambient temperature
April 8, 2016
Panasonic Corp. announced it has developed a thermal sensation estimation method using the infrared array sensor Grid-EYE capable of recognizing a person’s thermal comfort, to enable individualized air conditioning.
The hot ticket at the recent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo was a seat at Building Services Research and Information Association’s (BSRIA’s) presentation on global HVAC trends.
Quick-service restaurant company commits to reduce energy use and improve environmental footprint
February 11, 2016
The Wendy’s Co. announced it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Challenge with a commitment to reduce energy consumption in U.S. company-owned restaurants by 20 percent per transaction by 2025.
Smartcool Systems Inc. and Tri-Caribbean Energy (TCE) announced that the Smartcool ECO3, as a part of TCE’s Green Energy Management (GEM) Power Savings Bundle, is reducing energy consumption by 31 percent on refrigeration systems at the Crystal Cove Hotel in Barbados.
Energy conservation firm will maintain its New England headquarters
January 5, 2016
Bluestone Energy Services LLC, a provider of energy conservation, engineering, and project development services for commercial and industrial clients, announced that it is formally rebranding itself as the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Division of OpTerra Energy Services.
Mechanical contractor helps customers save energy and earn Xcel Energy rebates
December 14, 2015
Murphy Co., a mechanical contractor with corporate offices in Denver and St. Louis, has for the third time been recognized and awarded for its energy efficiency contributions and corporate citizenship by energy partner Xcel Energy.