According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when businesses invest in energy efficiency, it yields 200-300 percent return on investment (ROI). Steps taken to make HVAC systems more efficient are beneficial for both business profitability and sustainable resources.
NYSERDA initiatives aim to increase energy efficiency of commercial buildings
August 4, 2016
Noveda Technologies, a provider of web-based, real-time energy and water management, announced the company’s platform has been selected as a qualified system provider by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for its Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program.
Smaller commercial buildings are expected to be the next target for energy efficiency upgrades
July 15, 2016
Small and medium commercial buildings have not seen the same penetration of energy efficiency retrofits as larger facilities due to lower expenditures on energy management, lack of customer education, perceived high risk of retrofit financing, and split incentives between building owner and tenant, notes Navigant Research.
Building energy efficiency information will be displayed in CoStar Group’s online property databases
June 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Initiative has announced a partnership with CoStar Group Inc., a provider of data and intelligence solutions to commercial real estate professionals, to expand the visibility of energy-efficient buildings in U.S. property markets and promote the benefits of energy efficiency.
The European Union’s stringent energy efficiency regulations are influencing policies in other regions, report finds
June 8, 2016
During the past five years, the number of energy efficiency polices around the world has continued to increase, notes Navigant Research. While policies vary by region and country, and with more developed nations taking more stringent approaches, a lack of enforcement remains a significant barrier to implementation.
Main Street Efficiency Program will offer incentives to small and mid-size businesses in central Texas
May 3, 2016
Lime Energy Co. announced it has been awarded a three-year contract with an expected value of $9 million to implement a Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) program for Oncor Electric Delivery Co. Oncor will provide roughly $1.57 million in annual incentives for eligible customers to improve energy efficiency in their businesses.
HVAC contractor’s new program aligns with the ‘New York City Carbon Challenge’
May 2, 2016
Donnelly Mechanical, an integrated HVAC and energy services contractor, has announced the launch of its “Carbon Cutter Program” for New York City commercial buildings. The company developed the comprehensive HVAC energy program to assist building owners and managers with achieving their energy reduction objectives.
Focuses of program include heating and cooling systems, and sensors and controls
April 28, 2016
Four U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to expand an online crowdsourcing community for building technologies called JUMP, which helps bridge the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace.
In addition to BOMA award, the building is also LEED and Energy Star certified
April 19, 2016
The Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce management team for 170 South Main has announced that the class A, 15-story high-rise in downtown Salt Lake City has been honored with the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) Kilowatt Crackdown Climate Leader Award.
Small to medium sized buildings make up the vast majority of buildings. Many existing buildings are inadequately insulated, use outdated, inefficient HVAC technologies, and have poorly functioning control systems. This poses a pressing renovation need, notes BSRIA, and also a host of new business opportunities.