Domestic Consumption Expected to Grow 0.3 Percent Annually
May 25, 2015
U.S. energy consumption has slowed recently and is not anticipated to return to growth levels seen in the second half of the 20th century, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Gives Building Owners and Renters Information to Make Informed Decisions about How They Use Energy
May 4, 2015
The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. Two days later, the Portland, Oregon, City Council unanimously adopted its own benchmarking ordinance, making Atlanta and Portland the 12th and 13th U.S. cities, respectively, to adopt such policies.
Utility Expense and Data Management Provides Insights for Energy Efficiency Efforts
April 6, 2015
Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, announced it has been selected by Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide utility expense and data management services. Ecova will assist the family dining and entertainment company in monitoring, understanding, and reducing energy use at approximately 525 locations nationwide.
Standard Will Provide Procedures to Design/Select HVAC Systems and Equipment for Low-Load Homes
April 2, 2015
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced that it has initiated the development of BSR/ACCA 16 Manual E-201x, “HVAC System Design for Energy Efficient Homes” as a new industry standard.
ASHRAE is committed to improving the efficiency of the built environment. That commitment is best exhibited through ASHRAE’s standards, which, through constant improvement, continue to raise the bar for building efficiency.
This Provision Bridges the Gap Between Design and Operations
December 25, 2014
For the first time, a national model code can be adopted to use an outcome-based approach. This new compliance pathway, which was voted to become a part of the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), gives design teams the ability to achieve compliance through actual performance and operations.
Solution Will Allow Customers to Proactively Identify and Address Issues
December 17, 2014
Siemens has launched its Site Controls Enterprise Portal platform designed to provide enterprise chain operators with real-time intelligence into and control over the operating conditions of sites and key equipment.