Commercial buildings have high energy needs, and it’s no secret that the HVACR system is one of the largest sources of electricity consumption in them. Since the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) began tracking energy use through its Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) in 1979, total energy consumption has almost doubled.
With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric announced it’s expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, a growing community of forward-thinking corporations committed to buying and developing renewable energy and cleantech around the world.
More than 1,300 exhibitors expected at New China International Exhibition
April 28, 2017
Energy efficiency and emissions reductions continue to be important environmental goals for China. With the country’s growing demand for clean energies, the market for green heating solutions is expected to increase steadily due to implementation of strict environmental policies and regulations. As one of Asia’s premier HVAC events, ISH China & CIHE — China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems is where industry experts gather to discover the latest industry innovations, exchange market intelligence, and form partnerships across the region.
Jobs providing cleaner energy options equal twice those in building construction
March 16, 2017
— National business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the U.S. cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs — equal to the employment of retail stores across the country and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual“U.S. Energy and Employment Report.”
Commitment includes $500M investment in product-related R&D by 2020
June 20, 2016
The commitment includes a $500 million investment in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through its transport refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
The facility will convert inedible food into energy
May 10, 2016
Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC celebrated the opening of its new Green Energy Facility in Freetown, Massachusetts. The facility will convert inedible food from its Stop & Shop New England stores into energy that will help power the company’s distribution center in Freetown.
These states have pledged to diversify energy generation and expand clean energy sources
March 9, 2016
A 17-state bipartisan coalition called the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future has been announced. It represents an effort by these states to develop and implement clean energy policies and initiatives that expand clean energy sources, modernize energy infrastructure, and build a clean energy economy.
Supports companies graduating from business accelerator programs
February 25, 2016
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Interim CEO Stephen Pike has announced $250,000 in funding for five early-stage clean energy companies. Under MassCEC’s new AccelerateMass program, the funds will help the companies develop new technologies and business plans and attract additional sources of funding.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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