Posts Tagged ‘buildings’

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Moving Towards Energy Efficiency? Retrofit with Smart Air-Conditioning

Posted on April 25th, 2013 by

  Industry analysts such as Navigant Research predict a two-fold increase in the market for energy efficiency projects and retrofits in commercial buildings, reaching $152[...]

Isn’t it Time for Energy Management to Include Smarter Buildings Working with a Smarter Grid?

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by

With all this emphasis on creating smarter buildings and enabling smart grids, we still find ourselves utilizing manual solutions to try and get the results[...]
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UMich & USGBC Study Finds LEED Buildings Are More Resilient

Posted on May 27th, 2012 by

Chris Pyke, of the US Green Building Council, shares with us findings from a research study conducted with the University of Michigan about the impact[...]
Grubb & Ellis Management Services is saving $21,000 a year on energy costs at its skyscraper at 420 Fifth Avenue, thanks to an elevator overhaul paid for with incentives from Con Edison’s Green Team. Con Edison Market Partner Century Elevator replaced the building’s aging elevators, including motors and motor controls, with a modern, more energy-efficient system. The new elevators use 40 percent less energy than before, saving 197,000 kWh a year.

What does it mean to be a High-Performance Building?

Posted on April 27th, 2012 by

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 47 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are from existing buildings. From a global perspective, reducing energy consumption[...]

Access the Funds for Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted on January 11th, 2012 by

Ultimately, you want an energy efficiency plan for your business – understanding it makes good business sense to lower your energy consumption, to save money,[...]

Get Your Energy Plan in Order

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by

Does your business have a comprehensive energy plan?  Now is the right time as New York City introduced laws requiring building owners to do a[...]

Addressing today’s energy dilemmas in commercial buildings through demand response

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by

A growing number of incentives are heating up demand response (DR) adoption in the commercial building sector. The commercial sector, faced with factors such as[...]

SMART Start, SMART Finish: Driving Energy Efficiency in New Construction

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by

In my last column for The Daily Energy Report, we looked at the prospects for driving energy efficiency in existing facilities, thereby reducing operational costs,[...]

CHP: Not the Brad and Jen of energy, but…

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 by

FI hesitate to start this blog with the words “combined heat and power.” You might stop reading. Okay, so it’s not the Brad and Jen[...]

The New Frontier: Energy Codes and Fenestration Products

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by

Energy codes and standards play a significant role in the United States construction market by influencing the design of commercial buildings, as designers and contractors[...]

A Greener World: The Sustainability Decisions of America’s Leading Companies

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by

Imagine you just spent $50 at the store purchasing everyday household necessities and the store clerk inquires whether you would like to donate $1.50 for[...]

Funding Solutions for Energy Projects in a Post-Stimulus World

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by

Faced with a combination of ongoing municipal and state budget cuts, pressure from citizens to keep taxes low and the looming energy efficiency mandates that[...]

Denver: From the brown cloud to the green light

Posted on July 25th, 2011 by

When it comes to the green energy race, it’s not over until it’s over. Just look at the city of Denver. For years the Mile[...]