Posts Tagged ‘energy savings’

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New Lighting Control Systems save Electricity in Older Buildings

Posted on November 13th, 2013 by

Easy-to-retrofit lighting control technology can reduce lighting energy use by 60 percent or more The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) energy use statistics are rather[...]
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Successful Microgrids ­– Uncovering Opportunities in Energy Reduction

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by

Energy security is a significant strategic priority for the Department of Defense (DOD) from a fiscal, operational, and tactical perspective. The DoD’s Operational Energy Strategy[...]
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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,[...]
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You Wish You Worked Here!

Posted on December 19th, 2011 by

Your dream office may have relaxation pods for naps and spa rooms for massages like the ones in Google’s Zurich office.  A “play pit” like[...]
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Petroleum Savings if all Passenger Vehicles in U.S. were Hybrids or EVs!

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by

A month ago, I was asked the question: “What would be the impact on petroleum usage if all cars (passenger vehicles) in the U.S. energy[...]
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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[...]
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Data Center Consolidation and Efficient IT: Strategies to streamline and reduce wastage in your server estate

Posted on October 13th, 2011 by

Earlier this summer (July 2011) the US federal government announced plans to shut down 40 percent of its data centers over the next four years.[...]
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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,[...]
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Energy efficiency and the Solyndra effect

Posted on September 26th, 2011 by

Not so long ago the green energy movement celebrated because President Obama used words like ‘renewable energy’ and ‘climate change’ in his inaugural speech. It[...]
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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[...]
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Energy Management and Demand Response on our Minds in the Summertime

Posted on June 24th, 2011 by

As temperatures soared to over 90 degrees along the East coast in early June, air conditioners across the region were turned on full blast.  Air[...]
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Energy Efficiency Absorbs Water

Posted on May 22nd, 2011 by

Efforts have been underway for decades to conserve both energy and water, but never in concert. This is unfortunate because energy uses a lot of[...]
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Energy efficiency and the annoying guy next door

Posted on May 19th, 2011 by

Who would have thought backyards would cause so much trouble for the North American energy industry? First came the NIMBYs, ‘the not-in-my-backyard protesters’, who block[...]
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Energy efficiency and Weight Watchers

Posted on May 18th, 2011 by

We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to[...]
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Beyond Energy Management Systems: The Economic and Environmental Impact of Maximizing Real Estate Utilization

Posted on February 1st, 2011 by

Integrated energy management systems (EMS) are quickly becoming a necessity for companies worldwide as they look for innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint, cut[...]
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What Is Evaporative Cooling?

Posted on January 20th, 2011 by

We get the calls every year… “My building is too hot, please come out as soon as possible.”  Thousands of dollars get wasted on temporary[...]