Energy Efficiency

New Path for Building Compliance in ASHRAE Model Energy Efficiency Standard

Written February 9th, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Opinion
New Path for Building Compliance in ASHRAE Model Energy Efficiency Standard

A newly published document from ASHRAE and IES gives users of their energy efficiency standard immediate access to an optional third path for compliance in ASHRAE Standard 90.1, providing more flexibility for the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

Written February 1st, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

You might not think of your business as a wholesale power producer, but demand response is now on track to make the market for negawatts as lucrative as rooftop solar watts. Read the rest of this entry »

New Business Models Accelerate LED Adoption toward COP21 Goal of 10 Billion Energy Efficient Lights

Written December 22nd, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Opinion
New Business Models Accelerate LED Adoption toward COP21 Goal of 10 Billion Energy Efficient Lights

Instead of focusing on products alone, Cree connects lighting to a range of critical business objectives. Read the rest of this entry »

Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

Written April 28th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

This is the year of the crowd, says Jeremiah Owyang. Will a kWber emerge to disrupt the energy industry? Read the rest of this entry »

Amazon Could Revolutionize Energy Efficiency Tomorrow

Written April 21st, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Amazon Could Revolutionize Energy Efficiency Tomorrow

What is it like to be the next Amazon of energy efficiency? Soon we might have to ask Amazon. Read the rest of this entry »

Behavior Based Energy Efficiency: The Power of People

Written April 15th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Behavior Based Energy Efficiency: The Power of People

It’s no secret that buildings have the greatest opportunities for energy savings. To date, this fact has primarily been addressed by energy efficiency programs that incentivize equipment or building management. But it’s getting harder to eke out additional savings when we’ve already tackled lighting, equipment, commissioning and renewables in many markets. Read the rest of this entry »

Collaboration Will Make More Efficiency Options Available to Natural Gas Customers

Written March 13th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Opinion
Collaboration Will Make More Efficiency Options Available to Natural Gas Customers

We’re off to see the world, the wonderful world of… collaborative market transformation! Who are “we?” Read the rest of this entry »

USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

Written October 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Green Building, Opinion
USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

2014-10-gb-maccracken-speaking-calmac-thumbLEED v.4 includes a “Demand Response” credit. A better name would underscore important contributions by building owners who reshape their peak loads every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Best and Worst States in the U.S. for Energy Efficiency

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Best and Worst States in the U.S. for Energy Efficiency

2014-10-aceee-logoIt’s time to find out which are the best and worst states in the almost-worst country in the world when it comes to energy efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

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