Energy Efficiency

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 »

Greenbuild Exhibitors Are Pulling the Plug To Demonstrate Net Zero Energy

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News, Renewable Energy
Greenbuild Exhibitors Are Pulling the Plug To Demonstrate Net Zero Energy

NZ pavilion (emerge)IMG_6719In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2014, exhibitors will demonstrate a solar-powered microgrid by disconnecting from the energy utility. Read the rest of this entry »

How Many Zombies Does It Take to Change an Energy Efficient Light Bulb?

Written September 25th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News
How Many Zombies Does It Take to Change an Energy Efficient Light Bulb?

2014-09-epa-zombie-video-margaret-thumb-150xThe EPA wants us to see zombies in a better light. It’s using some edgy YouTube videos to spread the word about LED bulbs.

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Conservation Gamification – extended play

Written April 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Podcasts, Radio Programs
Conservation Gamification – extended play

The Campus Conservation Nationals are part of a trend toward the gamification of everything, including saving energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Nest Acquisition Revives Google’s Energy Management Strategy

Written January 16th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Nest Acquisition Revives Google’s Energy Management Strategy

Google may have found its long-sought path into the energy utility market with its acquisition of Nest Labs and the Nest Learning Thermostat. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Encouraging Staff to Become Energy Certified is Good for Your Plant

Written November 27th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Why Encouraging Staff to Become Energy Certified is Good for Your Plant

The most important adjustment to save refrigeration energy is in the heads of your operators. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Written November 7th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

Technology continues to advance and save energy. But a funny thing happened on the way to the technological future: Occupants showed us that their behavior is crucial to energy savings. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

Written October 31st, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Future of Energy Depends on State Governments, Software and Wetware

“States can dictate the energy future,” says Bill Ritter Jr., Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, and former governor of Colorado. Here’s our report from his welcome keynote and the energy efficiency sessions at the 2013 Future Energy Conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Window Retrofits: The Gateway Drug for Home Performance Improvements

Written August 7th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Window Retrofits: The Gateway Drug for Home Performance Improvements

Homeowners looking for more comfort and energy efficiency frequently start their search with their windows because that’s something they can see and feel. Contributor Sam Pardue believes that Home Performance Contractors can expand window retrofits into bigger measures and more revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

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