Energy Efficiency

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 »

Your Avatar Is Saving Energy, Are You?

Written May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News
Your Avatar Is Saving Energy, Are You?

Psychology researcher Jeremy Bailenson has someone who will convince you to save energy. That someone is the virtual you. Read the rest of this entry »

DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

Written May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy
DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

The U.S. Department of Energy has named two executives in key roles at Bonneville Power Administration where they could usher in a new focus on energy efficiency and demand response.
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Brainy Motors Promise Big Leap in Energy Efficiency

Written April 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, News
Brainy Motors Promise Big Leap in Energy Efficiency

Electric motors are everywhere. They lift elevators, bring conditioned air to your desk, make your washing machine agitate and your PC hard drive spin. What’s surprising is that they are quietly – or not so quietly – consuming more electricity than any other single use. One company is working to change that. Read the rest of this entry »

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