Energy Efficiency

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 »

Greenbuild Exhibitors Are Pulling the Plug To Demonstrate Net Zero Energy

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News, Renewable 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?

The 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 »

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