Opinion

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 »

Solar’s Future Is Bright in 2016 and Beyond

Written January 22nd, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Business, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Solar’s Future Is Bright in 2016 and Beyond

In 2015, consumers and government leaders demanded cleaner, cheaper energy. The solar industry has heard you and we’re delivering.  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 »

COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

Written December 1st, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion
COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

We’ve heard ad nauseum that the commitments brought to Paris yesterday won’t stop global warming, but the real goal is more farsighted and complex: 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 »

Find Energy Efficiency and Savings in Unlikely Places – Like the Restroom

Written April 20th, 2015 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
Find Energy Efficiency and Savings in Unlikely Places – Like the Restroom

Focusing on the improvement of facility operations can deliver energy-efficient benefits to the facilities and the quality of the environment.

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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 »

Is Being Carbon Neutral Possible Today?

Written January 5th, 2015 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
Is Being Carbon Neutral Possible Today?

It is possible to achieve a carbon neutral world…but it’s up to technology developers to get us there. Read the rest of this entry »

Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Written November 12th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, Opinion
Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Interesting ideas emerge from studying the value of energy efficiency beyond the financial return on individual measures from utility cost savings. Read the rest of this entry »

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