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Building Technology

Target Phantom Plug Loads, Not Phantom Savings

Max Ma, ERS, for Zondits Plug loads are any electrical devices or appliances that draw power from an electrical wall outlet, including computers, monitors, printers, copiers, vending machines, coffee machines, and many others. When plug loads draw power for an extended period in an idle mode, the idle power use is referred to as phantom

Industrial Technology

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Target Now Has Over 1,000 Stores With Propane Refrigeration

Target exceeds 1,000 propane stores Hydrocardons21,com, September 26, 2017 Minneapolis-based Target Corp. now has self-contained display cases using propane(R290) refrigerant in more than 1,000 stores, and Hannaford Supermarkets is planning to open a small new store that uses self-contained propane cases with water-loop condensing for all low-temperature foods. Those were among the developments in natural

Clean Grid Technology

Duke Energy

Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase Green Tech Media, August 25, 2017 Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the bankruptcy of the project’s principal designer and contractor. The decision was noted in a rate case filed with the North

Programs & Policy

M&V Data 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts and Boston Take Top Spots in 2017 ACEEE State and City Scorecards

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits It’s a tie no more, as Massachusetts has edged California to claim the sole number-one position atop the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The council determines the rankings by evaluating states’ energy efficiency programs, policies, and practices across six categories. As an ongoing effort,

Markets & Business

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University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE’s Top Sustainability Ranking

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has bolstered its long-standing reputation as a sustainability leader by earning the highest possible rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE was founded in 2005 to foster global sustainability within higher education institutions, leading to an “ecologically

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