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EMC Compressor Demonstrates 85% Reduction on the Environmental Impact Due to CO2 Emissions

EMC Compressor Demonstrates 85% Reduction on the Environmental Impact Due to CO2 Emissions

Embraco’s EMC Compressor Demonstrates Unprecedented Levels of Energy Efficiency HVAC Insider, June 15, 2017 Embraco, one of the largest manufacturers of hermetic compressors and cooling solutions for refrigeration, is presenting a case study on the EMC Compressor, an industry-leading and environmentally friendly compressor that uses natural refrigerant R290, at ATMOsphere America. ATMOsphere America is a

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Tips for Plug Load Energy Reductions: It’s All about the Data

Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits With a lot of focus on green buildings and energy efficiency upgrades such as lighting and HVAC, plug loads now account for a much greater percentage of building energy use. A typical office building can expect plug loads to make up 25% of the total electrical load. However, in an

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Hospitals Stand to Gain the Most from the Internet of Things

Sensors, plants and waste heat: Adelaide hospital’s bid to be most energy-efficient When it comes to the power consumption of hospitals, the diagnosis isn’t pretty: they rate as the second most energy-intensive of all commercial buildings, behind only food service providers. As the places where our babies are delivered, our sick are treated and our

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Harvard’s HouseZero Sets a Precedent for the Future of Green Reconstruction

Here’s How to Convert a Building Into an Energy-Efficient Predictive Piece of Architecture Harvard University’s on-campus council for all things green building is creating the most energy-efficient retrofit attempted so far. The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) is collaborating with Snøhetta to convert its headquarters, a 1924 stick-built house in Cambridge, into

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Regain Control of Unexpected Business Costs with Energy Efficiency

FOUR WAYS ENERGY EFFICIENCY HELPS BUSINESSES MITIGATE THE BURDEN OF UNEXPECTED MAINTENANCE AND COSTS One of the biggest challenges Rhode Island businesses face is preparing for the unexpected. Uncertainty can take many forms, and all can pose a great risk to a business. Some events, such as swings in the economy, changes in regulations, and

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Boulder Commons Raises the Bar for Sustainable Design

Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases Just two miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, a new net-zero energy (NZE) development is under construction: Boulder Commons. The project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional office space and boasting a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space — all

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IoT Applications Surge for Electric Utilities

Follow the Patents: The Internet of Things has Arrived for Utilities Electric Light & Power, April 25, 2017 As the Internet has matured, more and more applications are being found for it. In addition to e-commerce, social media, banking, dating, Wikipedia and Over the Top video, there is the “Internet of Things” or “IoT.” This

The Influence of Lighting Design On Plant Growth

Understand energy efficiency of LED horticultural lighting systems LEDs Magazine, April 19, 2017 There are multiple considerations that a business faces when evaluating light sources to use for horticultural lighting, including but not limited to: light intensity, spectrum, uniformity of light distribution, energy efficiency, and fixture lifespan. Horticultural lighting systems convert electrical energy into light

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