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Businesses are Evolving and Contributing to the Foundations of a Cleaner Future

Businesses are Evolving and Contributing to the Foundations of a Cleaner Future

Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions Renewable Energy World, July 12, 2017 Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future. Here, the

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The Energy Department Announces Funding for 7 SSL R&D Projects

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D The Energy Department is announcing funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs

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Big Data is Contributing to Big Energy Savings in India

These Startups Are Using Big Data And Smart Tech To Ease The Pressure On India’s Electricity Grid Forbes, July 6, 2017 India is aiming to make annual savings of $8.9 billion in energy costs by adopting new energy-saving technologies. As half of country’s energy is consumed by commercial sector, businesses have long been challenged to improve

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Widespread Controls Cutting Back Energy Usage

Cut US commercial building energy use 29 percent with widespread controls PHYS Org, June 23, 2017 Like driving a car despite a glowing check-engine light, large buildings often chug along without maintenance being performed on the building controls designed to keep them running smoothly. And sometimes those controls aren’t used to their full potential, similar

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Cannabis Industry Has Major Carbon Footprint

The Cannabis Industry Has a Fossil Fuel Reliance Problem Merry Jane, June 21,2017 As the legal cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. In order to grow cannabis plants indoors, cultivators must resort to using powerful high-pressure sodium lights, similar to the ones used in hospital operating rooms. These lights produce about 500 times

Top 10 low-to-no-cost energy-efficiency tips for summer

Duke Energy’s Top 10 tips to beat summer heat, save money Saint Peters Blog, June 24,2017 With Florida’s summer well underway, meteorologists are predicting slightly higher than average temperatures in 2017. And with the heat, comes an inevitable seasonal spike in electric bills. But summer doesn’t have to be a budget-buster. Duke Energy, which services

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A Guide to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commerical Buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings Proud Green Building, June 21, 2017 Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by those commercial buildings is

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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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