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Building Energy Consumption

DOE Invests to Drive Innovation to Reduce Building Energy Consumption

DOE Invests to Drive Innovation to Reduce Building Energy Consumption

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency ProudGreenBuilding, August 3, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological

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Living Building Challenge Tests Design Team to Brew Coffee in Living Building

Energy use at Georgia Tech Living Building measured down to a cup of coffee Espresso was too much to ask. The Kendeda Fund, August 14, 2017 The Living Building at Georgia Tech already had been spitting out energy challenges that members of its experienced design team hadn’t faced before. To meet the Living Building Challenge standard, the

IoT

IoT Technologies Being Put to Use in College Campuses

‘Smart’ Campuses Invest in the Internet of Things Campus Technology, August 24, 2017 At Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, sensors connected to the WiFi and cellular network collect temperature, humidity and noise data for use by facilities staff. As part of a longstanding cheering contest, the noise data analysis identifies

HVAC

Greener Standards for HVAC’s Are Becoming a Trend

HVAC’s Role in a Greener Future Contracting Buisness, Aug 10, 2017 As industries of all sorts adopt greener standards, HVAC professionals are doing their part to ensure climate control technology isn’t contributing to global climate change. HVAC systems account for almost half of all energy used in a typical American home. This means that these

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Ultra-low Energy Buildings Trend Extends to Commercial Buildings

Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend Energy Manager Today, August 7, 2017 The ultra-low energy trend has finally expanded from new building construction to envelop retrofits for commercial buildings, according to a 2017 white paper from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Ultra-low energy buildings are defined as ones that produce as much energy

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Old HVAC Systems Are Being Replaced With Energy Efficient Systems

High-performance buildings exemplify the effectiveness of HVAC energy-efficiency retrofits achrnews.com, July 17, 2017 HVAC systems in commercial buildings consume a lot of energy, which is why many building owners and managers are looking at replacing their older, inefficient equipment with new high-performing systems. The buildings discussed below offer a good representation of the types of

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“Living Laboratory” Cut Energy Usage With Lighting and Automated Shades

Shading and lighting retrofits slash energy use in New York ‘Living Lab’ office demonstration Phys.org, July 11, 2017 By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to

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Occupancy Sensors and Like Technology Reducing Energy Consumption

Digital Enterprises… Funded by Energy Current by GE, 2017 I find it essential when working on first-of-a-kind innovations to believe that anything is possible. And I’ve been very fortunate to work with amazing colleagues, partners and clients who are willing to take on new challenges and lead industries in new ways. Despite this, I’m still

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