This report was originally prepared for and published by NEEA. Condensing rooftop units (C-RTUs) have been identified as an efficient natural gas technology with energy savings potential in Northwest commercial buildings. C-RTUs face several challenges in becoming a widespread technology, including higher upfront cost, added complexity managing condensate, contractor unfamiliarity with the technology, and limited […]
This article was originally published on energymanagertoday.com on August 15, 2019. A growing number of US manufacturers are setting goals to reduce their energy use. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology can help. With a wide net of low-cost wireless sensors and smart equipment connected to powerful analytics tools, plants can improve their energy efficiency, […]
This article was originally written by Genoa Blankenship, pnnl.com, July 8, 2019 Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes set off an historical evolution of the mechanical pump after he invented the screw pump around 200 BC. Despite the universal presence of the mechanical pump, a tool for moving gas or liquid, a replacement has long been […]
This article was originally published on NEEP, 2019 States, cities, and utilities across the region have made aggressive commitments to deep carbon reductions. In our 2018 Strategic Electrification Action Plan, NEEP found that significantly decarbonizing buildings to the necessary levels will require energy efficiency, a number of distributed energy resources including distributed generation and energy storage, […]
In this post, ACEEE explores the economics of energy efficiency and solar for an average existing home to figure out what makes more sense.
This article originally appeared on ACHR News on March 11, 2019 The global geothermal market is forecasted to reach $4 billion in 2024 While geothermal still represents just a fraction of the overall energy market, a renewed interest in energy efficiency and clean, electric technologies is creating a favorable environment for growth. Per a December 2018 study […]
In this two-part series, Zondits will explore green roofs as an emerging technology that can be a component of utility efficiency programs. Part 1 will focus on exploring the numerous benefits of green roofs.