Building Efficiency

NBI Plug Load Metrics Present Insight Into Building Energy Use

New Buildings Institute (NBI) has developed what it calls the “first ever” set of plug load energy use metrics, which will allow easy insight into building energy use. A study of the NBI metrics to assess plug load energy use at PECI headquarters in the First and Main building in downtown Portland, Oregon revealed an 18 percent kWh reduction of PECI’s plug load.


“RENOVATE” System Retrofits Providing Comparable Energy Savings

40-year-old Philadelphia high-rise exemplifies new benchmark for energy efficiency in older buildings. The RENOVATE by Berkowitz™ (Renovate) window retrofit system has enabled 400 Market Street, a 12-story building in Philadelphia, to reduce its annual heating and cooling energy consumption by more than 25 percent and significantly improve indoor comfort according to results from a year-long study funded by the U.S Department of Energy.

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New MHI AC Units Delivering Outstanding Efficiency

Featuring Individual Control of Multiple Room Units And Standard-equipped with High Value-added FunctionsTokyo, Nov 25, 2013 – (JCN Newswire) – On November 25 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will commence domestic marketing of a newly developed series of packaged air-conditioners, the “HYPER VSX Series,” equipped with the dual capability to control multiple room units simultaneously or individually.