When the semiconductor industry entered in the world of lighting they came with their “chip” mindset: show off the technology, share the specs and developers will do the rest. Of course, this has not been the case for the lighting industry which has a decidedly “analog” mindset…
A unique software application created by the Energy Department’sNational Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL) could improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by allowing occupants to interact with buildings more directly.
The system was developed in partnership with Saskatoon-based Venmar CES Inc. and the University of Saskatchewan mechanical engineering research group.
It uses a liquid-to-air membrane energy exchanger (LAMEE), which uses membranes to effectively recover moisture and heat energy before it is wasted in the building’s exhaust air.
Commercial building automation systems (BASs) increasingly form the foundational infrastructure for advanced energy management products and services in the buildings sector.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP), sometimes referred to as cogeneration, is an efficient energy solution that generates power and thermal energy (heating and cooling) simultaneously from a single fuel source. Industrial and large commercial facilities, in particular, are great candidates for CHP.
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.
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.
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.