Building Technology

Process Efficiency

HVAC Opportunities That Have a Savings Potential of 50%

Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, such as boilers, chillers, air handlers, furnaces, and heat pumps, make up some of the largest sources of energy consumption in most buildings. Not surprisingly, there is a big opportunity to optimize and reduce this consumption with better management and equipment improvements.

Building Efficiency

Transforming Existing Buildings to Net Zero Energy

Net zero energy describes buildings whose energy consumption and emissions are fully offset by renewable energy, preferably generated on site. True to their net zero name, they generate as much or more clean energy as they consume.

Building Efficiency

Benefits of School’s New Shades Comes in the Form of Energy Savings

The new addition to Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md., celebrates the sun, inviting daylight into virtually every corner of its multi-use media center. The addition features huge skylights that are 31 to 41 ft above the floor, more than 35 ft long, and pitched at a 16-deg angle. The skylights span 17,000 sq ft.

Energy Efficiency

LED Lights Quickly Paying for Themselves

Advanced lighting has brought us not only energy savings, but also a slew of new screw-in-a-light bulb jokes. For LEDs, it usually goes something like this: How many people does it take to screw in a LED light? One. And a roomful of deep wallets to pay for it.

Sustained Savings Energy Efficiency

Overcoming Plug Load Energy Consumption

Maybe you just got to the office, grabbed some coffee and pulled up to your desk to start your day. Your printer sits innocuously next to your lamp, computer and phone, but they feed an insatiable monster — they all draw electricity around the clock.