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Managing Plug Loads in Commercial Buildings

Will Plug Loads Be the Next Frontier in Energy Efficiency? Energy Manager Today, January 6, 2016. Image credit: Keoni Cabral The first vital statistic is how much energy is being wasted. At Buildings.com, Enlighted Vice President of Business Development Zach Gentry posted the results of a survey of 11 buildings it conducted in San Francisco. The

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Unwrapping Energy Efficient Gifts This Holiday Season

A Zondits Guide to Making Your New Gadget or Device the Most Energy Efficient Gift of the Season Amanda Gassé for Zondits, December 10, 2015. Image credit: Emily Orpin The holiday shopping season is in full swing and for many consumers this is the biggest season for buying electronics. While the hottest gifts are in electronics

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What’s the Payback Period for Energy-Efficient Appliances?

Should you buy energy-efficient appliances sooner or later? Bankrate, October 18, 2015. Image credit: Chris Smith A new refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, clothes dryer, water heater or other appliance is a major expense. Models that use less energy should cost less to operate than comparable models that aren’t energy-efficient. Tie together the upfront and operating costs,

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Orison Energy Introduces the Future for Household Energy Storage

Orison Energy’s home batteries could make it cheaper to power your appliances Gizmag, August 27, 2015. Image credit: Orison Energy The laws of supply and demand – maybe with a pinch of capitalism – generally dictate how much homes and businesses might spend per month on power. As such, consumers can expect to pay a premium

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Energy Saving Tips to Keep Your Electricity Bill as Cool as Your Refrigerator

Energy efficiency and your refrigerator Cobb EMC. Image credit: Dave Baker Summer months are great for grilling. And that means you don’t have to use electricity to operate the oven or stove – or cool a hot kitchen. But don’t stop with energy efficient cooking methods. Consider how you can conserve and save money while cooling

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Standard to Manage Internal Heat Gains from Plug Loads

New Standard Provides Method for Determining Heat Gain of Office Equipment ACHR News, May 25, 2015. Image credit: Gazebo Growing use of plug loads in buildings as well as insufficient data on how much energy they generate present a challenge to engineers in determining how to best cool a building. ASHRAE has announced a new

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Vampire Appliances and Electronics Cost Americans Billions

Vampire power costs Americans $19 billion in electricity every year Treehugger, May 12, 2015. Image credit: OpenClips A new report from the National Resource Defense Council states that Americans are spending $19 billion a year in electricity costs from vampire appliances and electronics. That comes down to $165 per household on average, but could cost

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