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Energy Suitcase

Sensor Suitcase Allows Business Owners to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

Sensor Suitcase Allows Business Owners to Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

This ‘Sensor Suitcase’ Developed by National Labs Helps Trim Energy Use in Commercial Buildings greentechmedia.com, August 21, 2017 Say you just bought a 15-year-old convenience store. You learn that the HVAC system has never been serviced. Digging into a stack of old utility bills leaves you wondering if your already slim margins are being eroded

sustainability

Innovative Technologies Businesses Should Be Aware of That Increase Sustainability

Three tips for businesses to improve energy conservation Colorado Biz, August 17, 2017 Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for a considerable amount of energy consumption in the United States, but there are actions that businesses can take to reduce their environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the commercial and residential building

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Net Zero Energy Design Challenges & Innovations

Zeroing in on energy: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn The Post and Courier, September 3, 2017 Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing

Building Energy Consumption

DOE Invests to Drive Innovation to Reduce Building Energy Consumption

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency ProudGreenBuilding, August 3, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological

living building

Living Building Challenge Tests Design Team to Brew Coffee in Living Building

Energy use at Georgia Tech Living Building measured down to a cup of coffee Espresso was too much to ask. The Kendeda Fund, August 14, 2017 The Living Building at Georgia Tech already had been spitting out energy challenges that members of its experienced design team hadn’t faced before. To meet the Living Building Challenge standard, the

ultra-low energy

Ultra-low Energy Buildings Trend Extends to Commercial Buildings

Commercial Building Retrofits Follow Ultra-Low Energy Trend Energy Manager Today, August 7, 2017 The ultra-low energy trend has finally expanded from new building construction to envelop retrofits for commercial buildings, according to a 2017 white paper from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Ultra-low energy buildings are defined as ones that produce as much energy

Hvac system

Old HVAC Systems Are Being Replaced With Energy Efficient Systems

High-performance buildings exemplify the effectiveness of HVAC energy-efficiency retrofits achrnews.com, July 17, 2017 HVAC systems in commercial buildings consume a lot of energy, which is why many building owners and managers are looking at replacing their older, inefficient equipment with new high-performing systems. The buildings discussed below offer a good representation of the types of

Ensinger

Ensinger’s Aluminum-Framed Glass Walls Designed for Efficiency

Aluminum systems more energy efficient than wood Glass on Web, July 10, 2017 Ensinger celebrates insulbar insulating profiles with a major order from Western Windows Systems for North America. Ensinger equips the Series 7000 from Western Window Systems with insulbar. Using this superior thermal barrier technology, the major US system manufacturer has developed twelve new

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