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.
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.
The NYSERDA Peak Load Reduction program is an innovative initiative that is intended to serve as a focused demand response or kW reduction enabling equipment installation incentive program.
These days, there’s an app for pretty much everything. From gaming to home energy management, tasks are done on handheld devices through the cloud. So why are energy audits still stuck on clipboards and pencils?
Paul Torcellini of the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) gave a presentation last year on net zero energy (NZE) buildings to folks from NYSERDA, the NY Department of Public Service, consultants, and others who buzz about in New York’s efficiency circles.
Ninety percent of the buildings that will be here in 2035 have already been built. Buildings account for almost 80 percent of energy used in cities worldwide. Energy researchers in the Northwest and Northeast are focused on the same goal: finding ways to achieve deep energy savings in these buildings.