Whether you realize it or not, today’s convenience store owners and operators have a new range of tools in their belt these days when it comes to increasing their bottom line. One of the most immediate and impactful options is energy efficiency.
Microwaves are handy little units when we want to heat food or drinks up quickly. However, never before has there been a gadget that does just the opposite — cooling without the long wait. That is, until now.
Six projects supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have been recognized by the Greater New York Construction User CouncilLink opens in new window – close new window to return to this page. (GNYCUC) as some of the year’s most outstanding construction projects in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 [PDF] and Title 9A[PDF] of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority.
Voltage regulation has been a critical part of power system operation since Thomas Edison first lit electric lights over Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve in 1880. For many years, electric utility companies initiated load reductions during critical peak load periods by reducing voltages delivered to air conditioners, home appliances and industrial machinery.
While there are lots of low hanging fruit (low/no cost and O&M activities) out there, the most significant opportunities to reduce energy usage require retrofits and upgrades in order to capture the benefit. Capital investment decisions need to be made by business stakeholders before projects can get off the ground.