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The Cost of Saving Electricity Across the US

Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]

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Congress Hears the Case for Energy Storage

Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited experts to testify on what federal storage policy should look like. Written by Julian Spector, greentechmedia.com, July 18, 2018 Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a […]

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Real Estate Giant Rudin Invests in Energy Efficiency

Kelly O’Connell, ERS for Zondits, August 15, 2018 Rudin Management, one of New York’s top real estate firms, partnered with NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program to give its new 39,800-square-foot office space on Park Avenue a major upgrade. With a focus on their corporate efficiency and sustainability goals, Rudin worked with OLA Consulting Engineers to develop […]

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Measurement and Verification vs. Ongoing Commissioning

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning senseware.co, July 10, 2018 The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. […]

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A Zondits Interview: green|spaces Helps Chattanooga Community

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits, June 28, 2018 green|spaces is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that strives toward regional sustainability by progressing the way we live, work and build in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. Zondits recently interviewed Dawn Hjelseth LEED GA, Director of Development, to learn more about green|spaces and the recent […]

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New York State Outlines Energy Storage Goal Roadmap

New York unveils roadmap to 1.5 GW storage by 2025 Written by Iulia Gheorghiu, utilitydive.com, June 21, 2018 Dive Brief: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a comprehensive state energy storage roadmap — 1,500 MW by 2025, as a first stop toward a larger goal by 2030. The roadmap’s recommendations range from using the previously […]

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ACEEE Summer Study: Updating Steam Trap Savings Calculations

The Need to Update Steam Trap Savings Calculations By Cameron Kinney, ERS for Zondits, June 7, 2018 Steam trap repair and replacement projects are currently the fourth-largest natural gas energy savings measure in Massachusetts. Program administrators (PAs) have been increasing their promotion of the measure in recent years due to its cost-effective nature, but evaluators […]

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The Promise of Performance

The Promise of Performance Written by Carmen Best, Director of Policy and Emerging Markets, OpenEE, June 6, 2018 Performance is the buzzword of efficiency today. Supporters seem to believe that the use of statistically-derived performance metrics may represent the greatest innovation in energy efficiency since the invention of the compact fluorescent light bulb. Pay-for-performance models […]