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New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

NYC-area utilities eye NatRef incentives R744, May 24, 2017 Two New York City-area utilities that have robust prescriptive energy-efficiency rebate programs for food retailers are starting to consider natural refrigerant systems for energy incentives through their custom programs. “We’re starting to see applications come in for natural refrigerant-based systems with energy savings and demand peak

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SMUD Launches Natural Refrigerant Incentive Pilot

Game Changer: SMUD’S natref incentives for reducing GHG emissions Ammonia 21, June 1, 2017 One of the key impediments to the uptake of almost any new technology is its higher initial cost compared to the technology it is replacing. And that has certainly been true of natural refrigerant systems. Apart from the rising sales of natural

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Identifying Eco-Friendly Practices for Hotels

How to Improve Your Hotel’s Energy Efficiency and Save Costs The past several decades have seen an increased focus on the importance of sustainability and green practices by hoteliers worldwide. Today, sustainability issue has permeated nearly every aspect of the hospitality industry and has become a business imperative. Having said that, going green doesn’t mean

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Ask the Expert: How Do You Build Successful Customer Engagement?

Question: How Do You Build Successful Customer Engagement for Efficiency or Distributed Energy Programs? Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Answer: Energy efficiency and distributed energy incentive programs, along with technical assistance programs, have not only been driving forces for utility resource acquisition, but have also helped transform the market for efficient equipment, emerging technologies, and distributed

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Ask the Expert: Measures, Rebates, and Really Fast Paybacks

Question: What energy efficiency measures often have the shortest payback, including potential rebates? Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Answer: Here are a few measures with quick paybacks from projects recently crossing our desks: Compressed air setpoint – Frequently we find that the pressure in compressed air systems is set much higher than necessary. While extensive

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Guernsey Farms Dairy’s Inside Scoop on Energy Efficiency

Cream Of The Crop: Guernsey Farms Dairy Takes Fresh Approach To Energy Efficiency CBS Detroit, October 12, 2016 When John McGuire established Guernsey Farms Dairy in Northville in 1940, he had a simple philosophy: produce exceptional products, maintain quality and provide excellent service in delivering those products to customers. Son Marty McGuire and his family are

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Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020.

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Efficiency Vermont Invests in Local Breweries

CRAFT BREWERY ADDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO RECIPE FOR SUCCESS VT Digger, December 14, 2016 A craft brewery in St. Albans was recognized by Rep. Peter Welch, Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Brewers Association for its leadership in embracing energy efficiency, supporting veterans, and hiring local contractors and vendors. Rep. Welch, who has long been a

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