benefits of decoupling

Five Utilities Confirm the Benefits of Decoupling

The Evidence Is In: Decoupling Spurs Energy Efficiency Investment NRDC, April 5, 2016. Image credit: fdecomite The current research was prompted by questions raised about decoupling during our work in Minnesota last year when the state’s largest electric utility, Xcel Energy, with the support of NRDC and Fresh Energy, implemented Minnesota’s first electric decoupling mechanism. To […]

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Increasing HVAC Efficiency Under School Budget Constraints

Learning objective: Designing K-12 schools: HVAC systems CSE, March 27, 2015 CSE: What unique HVAC requirements do K-12 school structures have that you wouldn’t encounter on other structures? Ellis: Acoustical standards stand out as the differentiator, as system-based noise has detrimental impacts on learning, much more so than the same levels have on office production […]