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Improved Savings for Rooftop Air Conditioners

More Good Efficiency News for Rooftop Air Conditioners NRDC, April 29, 2016. Image credit: derwiki The Department of Energy (DOE) recognized six large companies this week for their investments in increasing the efficiency of these rooftop air conditioners by replacing or retrofitting aging, inefficient units with more efficient machinery. Rooftop air conditioners—commonly used in low-rise buildings […]

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Minimizing the Energy Footprint of an Existing Building

Retrofits Are Key to an Energy Efficient Building Stock Forbes, April 13, 2016. Image credit: ryanEvil Efficiency through Retrofits In the world of retrofits, installing energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; LED lighting; and building controls can help building managers lower the levels of energy consumption of building systems. For example, the 85-year-old […]

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The Missouri Athletic Club is Setting the PACE in St. Louis

St. Louis MAC preps for $2.4 million PACE retrofit The Missouri Times, July 14, 2015. Image credit: Arches The Missouri Athletic Club is beginning a $2.4 million energy-efficiency retrofitting of its historic downtown clubhouse through the City’s “Set the PACE St. Louis” clean-energy financing program, officials announced today. The project is expected to provide $200K in […]

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Passive House Model Gets Active Upgrade

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 16, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel The passive house design movement toward ultra-efficient dwellings has been gaining popularity in the United States for years, and now it’s about to take a giant leap forward – a 250-foot leap straight up, actually. Cornell University’s Cornell Tech applied sciences division is building the world’s […]

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Is a Chiller Retrofit Right for Your Building?

Energy Savings Achieved through Retrofits ACHR News, May 11, 2015. Image credit: geralt Not only is the initial financial investment reduced in a retrofit, there are also significant cost savings that can also be achieved going forward. That’s because retrofit upgrades offer significant energy savings, Sylves said. Gray has perfected the question he asks prospective […]