New Buildings Face Drastic Changes with Boston Zoning Plans

energynews.us, 1/18/2021. The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to cut energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output. The city of Boston is laying plans to require newly constructed large buildings to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a move supporters hope will help […]

Energy Audit the First of it’s Kind, Brings in New Clientele

Alex Schultz, ERS Energy audits are commonplace in the efficiency services industry. Engineers and consulting professionals are frequently conducting audits in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors to help clients assess where they are at and what improvements they can make in order to reach efficiency goals. However, December 2020 will stand as a monumental […]

Rack Up Leftover Energy Savings This Thanksgiving

energy.gov, 11/19/20 In 1789, President George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation calling upon Americans to express gratitude for the happy conclusion to the nation’s war of independence and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a favorite American holiday as family and friends reunite to feast and give thanks. The one drawback, […]

Virtual Audits: A New Era of Ensuring At-Home Efficiency

energyefficiencyday.org, 10/7/2020. Working from home, teaching children from your kitchen table, enrolling for classes online, and/or streaming more entertainment? COVID-19 means residential energy usage is higher than normal. Homes that are less efficient may lead to particularly high spikes in monthly bills. Energy audits that reveal the areas where energy is escaping are more important […]

Furnaces Continue to Waste Gas Under Trump Administration

aceee.org, 10/01/2020. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) moved one step closer today to blocking a future administration from cutting the amount of natural gas wasted by furnaces and water heaters. Two of the biggest energy needs in most buildings are heating the air and heating the water. According to DOE, they together account for 62% […]

Greenhouse Cultivation Leaves Carbon Emission Impacts

magazine.cannabisbusinesstimes.com, 9/23/2020. Authors’ Note:  This article is the third in a five-part series by Resource Innovation Institute (RII), a nonprofit that works to advance resource efficiency in cannabis cultivation. In Part I of the series (available at bit.ly/CBT_Resource_Guides), we introduced the “LED Lighting for Cannabis Cultivation and Controlled Environment Agriculture Best Practices Guide” and “HVAC for […]