Electrification Emission-Cutting Opportunity in Transportation

This article was originally written by Steve Nadel and published on aceee.org on Oct. 8, 2019. The transportation sector offers the greatest potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions through electrification— more even than buildings or industry, according to a recent ACEEE study and four other reports. Research increasingly cites the electrification of vehicles, buildings, and […]

Illinois Cracking Down on Energy Efficiency in Cannabis Industry

This article was originally published on energynews.us on Sept. 16, 2019. The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the […]

Energy Efficiency Holds Promise for Low-Income Maryland Residents

Written by Deron Lovaas and published August 19, 2019 on nrdc.org. There has been considerable attention from national pundits and political operatives pointing at Baltimore as a city that has not reached its full potential. While they have been quick to identify the problem, they have missed the opportunity to identify solutions.  Through weatherization, energy […]

Sustainability Offers a Helping Hand for Nonprofits

Written by Ariel Felton and published on yaleclimateconnections.org on August 7, 2019. Christ House, a medical facility for homeless people in Washington, D.C., used to spend thousands of dollars a year on its old, inefficient lighting. That’s money that could have been spent on patient care. Help came last year from the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility, […]

Internet Technologies Helping to Reach Energy Efficiency Targets

This article was originally published on energymanagertoday.com on August 15, 2019. A growing number of US manufacturers are setting goals to reduce their energy use. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology can help. With a wide net of low-cost wireless sensors and smart equipment connected to powerful analytics tools, plants can improve their energy efficiency, […]

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Myths of Ductless Technology Debunked

The Top 10 Myths of Ductless Technology And the Top Mini-Split Myths Are … Written by Robert Beverly, achrnews.com, November 14, 2018 Some beliefs, like Greek mythology, last for generations because they contain a valuable lesson. Others, like these, are just ready to become ancient history. Here are 10 myths about VRF, mini split, and ductless […]

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The Barriers that Remain for Zero Energy Buildings

Zero energy buildings on the rise but barriers remain Written by Christopher Perry, aceee.org, October 24, 2018 Zero energy building codes are making inroads in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and other places, but a new ACEEE white paper reveals that they still face barriers to nationwide success, including a “solar-only” mentality. From coast to coast, there’s considerable […]