The energy-efficiency projects should result in annual energy cost savings of more than 34 percent. The school district anticipates reducing their annual electric and natural gas usage by approximately 15 percent and 48 percent, respectively.
Commercial building automation systems (BAS)-- the automation of HVAC, lighting, fire & life safety, and security and access controls-- supported by integration with building management systems (BMS), increasingly form the foundational infrastructure for advanced energy management products and services in the buildings sector.
A number of new and existing companies are developing software-based building energy management systems (BEMS) to help customers take advantage of new opportunities to seize cost-saving energy-efficiency and operational benefits from their building portfolios. This is being driven by several factors, such as increased knowledge of the building stock within the industry, the higher priority of energy efficiency among corporations and governments, and the advent of cloud-based data management and Big Data.
In the last year, Mississippi has advanced a suite of policies that have the state poised to become a regional leader in energy-efficiency efforts, and could save the state billions while creating thousands of jobs, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
New research from Shelton Group reveals that 26 percent of Americans say they prioritize energy-efficient home improvement over aesthetics but actual projects say something different.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is putting its SEEP (Schools Energy Efficiency Program) to work to help reduce public and private school energy use. Education is a traditionally underserved market with the potential for a wide variety of retrofits, including fluorescent lamps, ballasts and high-bay lighting, light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, lighting occupancy sensors, and various other energy-saving measures that benefit school environments.
Joplin-based Investor-owned regulated utility Empire District Electric Company (EDE) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) to implement a portfolio of demand-side management (DSM) programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA). If approved, the proposal would implement new energy-efficiency programs for customers in 2014.
Several nationally accredited credentialing organizations have formed a unique Clean Energy Credentialing Coalition (CECC) in response to groundbreaking growth in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency industries. The group joins together organizations to demonstrate and promote the importance of third-party quality assessment, and the value it brings to building strong and competent renewable energy and energy-efficiency markets. A quality credential is a mark of excellence that can boost consumer confidence in renewable energy and energy-efficiency professionals, products and programs.
Even though more and more countries are becoming involved in energy-efficiency policies, numerous factors have affected energy-efficiency progress globally, there has been a general slowdown in energy-efficiency improvements, according to research from the World Energy Council (WEC) and France's energy and environment agency, ADEME.
There's big energy-efficiency news on the standards front. Officials have approved an updated code to reduce energy waste in new homes, while overcoming attempts to roll back the current...