Energy Efficiency

  • Jul 01, 2015 | Corrie Bastian
    Did you know that 8.5% of U.S. residents live in large multifamily buildings with 20 or more units? Despite the large number of U.S. households in multifamily buildings, energy efficiency is often overlooked in this sector.
  • The global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs) continues to grow as technologies reach maturity and customers gain understanding of the business value generated by investment.
  • Energy This ESCO (energy service company) type initiative aims to develop, install, finance, operate and maintain projects to improve energy efficiency throughout the region.
  • The National Agency for the Promotion and Rational Use of Energy (APRUE) relies on domestic production to complete its national energy efficiency program 2016-2030, the agency manager Mohamed Salah Bouzeriba told APS.
  • Jun 18, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    When asked specifically, consumers favor energy efficiency measures, increased use of renewables and actions to combat climate change.  But only as long as the consumer doesn’t have to pay for these actions, according to a study by the Hawthorn Group. 

  • A short tour inside the smart grid lab at Ryerson University
    Jun 16, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    We sat down with Bob Singh, the Centre for Urban Energy’s IESO distinguished research fellow, to talk about the lab, what they’re studying and what the lab means to the power industry. 

  • May 18, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    KSV's Dave Treston reveals the details from a survey the firm recently completed with a specific focus on energy efficiency.

  • May 15, 2015 | Charlie Hewitt
    Discussions on distributed generation and energy storage seem to dominate the home energy forums. Declining rooftop photovoltaic prices and emerging home-scale battery technologies make for great headlines and bold predictions.
  • May 14, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    According to Carl Fawcett,director of financing programs with Conservation Services Group, marketing, better targeting techniques and innovative auditing approaches can’t fix one of the biggest barriers to EE retrofitting: paying for it.

  • May 12, 2015 | Rick Barnett
    Continuing from previous posts about possible over-crediting for estimated energy savings, I’ve taken a closer look at the method used by regulatory agencies to approve customer-funded efficiency programs.
  • Apr 29, 2015 | Mallory Sass
    Streamlining how utilities conduct energy assessments is valuable in itself, but the often overlooked yet extremely valuable piece of an energy assessment is actually the data collected during the audit. This is the pot of gold for the utility as it helps demystify their customer base and provides deep visibility into premise data the utility may not have access to otherwise.
  • Apr 28, 2015 | Essie Snell
    The home energy management (HEM) market-made up of systems of smart, networked devices that can dynamically adjust energy use within a home-has been evolving dramatically.
  • Apr 20, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The top reason that consumers have or would purchase an energy-efficient product is because they are interested in long-term savings, according to a recent survey.

  • Apr 19, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Todd Recknagel, CEO of AM Conservation Group, talks utilities, energy programs and how to get a better return from your residential consumer on savings.  

  • part of the smart cities library series

    Mar 29, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    DR's impact on occupant comfort, coupled with an inadequate return on investment, can make commercial-level participation a difficult sell, but there are ways to make DR more appealing to the commercial building sector. 

  • Mar 10, 2015 | Rick Barnett
    "Saving" is a popular marketing pitch that emerged with rising consumption: "save 50% when you buy 3", "save time when you buy our gadget", "save energy with our efficient furnace", etc. These promises are made to motivate consumers to buy products.
  • Feb 25, 2015 | Katrina McMurrian
    The grid. It might not sound that exciting, but look beneath the surface and you'll find a dynamic system that is essential to our everyday lives and constantly developing and adapting to meet new needs.
  • Feb 08, 2015 | Derek Handova

    Electric utilities have been advancing the LEED revolution for more than a decade. Many of them have incentive programs for building developers, owners and tenants to construct or renovate LEED certified structures or offer technical assistance to help with the LEED process.

  • Feb 04, 2015 | Bruce Baccei
    The US Department of Energy (DOE) with data from AHRI informs us that 60% of commercial floor space in the US is heated and cooled by one speed roof top units (RTUs). This means that every time anyone of these RTUs comes on, a mild spring day or the full heat of summer, all that it knows is one speed, Full Blast!
  • #smartgrid & #smartcities are set to change the world

    Feb 02, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    In case you didn’t get the memo, the Smart Cities lab at MIT---yes, that MIT---isn’t called the Smart Cities lab anymore. It’s now called the City Science Initiative, but it’s intent is still the same as it was with the original 2003 founding—namely, to find all the best, most efficient ways for humans to live together in urban environments. We talk to the head of that lab about how the power industry fits into this vision.