Energy Efficiency

  • Corporate conglomerate GE -- which plans to make Cecil Commerce Center the home of a new manufacturing plant for its oil and gas division -- announced Thursday it's also selected Jacksonville to participate in a six-month pilot program to install LED bulbs in 50 city street lights.
  • 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.  

  • Climeon is rated as one of the top 33 innovative technology companies in Sweden in the annual listing by prestigious business and technology publications, Affärsvärlden and Ny Teknik.
  • Ameresco, Inc., a renewable energy company, has won an energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, from the US Department of the Interior, or DOI.
  • The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), a leading provider of clean energy and energy efficiency financing solutions, has provided a loan to Radiator Labs, Inc. for a large-scale demonstration of its "Cozy". The pilot aims to prove the commercial viability and market adaptation of this high-impact, high-return technology. Uneven …
  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved a Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) request to spend an additional $95 million on three popular energy efficiency programs that decrease energy costs for participants and lessen climate change emissions. 
  • A Northwest Indiana supermarket is going green.
  • Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).
  • In its continuing effort to capitalize on developing market opportunities related to clean energy, First Titan Corp. (OTCBB: FTTN) will explore new plays in the field of energy preservation, the company announced today.
  • Utility companies nationwide offer programs that provide consumers incentives to buy new refrigerators, water heaters and air conditioners. Programs also encourage ratepayers to install high-tech thermostats and build homes with windows that provide heat, light and insulation.
  • Alfa Laval (STO:ALFA) – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Alfa Laval OLMI heat exchangers to a petrochemical plant in Turkmenistan.
  • Water heaters are in

    the spotlight this month as manufacturers respond to updated federal

    regulations with better insulation and more efficient technologies.

  • 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.

  • Why utilities need to embrace new connected technology
  • Jan 28, 2015 | Bruce Baccei
    As temperatures rise in the searing heat of July and August afternoons, above 90-95° F, ACs work harder and harder using more energy per unit of cooling provided because their efficiency goes DOWN as temperatures rise!