Energy Efficiency

  • Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and the Town of Framingham, Massachusetts announced today they are partnering on a comprehensive $6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve town buildings and increase operational efficiency.
  • Michigan's U.S. senators today proposed legislation that would authorize the U.S. Energy Department to spend more than $1 billion over several years on research to improve fuel efficiency in cars and trucks.
  • Thanks to the efforts of Minnesota-based Energy Management Solutions, companies in Ohio have saved a substantial amount in energy costs, one of those companies being Lima's Ohio Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Center.
  • More than one million customers have now signed up for E.ON ’s Saving Energy Toolkit, an online tool launched with Opower (NYSE:OPWR), the leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry.
  • Mayors and local lawmakers in America's largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency, according to the 2nd edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today by the American Council for an …
  • Pepco Energy Services Inc. (Pepco Energy), a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) and a leading provider of performance-based energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and services, has again been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).
  • The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday against reconsidering its controversial decision to cut $38 million in proposed funding from an energy-efficiency program popular with Maine homeowners and businesses.
  • ADI Energy, an energy services company headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island, today joined a prestigious list of Department of Defense contract holders. Fourteen businesses will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.
  • 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.