Benchmarking in these Cities and States Yields 7% Savings

Several states and cities now require benchmarking of buildings. The states – California and Washington – plus eight major cities have achieved a 7% reduction in savings over the past three years, says Timothy Croman, manager of energy efficiency business for Standard Energy Solutions. What's more, their energy intensity scores increased by six … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency, Nuclear, and California's Future: An Interview with the Energy Commission Chairman Robert Weisenmiller

Before its retirement in 2012, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) represented about 16 percent of the local electricity generation supply covering an average of 1.4 million homes serviced by Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and the City of Riverside in southern California. The plant was especially important … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Navigant Research, Philips, Eaton, Greensmith

This week in energy efficiency news… Eaton launched its Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System, a microgrid management solution engineered to enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety of military forward operating bases. The new system can transform independently operating generators into a demand-managed microgid. This can reduce … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Ameresco, EnerSys, Energi

This week in energy efficiency news… Ameresco says project construction is underway for the U.S. General Services Administration’s $45 million energy savings performance contract. The contract applies to two federal buildings within the GSA's National Capital Region outside of Washington, D.C. Ameresco is installing comprehensive energy … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Royal Philips, Ice Energy, Greensmith, Itron

This week in energy efficiency news… Royal Philips is now illuminating the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris with LEDs, which show off the cathedral’s gothic features, reduce energy consumption, reduce maintenance costs, and add dynamic lighting features. Philips used more than 400 luminaires, with an installed capacity of just 30 kW.  This reduces … [Read more...]

Southeast Energy Efficiency Innovative Finance Programs

To support the development of innovative financing options that encourage energy efficiency home and building retrofits in the Southeast, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance seeks energy efficiency program implementers and finance partners to join SEEA in participating in a Regional Energy Efficiency Lending Partnership Program. This program … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: EnerNOC, AES Energy Storage, FuelCell Energy

This week in energy efficiency MicroNews… Manhattan Center Studios has contracted with EnerNOC to deploy a suite of energy management software and professional services, including DemandSMART demand response software, EfficiencySMART software and services that deliver continuous energy savings, and SupplySMART, an intelligent energy procurement … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Retroficiency, PSNH, Plug Power

Retroficiency announced that Con Edison is using its Virtual Energy Assessment solution across thousands of buildings in New York City. With Virtual Energy Assessment, Con Edison will be able to target commercial and multi-family buildings with the greatest savings potential and engage customers with energy efficiency opportunities. Retroficiency … [Read more...]

The New Farm Bill, Energy Efficiency & Organic Farming

The Agriculture Act of 2014, signed into law on February 7, in many ways is an energy bill, with $881 million of the $956-billion bill going directly toward energy programs on agricultural lands. But less well known is the profound impact on energy efficiency of the bill’s organic farming provisions. By giving additional subsidies to organic … [Read more...]

NYSERDA Ultraviolet and Electron Beam Process Innovation and Market Transformation

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority seeks proposals for projects that develop, demonstrate or commercialize innovative radiation-cure technologies, comprising ultraviolet, visible light and/or electron beam, that provide an energy benefit to a manufacturing process in New York State. Proposals are due between April 30, 2014 … [Read more...]