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Strategies for Peak Shaving and Power Security

Strategies for Peak Shaving and Power Security

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In Part 1 of a 5-part series, author Ed Ritchie takes readers through the process of understanding reliable energy strategies like peak shaving for business applications. Through this series, he explains the multifaceted components of commercial building energy systems that might include utilities analysis software, commercial generators, and other onsite  … Read More

Zero Energy Schools

Zero Energy Schools

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Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy use. Why does this matter? Because it means that while buildings are a big part of our energy challenge, they also have the potential to be a major part of the solution to a clean energy future. That’s why the US  … Read More

Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

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What’s the energy difference between on and off? Not much, it seems, when it comes to electrical device power consumption. About 50 appliances in the typical American household are always drawing significant amounts of power, even when they appear to be off, Alan Meier of the Department of Energy’s Berkeley  … Read More

Fan Arrays for Efficiency, Redundancy, and Fit

Fan Arrays for Efficiency, Redundancy, and Fit

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There is an industry-wide push right now to use fan arrays based on efficiency, redundancy, and fit. Not too long ago, the only fans in use in air handlers were double-width, double-inlet (DWDI) fans. In recent years, engineers and facility personnel have begun to understand how plenum fans, if applied  … Read More

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

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What kind of difference can a variable frequency drive—better known as a VFD—make for a municipality? A significant one. Just look at the town of Mooresville in North Carolina, where a VFD developed by Eaton has not only boosted the energy efficiency of the municipal water treatment plant, but has  … Read More

US Government Energy Consumption Continues to Decrease

US Government Energy Consumption Continues to Decrease

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From a high of 1.55 quadrillion BTU in 1975, the Federal energy appetite has shrunk to 0.96 quadrillion BTU, paced by a reduction in a facility energy reduction of nearly 50% (200k to 105k BTU/ft2), accompanied by reduced jet fuel consumption by military aircraft. In 2013—the most recent figures available  … Read More


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