Energy

Energy Efficiency

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

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Screven Elementary School in Sylvania, GA, is a 143,000-square-foot facility built in 1989. When the facility was partially renovated in 2002, a dated and inefficient HVAC system remained.

When the pipes of the original water-source heat pump deteriorated, William Bland, superintendent of the Screven County School System, realized action was needed  … Read More

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

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According to EPA, the US Department of Energy (DOE), ASHRAE, and various industry reports, having leaky air ducts is one of the leading causes of energy waste in US buildings, says Neal Walsh, Aeroseal’s senior vice president of strategy and commercial sales.  … Read More

Are Green Ducts the New Gold?

Are Green Ducts the New Gold?

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Growing sustainability efforts, focused on the utilization of energy resources without environmental detriment, have inspired policy decisions, regulatory codes, and program development within the past decade, making sustainable construction mainstream today.

As energy codes and building programs like LEED Certification and Zero Net Energy further incentivize energy efficiency, some companies are  … Read More

Connected Lighting Systems and App-Based Controls

Connected Lighting Systems and App-Based Controls

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Philips recently rolled out its latest in connected lighting systems, including Power over Ethernet (PoE) luminaires, app-based controls, and cloud-based technologies.

Those innovations include luminous carpets and ceilings, as well as HealWell lighting systems for hospital environments, and new applications that allow remote management of lighting technologies.

Philips Lighting CEO Eric Rondolat notes: “We live in  … Read More

Catalysts: Fueling Energy Innovation

Catalysts: Fueling Energy Innovation

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In 1794, Scottish chemist Elizabeth Fulhame observed that substances such as coal and charcoal burned better when damp. She noted in her book, An Essay on Combustion, that when water temporarily separated into hydrogen and oxygen molecules, it accelerated combustion. Hers is considered the first scientific account of a catalyst.

With  … Read More

Fuel Cell Integration Encourages Funding of Combined Heat and Power Installations

Fuel Cell Integration Encourages Funding of Combined Heat and Power Installations

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In Part 4 of this nearly-concluded, five-part series, author Ed Ritchie explains funding for high-efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) systems through energy service contracts and government grants. Fuel cell applications in CHP systems offer the potential return of high efficiency ratings, present peak shaving applications, and reduce demands on  … Read More


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