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Demand Shift Solutions

Demand Shift Solutions

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Software tools can help manage energy costs.
The volume of electricity needed at any moment in time is at best unpredictable. While electric utility planners do their best to estimate and model load levels in order to provide ample quantities of energy when equipment powers on, the cost of maintaining energy  … Read More

Initial Influence: Early Effects of the Clean Power Plan

Initial Influence: Early Effects of the Clean Power Plan

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The energy landscape is in transition. Distributed energy resources and energy storage technologies are evolving. The power generation mix is changing. And, the supplier-consumer paradigm is rapidly shifting. Some of these changes, a new report reveals, can be partially attributed to the Clean Power Plan.

The Clean Power Plan (CPP), a  … Read More

Latest Industry News for Business Energy

Latest Industry News for Business Energy

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Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.  … Read More

Project Profile: Power Management at ROOT Data Center

Project Profile: Power Management at ROOT Data Center

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ROOT Data Center is a recently constructed Tier 3, carrier-neutral, 500-server rack colocation provider in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As Montreal’s first data center provider to deploy a next-generation cooling technology, ROOT is able to offer colocation for a 30 to 70% lower cost than other providers.  … Read More

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

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What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in Philadelphia, PA, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time  … Read More

Emissions Control

Emissions Control

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On October 1, 2015, EPA revised the federal air-quality standard for ground level ozone (O3), tightening the standard from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70. Ozone is set as a health-based standard, because at certain levels ozone can cause lung and respiratory problems. As most business people know, particularly  … Read More

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

Rethinking America’s Energy Investment

Rethinking America’s Energy Investment

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What effect will continual underinvestment in infrastructure have on America’s economy? A new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) titled “Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap” outlines the impact of this fiscal challenge on the nation’s economy. Sector-by-sector, the report compares current and projected needs  … Read More

Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Energy

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Imagine that your company management has told you they are planning to design and build a new headquarters, or retrofit the current building to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum and net zero energy . . . and they want you to make it happen.  … Read More

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

Biofuel Flies the Friendly Skies

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For a wingless species, we fly a lot. With astonishing speed, we’re transported from one corner of the world to another. Air travel is both a luxury and a necessity in today’s global economy. But it comes at an environmental price. Commercial aviation is detrimental to the environment not only  … Read More

Data Center Power

Data Center Power

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Kyle Ellenberger of Power Systems & Controls has seen big changes in the data center industry since the earliest few data centers were launched in the United States.  … Read More

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

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There’s a saying in energy efficiency circles: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

“That’s the beginning, and it’s an eye-opener,” points out John Browne, applications engineer for Continental Control Systems. “People have no idea what’s going on. But, looking at the building energy consumption can tell you all sorts of  … Read More

Financing the Fundamental

Financing the Fundamental

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Infrastructure matters to each of us. Its underlying support is vital to our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. From roads and bridges, to rails, ports, pipes, the power grid, and broadband, America’s infrastructure is the foundation for every aspect of our daily lives. And that  … Read More



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