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Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs and Reader Favorite articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

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Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings. Insight derived  … Read More

Getting an Erg to Fly

Getting an Erg to Fly

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After allowing the Thanksgiving feast to settle happily into my innards and bored by the prospect of watching a couple of brightly outfitted gangs bash one another into insensitivity, I decided to haul out my three-year-old quadricopter, with the less-than-generous intention of buzzing the neighbor’s cat as a means of  … Read More

HVAC Payback

HVAC Payback

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If owners of commercial office buildings can incorporate variable-frequency drives (VFDs) into their HVAC systems, more often than not they probably should, says Pete Miceli, vice president, regional engineering manager for real estate service, development, and investment management at Transwestern’s Midwest office. Recently, Transwestern installed VFDs for supply and return  … Read More

Will the Election Results Affect Your Plans and If So How?

Will the Election Results Affect Your Plans and If So How?

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In the wake of the election, my email has been besieged with dire predictions of the eminent demise of a wide range of environmental initiatives, including those having to do with renewable energy. I have no doubt that we will be witness to continuing debate on these and other issues  … Read More

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

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Editor Laura Sanchez announced to her Business Energy readers that the magazine is returning to the title it sported for the first decade of its existence, Distributed Energy. As she explained:
“In 2013, it became Business Energy because, at the time, ‘distributed energy’ was a relatively industry-specific term. However, today’s prevalence  … Read More

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

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Although every situation is unique, and it’s difficult to generalize, Barry Worthington, executive director of the US Energy Association (USEA) in Washington, DC, says progress in renewable energy over the last 10 years has been phenomenal as systems become more efficient. Nevertheless, use of renewable energy for onsite power generation  … Read More



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