Tag: business energy

Commercial energy is power used by commercial entities, as opposed to residential, industrial, or transportation energy. Businesses like retail stores or auto dealerships are examples of commercial energy end users served by power utilities.

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

It’s no secret to the manufacturers who provide switchgear that their products are in ever-greater demand today. That’s because switchgear plays such a critical role in the operation of uninterruptable power supply systems. And these days, there are more end-users than ever—data centers, hospitals,financial institutions, manufacturers—that can’t afford to lose

Strategies for Peak Shaving and Power Security

Strategies for Peak Shaving and Power Security

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

Sound Attenuation for Business Energy Applications

Sound Attenuation for Business Energy Applications

Intrusive noise is a growing concern for both the public and private sector these days. If the power equipment rattles, clanks, and booms loudly, there will likely be complaints—or worse: fines and citations. Consider this: according to the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse (www.nonoise.org), 13 states have noise pollution laws, and five provide model

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

At the Moorpark Unified School District in Moorpark, CA, Gary Ventsam, director of maintenance and facilities, was weighing energy savings options. The choice came down to installing solar or doing a lighting retrofit with LEDs. At one point, there had been some concerns over LED brightness, clarity, and different colors,

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

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

Switchgear Intelligence

Switchgear Intelligence

It’s no secret to the manufacturers who provide switchgear that their products are in ever-greater demand today. That’s because switchgear plays such a critical role in the operation of uninterruptable power supply systems. And these days, there are more end-users than ever—data centers, hospitals,financial institutions, manufacturers—that can’t afford to lose

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

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

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

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

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