Tag: energy efficient

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature.

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

NYSERDA Announces Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey Earn Clean Energy Community Designation

Investment Complements the Successful “Finger Lakes Forward” Initiative – The Region’s Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the Village of Churchville, Town of Batavia, and Town of Starkey have been designated Clean Energy Communities, recognizing

Squeezing Water From the Sea

Squeezing Water From the Sea

By forcing salt water against polymer membranes that trap salt ions and allow fresh water through, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination is an effective water treatment technique. It is relatively expensive, however, due to the energy used to push water molecules through the membrane. But a remarkable facility in Israel, is

NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

Four Technology Challenges Aim to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million in its first round of technology challenges for innovative clean energy companies to develop, commercialize and

A Technology’s Transformation

A Technology’s Transformation

Fuel cell technology is elegant in its simplicity. An anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte allow positively charged hydrogen ions to move between the two sides of the cell, converting chemical energy into electricity. And the only bi-product is water.

Why, then, has this form of energy storage not been widely

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, 18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year More than 1,000 Energy-Saving Solutions Now Available to the Market

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, 18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year More than 1,000 Energy-Saving Solutions Now Available to the Market

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings. These results are

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is extremely important to our health and wellbeing. The Environmental Protection Agency named IAQ as one of the top five environmental health risks because improvements in energy efficient construction materials have led to reduced air circulation indoors—and that can cause a

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