Tag: energy usage

Energy consumption is the consumption of energy or power. It is covered in the following articles and categories: World energy consumption. Domestic energy consumption. Electric energy consumption.

Omniscience and Optimization

Omniscience and Optimization

Energy management is an increasingly important topic across all business types, as buildings are one of their biggest energy consumers and producers. Buildings consume 40% of the energy and produce 21% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Even more startling, one-third of the energy used in a typical facility is unnecessary,

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

The common denominator among those employing energy management approaches is rising energy costs, points out Damian Smith, president/chief engineer for Total Energy Concepts. “It’s a hot topic as far as financials go, because it’s a direct expense that affects the bottom line,” he says. “When your costs go up on

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

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

Editor’s Comments: The Artful Edifice

What’s it like to set foot inside the world’s most intelligent smart building? Welcome to Amsterdam’s The Edge, an ultra-sleek example of today’s enlightened construction, and the epitome of functional style. The building’s ethos—het nieuwe werken, or the new way of working—places it at the forefront of smart building technology

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Landis+Gyr Releases Next-Generation Prepay Solution

Landis+Gyr Releases Next-Generation Prepay Solution

Platform expands intelligence at the grid edge to automate energy transactions

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has released its next-generation prepay metering solution as part of an industry-leading portfolio of energy and capacity optimization solutions. Landis+Gyr Prepay is designed to help utilities

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

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.

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

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