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.

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

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Project Profile: A Parking Lot Illuminated

Project Profile: A Parking Lot Illuminated

High operational costs continue to plague healthcare organizations. In fact, hospitals consume nearly 2.5 times the energy of similarly sized buildings, with lighting representing more than 10% of energy consumption. This challenge led Reston Hospital Center, a leading acute-care and surgical facility in Reston, VA, to install energy-efficient LED lighting

Energy Performance Contracting

Energy Performance Contracting

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the  July-August 2015 issue of Business Energy.

Energy efficiency is an integral part of sustainable energy strategies. Implementing a comprehensive energy efficiency reference project that pays for itself through the resulting energy savings can be a complex undertaking.

The idea of an energy savings business

Titus Ushers in Virtual Reality Era of HVAC at AHR Show 2017

Titus Ushers in Virtual Reality Era of HVAC at AHR Show 2017

Virtual reality, once reserved for gaming, is now being ushered in as the HVAC industry’s next training platform. The technology enables building owners, contractors and engineers to test the performance, functionality and operability of specific products and systems in simulated applications, prior to installation. For the first time, Titus, the

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