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Energy conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation differs from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a constant service.[1] For example, driving less is an example of energy conservation. Driving the same amount with a higher mileage vehicle is an example of energy efficiency. Energy conservation and efficiency are both energy reduction techniques.

Retrofitting for Efficiency

Retrofitting for Efficiency

Lighting can be an easy route to cost and energy savings. Reducing the amount of wattage used correspondingly reduces your utility bill. Maintenance costs can also be decreased with the installation of efficient lighting.

“Retrofits come and go with the cost of energy,” observes Bill O’Connell, technical sales manager for Ledvance

Beyond Connectivity

Beyond Connectivity

Connecting building systems and equipment through the Internet is not a new phenomenon. It is a capability that has been around for years. But, to reap the true benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept in commercial buildings, you must go beyond connectivity.

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

There are several simple conditions under which a facility operator should consider doing a lighting retrofit, notes Bob Smith, P.E., Director, Energy Marketing Solutions, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business. Simple ones to consider include high energy rates for which a lighting retrofit can help reach a faster payback with incentives offered

How to Determine If Lighting Controls Are Cost Effective

How to Determine If Lighting Controls Are Cost Effective

It really depends on your definition of cost effective. If you just look at saving energy with many of currently available, very efficient, and low-wattage LED products, you may find that the answer is often, “no.” This includes many applications where controls were cost effective, saving energy with previous LED

Reader Profile: Jeff Dummermuth

Reader Profile: Jeff Dummermuth

Ever since he was enlisted by his father and grandfather to help out with their construction business’ electrical tasks, Jeff Dummermuth has been intrigued by saving energy. That includes keeping tabs on everything from the low-hanging fruit of lighting efficiencies to the larger efforts encompassed in an energy management system. Dummermuth now does

How Green Roofs Work

How Green Roofs Work

How Green Roofs Work
Green roofs essentially act as sponges on a roof, says Richard Hayden, garden roof product manager with Chicago-based American Hydrotech. “The green roof stores water in the structure of the lightweight media as well as in the drainage and retention panels,” he says. “Succulent vegetation such as sedums also

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The HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000. This single-component solution achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, completely without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse

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