Tag: saving energy

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. Installing fluorescent lights , LED lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Compact fluorescent lights use one-third the energy of incandescent lights and may last from 6 to 10 times longer. Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production processes or by application of commonly accepted methods to reduce energy losses.

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

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

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

Screven Elementary School in Sylvania, GA, is a 143,000-square-foot facility built in 1989. When the facility was partially renovated in 2002, a dated and inefficient HVAC system remained.

When the pipes of the original water-source heat pump deteriorated, William Bland, superintendent of the Screven County School System, realized action was needed

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

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

There’s a saying in energy efficiency circles: ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.’

“That’s the beginning, and it’s an eye-opener,” points out John Browne, applications engineer for Continental Control Systems. “People have no idea what’s going on. But, looking at the building energy consumption can tell you all sorts of things.

Utilities Are Sending the Wrong Message on Energy

Utilities Are Sending the Wrong Message on Energy

Typically, energy engagement programs focus narrowly on specific concerns, such as saving money. These programs may hit their short-term goals, but tend to fall short in the long run. We’ve been working with clients for years to solve this problem. We — along with numerous social science researchers — have

When Are Lighting Controls Cost Effective?

When Are Lighting Controls Cost Effective?

Introduction
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 products,

When Are Lighting Controls Cost Effective?

When Are Lighting Controls Cost Effective?

Introduction
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 products,

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