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.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Launches Hauler Safety Toolkit
 

RESOURCES DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE SAFETY MESSAGES DIRECTLY TO HAULERS
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a Hauler Safety Toolkit to be handed out to solid waste haulers throughout North America, to ensure that safety resources are available to companies and municipalities of all sizes.

The

Critical Support

Critical Support

We’ve all had it happen. Either ourselves or our neighbors have had their basements flooded during a major rainfall. To make matters worse, a lightning strike has taken out the neighborhood power grid, rendering the basement sump pump inoperable. It’s a helpless feeling to watch as the water rises up

Siemens Helps Bring Comfort and Efficiency to Louisiana Hospital

Siemens Helps Bring Comfort and Efficiency to Louisiana Hospital

Facility improvement measures to help hospital reduce energy consumption by 27%, save approximately $200,000 per year in natural resource and operational costs

Project energy savings equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by almost 950 metric tons annually

Infrastructure improvements being made to LaSalle General Hospital in East Central Louisiana are part of

Reader Profile: Cyril Toussaint

Reader Profile: Cyril Toussaint

While overseeing energy efficiency projects at the nation’s largest public health system may seem like a daunting task to some, for Cyril Toussaint, director of energy management and sustainability at NYC Health + Hospitals, it is both a challenge and opportunity to serve his community, a lifelong role he has

Building Automation for Efficiency

Building Automation for Efficiency

As recently as 10 years ago, building automation systems were little more than a method of overseeing the operation of building control systems. Today, building automation systems manage and integrate different types of applications such as HVAC, lighting, and blind controls to become smarter, improve user comfort, and increase efficiency.

Innovations in Elevation

Innovations in Elevation

Seven billion. That’s the estimated number of elevator journeys taken each day. Elevators are an invisible yet integral part of our increasingly vertical urban culture. And yet the efficiency of this building component is often overlooked.

Elevators often weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds. Lifting and lowering that amount of mass

Technology and Connectivity Enhance HVAC Efficiency

Technology and Connectivity Enhance HVAC Efficiency

Building owners and operators are adopting “smart” and non-traditional HVAC technologies that not only continue to meet occupancy comfort needs, but provide operation and efficiency benefits. They’re also seeking systems that put more control at their fingertips, industry experts say.

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