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.

Reader Profile: Robert Berninger

Reader Profile: Robert Berninger

Ask Robert Berninger, director of plant operations, energy, and engineering for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City, what factor underscores a successful operation, and he will tell you: staff engagement. Nine of his staff have trained for their Certifi ed Energy Manager (CEM), 60 have completed

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

Editor’s Comments: Think Outside the Pipe

How do we innovate in the water industry? This was the question on the minds of attendees at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s annual technical exhibition and conference. As water professionals from around the world explored the latest technologies, participated in panel discussions, and swapped stories in networking meetings, their

Trane Acquires CALMAC® Corporation, a Leading Energy Storage Company

Trane Acquires CALMAC® Corporation, a Leading Energy Storage Company

Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it has acquired CALMAC® Corporation, a privately help company specializing in cool energy technologies including IceBank® storage tanks.

CALMAC ice storage tanks are integrated with Trane commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Five K-12 School Districts Go Solar to Save Energy & Money, Create Jobs

Every school district faces challenges with rising utility costs and growing demand for technology in the classroom. However, energy-efficiency measures offer a universally applicable and infinitely customizable solution to ensure districts can save significantly on electricity and water costs, enabling schools to apply critical financial resources elsewhere.

A number of opportunities

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.

Glasses Ready

Glasses Ready

On August 21 areas of North America will experience daytime darkness as the sun is eclipsed by the moon. It’s a highly anticipated solar event, the likes of which North America hasn’t experienced since 1918. In order to learn about how the eclipse will affect the solar power industry, we

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

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