Tag Archives: Energy

Deep Energy Retrofits: Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

Nearly a fifth of energy consumed in the US is used by commercial buildings – but building owners and managers have a number of options when it comes to reducing that energy consumption and increasing their margins, from simple behavioral changes to easy updates to deep energy retrofits. Basic changes that can cut the amount Read more…

The Biggest Lesson of the Winter Polar Vortex: Supplier Transparency Is Key

The history-making 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex dramatically demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency, according to a White Paper issued by ConEdison Solutions, one of the country’s largest energy services companies. With both demand and prices reaching record highs, the report — titled “The 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex: What Happened, Why Prices Spiked, and How Read more…

Army National Guard Awards Ameresco Energy Savings Performance Contract for National Headquarters

Comprehensive ESPC to serve Army National Guard Headquarters complex just outside of Washington, D.C. Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that the Army National Guard has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) task order to improve the energy efficiency of the Army National Guard headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Read more…

Utility lights way to commercial energy savings

Central Hudson Gas & Electric officials announced the regional utility has expanded its energy-efficient lighting program for businesses and other nonresidential customers in the Hudson Valley. The program now includes exterior LED replacement pole lighting for commercial business and nonresidential applications such as parking lots, office campuses and similar open spaces.  Central Hudson will cover Read more…

Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program

03.11.2014 “Legislation Killing Indiana’s Successful Energy-Efficiency Program Moves To Governor’s Desk“ Following the lead of the House last week, the Indiana Senate on Monday voted 37-8 to end the state’s popular Energizing Indiana program, which will now head to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration. The Energizing Indiana Program launched two years ago by former governor Mitch Daniels Read more…

Holiday Energy Efficiency Tips

Save energy with these holiday energy efficiency tips from National Grid The holiday season features festive lighting displays, cold nights and the shortest days of the year; what better time to focus on energy efficiency? National Grid encourages customers to follow simple energy efficiency tips while decorating and entertaining this year to ensure that everyone enjoys Read more…

COUNTY APPROVES $5.1 MILLION ESCO CONTRACT

Houston County’s long-in-development Energy Savings Company project is officially under way. The county commission approved a contract with Trane U.S. Inc. on Thursday that will allow Trane to begin work on several county buildings in an effort to make them more energy efficient. While the county will pay Trane about $5.1 million, the contract stipulates Read more…

MAKE YOUR HOME SMARTER AND MORE EFFICIENT THIS WINTER

The coldest time of the year can also be the busiest. With holiday entertaining, overnight guests and winter getaways, it can be hard to ensure your home heating and other systems are performing for optimal comfort and efficiency. In addition, the Department of Energy reports that no matter what energy source you use, heating this Read more…

ACEEE: MASSACHUSETTS STILL #1 STATE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, WHILE OKLAHOMA, MONTANA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA ARE AMONG MOST IMPROVED

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2012): States continue to move strongly in 2012 to advance energy efficiency initiatives regardless of which political party is in control of state legislatures and governors’ offices, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on the release today of its sixth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Available online at http://aceee.org/sector/state-policy/scorecard, Read more…