Tag Archives: Conservation

Smart Meters – The Future of Utilities

Smart water meters are helping to prevent leaks, provide information on potential bursts, freeze and temperature warnings to provide data that positively affects infrastructure and utilities for residential and commercial communities alike. The potential savings that superior monitoring and control systems provide, not just in money but in our natural resource of water itself, could Read more…

Lighting Retrofit Returns Take Time, Don’t Celebrate Too Soon

When you’re trying to save your company money, energy efficient lighting retrofits provide a great opportunity by helping you cut your overhead costs while improve the quality of your lighting. With dramatic savings of up to 65% of your current costs coupled with a fast time to recoup your investment, usually between half to two years, your business will 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…

Montgomery County, to save $4.2 million through energy performance contract with Constellation

Montgomery County, PA and Constellation have announced construction of $2.4 million in water and energy conservation measures at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The conservation measures will provide approximately $4.2 million in cost savings through the county’s 20-year energy performance contract with Constellation. Montgomery County is expected to see a complete return on its investment in less than Read more…

Scottdale’s Geyer Performing Arts Center switches to energy-efficient lighting

The Green Room at the Geyer Performing Arts Center just got a little greener. The Scottdale theater recently took steps to become the first local theater to make the switch to energy-efficient lighting. “This change has many positives for the theater,” said Brad Geyer, GPAC board president. “Electric usage is first on the list. The 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…

HOW TO SCALE DEEP RETROFITS THROUGH PORTFOLIOS AND CAMPUSES

Since 2009, RMI’s work to advance deep energy retrofits has focused on a multi-pronged approach to scaling: collaborate with project teammates, owners and other fast movers who learn from and copy pioneering deep retrofit projects; engage entire portfolios and campuses of buildings to affect more than scattered singular building retrofits’ and develop new, better and more comprehensive ways Read more…

A PEEK AT A STARTUP’S SMART LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY INSIDE HP

Inside a laboratory at Hewlett-Packard‘s Palo Alto campus, the lighting system that keeps the researchers productive doesn’t look extraordinary. It’s designed that way. But beyond the glow emanating from the overhead light fixtures, a wireless communication system, sensors and monitoring software are hard at work to customize the brightness and the timing for when the lights Read more…

EFFICIENCY OF BUILDINGS CRITICAL TO REDUCING U.S. ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Ingersoll Rand joins experts in energy discussion at Democratic National Convention CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Addressing our nation’s existing and future building inventory presents one of the greatest opportunities in the United States for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, according to Ingersoll Rand Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lamach, who took part in an Read more…

10 REASONS WHY SUSTAINABLE/ENERGY RETROFITS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WILL BE THE NEXT BIG THING

According to the US Department of Energy, commercial buildings account for 35 percent of US (and 40 percent of global) electricity consumption. Existing commercial buildings on average spend 30 percent of their operating budgets on operating costs and account for close to 20 percent of all global carbon emissions. Today, the majority of all commercial Read more…