energy efficiency Articles

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Efficiency

    Location: Connecticut Project Start Date: 2009 Element Markets represents a large industrial client in Connecticut that generates energy and steam onsite from a natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) system, which is used to drive the company’s production line. Efficient CHP systems are eligible to earn Class III Energy Efficiency Credits (EECs) within ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • 4700 Sampler Industrial Park Wastewater Monitoring - InfraServ Knapsack, Germany - Case Study

    The Model 4700 Automatic Refrigerated Sampler from Teledyne Isco, Inc. is used for water quality monitoring at an industrial park operated by InfraServ Knapsack, Germany InfraServ Knapsack InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG is the company that operates the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack. The site is situated in Huerth, south of Cologne in Germany. The park is divided into ...


    By Teledyne Isco

  • Best states for energy efficiency

    If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right – a lot right – when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report issued this week by the Center for American Progress ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • A no-granola case for energy efficiency

    I attended a green energy conference nearly a decade ago in Washington, D.C., where several speakers expressed astonishment at the audience’s clothes. People were dressed in business attire. Where were the ponytails? The Birkenstocks? The event marked a new age for green energy, the beginning of its migration from counter-culture to corporation. Today green energy is, well, more like ...

  • Is there romance in energy efficiency?

    My mother told me many good reasons why I should get married. She appears to have forgotten one. It’s energy efficient.Single people – at least those without roommates – appear to be gobbling up a lot of our energy supply. In fact, one person households are a main cause of consumer energy waste, according to a recent study “Consumer Energy Spending and the Demographics of Over-Consumption” by SMR ...

  • May the Force be energy efficient

    It was hard to get excited about IBM’s Watson http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/ besting two humans in the TV game show Jeopardy and walking away with a $1 million prize last month. After all, thanks to the entertainment industry, we’ve seen robots and computers win in all kinds of ways, from HAL duping the smart ...

  • Legislation: The Energy Efficiency Directive

    The European Parliament will debate and subsequently vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive on 11 and 12 September 2012. If the Council agrees with the outcome of Parliament's first reading, then the legislative text will be adopted and will come into force once it is published in the Official Journal. If an agreement between the two institutions is not reached, the proposal will then be sent ...


  • Energy efficiency and calling in the dogs

    By Elisa Wood January 26, 2011   My dogs came in immediately when I called them tonight. The cookies I’ve recently begun serving up upon their return seem be making an impression.  At last they see a reason to leave behind all the fun things to chase in the woods.   Yes, I’ve been slow to understand – or at least enact – the basic ...

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bulgaria

    The interest in renewable energy sources (RESs) utilisation and energy efficiency improvement programmes in Bulgaria reflects the changes in the field of energy policy worldwide and in Europe. Now energy management becomes a great problem of inner policy of Bulgarian government. In the last few years there has been a growing attention to the RESs applications. Bulgaria has one of Southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development

    The role of increased energy efficiency in achieving sustainable development is investigated. Specifically, the relations are examined between energy (and energy efficiency) and sustainable development. Also, the linkages are discussed between energy efficiency and environmental impact, and the theoretical and practical limitations on increased energy efficiency are described, particularly as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Efficiency and the Solydra Effect

    Not so long ago the green energy movement celebrated because President Obama used words like ‘renewable energy’ and ‘climate change’ in his inaugural speech. It was a first for a US president. Now comes the ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Energy efficiency: a bubble or a vaccum

    No one much likes hearing their industry may be in a bubble. Bubbles burst and it hurts. We’re seeing that now in housing. So it’s understandable that clean energy companies aren’t exactly happy that economist Eric Janszen (itulip.com) says their industry may experience the next bubble. Apparently, clean energy is exhibiting bubble-like symptoms: It is the talk of the town, attracts investors ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Energy Efficiency is PRO Business

    There is a lot of current debate about whether the State of WA should require utilities to make greater investments in energy efficiency. This has caused some waves within the business community which has legitimate concerns about energy prices and is usually in opposition to government mandates and. Although not proven, the common belief amongst businesses is that laws requiring investments in ...

  • What’s undermining energy efficiency?

    Exhilaration swept through the energy efficiency industry as city after city, state after state and nation after nation set aggressive energy saving goals over the last several years. But with target dates nearing in certain jurisdictions, a more sober attitude now  permeates. Some governmentsare asking: Are we ...

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Obama and the reinvention of energy efficiency

    The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in the history of the energy efficiency movement, one when it appears to be re-inventing itself again, and in a way that ...

  • Hot sectors for energy efficiency

    It’s clear that the energy efficiency industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, spurred by state and federal support and movement toward a smarter grid. But for those in the industry, where exactly can the new business – and the jobs – be found?Two new reports by Colorado-based Pike Research shed some light.After years of focusing on bringing efficiency to manufacturing, policymakers are ...

  • Energy efficiency and Weight Watchers

    By Elisa Wood April 27, 2011 We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to it as the ‘killer app,” the revolutionary ...

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