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  • DNV GL Survey: Reduced Costs are the Top Driver for Energy Efficiency Investments by Utility Customers

    DNV GL's second Trade Ally Pulse Survey, which measures the challenges and opportunities key utility partners face in the marketplace, found that a reduction in operating and maintenance costs was the most effective means to sell energy efficiency, according to the contractors that work with utilities in demand-side management (DSM) programs. The survey findings reveal how these industry, ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

    Efforts to go green often focus on recycling and conserving water, but the biggest impact lies in buildings that consume 40 percent of the world's energy. The United Arab Emirates has some of the most sophisticated and spectacular buildings in the world. This degree of sophistication and comfort requires sizeable ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Guide to assessing viability of cogeneration projects published by ENER-G

    Cogeneration specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The guide, which is available to download, details the steps that building engineers and energy and facilities managers should take to prove the viability of a proposed CHP scheme to investors or board members. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • IBM Smart Building Technology to Increase U.S. Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency

      WASHINGTON and ARMONK, N.Y., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a contract to IBM (NYSE: IBM) to develop and install advanced smart building technology in 50 of the federal government's highest energy-consuming ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

    Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the State Visit of the President of Mexico to the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Energy-Efficient Buildings Market: Raising Energy Demands, Environmental Building Regulations and Mature Smart Grid Technologies Lead the Change

    Energy-efficient buildings are designed to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling compared to traditional buildings and designs, through the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. In recent years, an increasing demand for energy, as well as fuel constraints, has led to an increasing need for greater energy efficiency. Governments worldwide are now taking various ...

  • Energy efficiency to drive building technologies market into the green, says Frost & Sullivan

    Climate change and environmental degradation has become a headline issue in the global arena, challenging the energy and environment markets as global CO2 emission is expected to reach 40Gt in 2030, a 55% increase over 2008. It is estimated that 97% of the projected increase in CO2 emissions will come from non-OECD countries, mainly China and India. According to Frost & Sullivan's Asia ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes. These projects will help building managers and homeowners reduce energy demand, save money and accelerate the deployment of clean energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

    According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Enecsys and SMTC Partner to Build Next-Generation Solar Energy Conversion Technology

    SMTC Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTX) (TSX: SMX), a global electronics manufacturing services provider, and Enecsys Limited (www.enecsys.com), a premiere supplier of micro inverter products for the global solar market, announced today a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC's Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables ...


    By Marketwire

  • Improved Energy Harvesting Technologies Boost Efficiency in Buildings, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Heating, cooling and lighting are the main energy expenditures in buildings today. A building automation system (BAS), which is powered by batteries, can assist in reducing and optimizing these energy expenses, while maintaining a comfortable environment for occupants. The key in making a BAS function in terms of relaying data related to temperature, occupancy, wind flow, light intensity, and so ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • India and Israel to build & leverage technologies for alternate energy together

    'Potential synergy between India and Israel companies with characteristics of each side can be a winning combination in global context,' said Mr Daniel Zohar Zonshine, Consul General of Israel at the CII interactive session on 'renewable energy technologies: opportunities for collaboration with Israel's held in Mumbai earlier this week. The Department of Science Government of India with ...


  • DOE announces more than $76 million for advanced energy-efficient building technologies and commercial building training programs

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. The 58 projects selected today will help make the nation"s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

    The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy. The Department also released a new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Europe building greener technology for cleaner cars

    Electric motive power was kick-started in the 19th century and scientists have been developing it ever since. The EDISON ('Electric vehicles in a distributed and integrated market using sustainable energy and open networks') project, which got off the ground in late February, is targeting the development of a smart infrastructure that will alter the extensive adoption of electric vehicles powered ...


    By European Commission

  • Building for the future

    The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should generate energy in the future. However, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Advancing Energy Conservation Technologies

    AVON, CT--(Marketwire - November 26, 2012) -  A breakthrough project using Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIP) has recently been completed at Dow Corning's new Research & Development center in Seneffe, Belgium. This is the first commercial application of several new designs developed by Group 4 and Dow Corning that overcome longstanding VIP installation challenges to deliver on the ...


    By Marketwire

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