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DOE Issues a Notice of Petition and Request for Public Comment pertaining to Test Procedures for Electric Motors and Small Electric Motors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing receipt of petitions requesting that DOE incorporate the IEC 60034-2-1:2014 (2014) test methods 2-1-1A and 2-1-1B as alternative test methods in addition to the existing test methods referenced in its regulations for determining the energy efficiency of certain electric motors […]

A Net Zero Concrete Home

 

Homerun House, a net-zero concrete demonstration home where the concrete modulates the temperature Cont’d on p.29 and a solar PV array is employed. Photos courtesy of Dave Sellers.

The low cost of longevity

By George Harvey

Tell and environmentalist that you are building a net-zero home out of concrete, and […]

Energy efficiency as a Key Driver of Successful Business Outcomes

From The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan

When the relationship of a strong energy strategy and successful business outcome is clearly understood, energy will never be ignored or overlooked as “just another cost of doing business.”

“..a small group of leading edge companies report they now see energy as a key business value driver, and […]

Vermont Zero-Energy Office Building Combines New with the Old

Energy Futures Group Constructs Green and Sustainable Work Space

Energy Futures Group building from the south. All photos courtesy of Richard Faesy.

By Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group

Energy Futures Group (EFG), a seven-person clean energy consulting firm based in Hinesburg, Vermont, recently completed construction of their new zero-energy office building and moved in […]

Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Perspectives from Energy Efficiency Leaders

Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Perspectives from Energy Efficiency Leaders

October 5 is Energy Efficiency Day! Today brings the energy efficiency community together to discuss the benefits and opportunities for America from energy efficiency.

Here at the Building Technologies Office, we’re celebrating by offering the perspectives of highly regarded colleagues to discuss how our perspectives […]

Marking Energy Efficiency Day

Statement of Steve Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE, Marking Energy Efficiency Day Today is the second annual Energy Efficiency Day, a time to celebrate the incredible benefits of saving energy. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, lower consumer bills, reduce pollution, and boost community resilience. Plus, it’s an […]

Vital Communities: Energy Efficiency Breakfast for Businesses

Join Vital Communities on Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-9:30 am for the Business Networking Breakfast for Energy Efficiency at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. Vital Communities is partnering with Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and NH Saves to host this free breakfast for New Hampshire businesses seeking to learn about incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades. Learn […]

The Second Energy Efficiency Day is Fast Approaching. Here’s what you can do.

By Patrick Kiker, Communications Manager

Looking to get involved in the second annual Energy Efficiency Day on October 5th? Last year’s first-ever national event was a big success, and we welcome your help in expanding the reach of this year’s event. Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations that […]

Designing Solar for High Density Areas

The Solar Settlement with the Sun Ship in the background: two PlusEnergy projects in Freiburg,Germany. Photo: Wikimedi.org

By Steven Winter Associates staff

Hear the term “solar energy” and you’re likely to think of vast fields of glistening panels and hillsides transformed into disco balls. Hear the term “solar energy” and you might picture suburban […]

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl, Research Analyst, Local Policy As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. Paying these bills will be easier for some than for others. Low-income households, who spend on average three times more of their income on energy bills than other […]