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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]