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Smart Grid: The #1 reason consumers hate the smart grid is ignorance

Smart Grid: The #1 reason consumers hate the smart grid is ignorance | GreenEc | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Getting customers on board with the smart grid initiative is just as critical as the technologies, products and services that make it possible.
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Integration: Building automation and fire alarms | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Integration: Building automation and fire alarms | Consulting-Specifying Engineer | GreenEc | Scoop.it
The building automation system can control all aspects of a building or campus, including its fire alarm system. This outlines best practices for integrating a fire alarm into a BAS.

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Energy Efficient HVAC Systems Will Surpass $33 Billion in Annual Revenue by ... - DailyFinance

Energy Efficient HVAC Systems Will Surpass $33 Billion in Annual Revenue by ... - DailyFinance | GreenEc | Scoop.it
Energy Efficient HVAC Systems Will Surpass $33 Billion in Annual Revenue by ...
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Thus, HVAC energy consumption in commercial buildings is a key contributor to total global energy consumption.

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Energy-efficient Lighting Choices for Your Small Business

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Bright ideas are essential for any successful business, but is keeping your small business illuminated costing you more than it should? Depending on the type of business, lighting may account for 20% to 50% of the electricity a business consumes, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Choosing more energy-efficient lighting options can help businesses curb electricity costs.


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Efficient Lighting Solutions from Eaton Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society

Efficient Lighting Solutions from Eaton Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society | GreenEc | Scoop.it
Power management company Eaton today announced 15 products from its Cooper Lighting division have been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee and will be included in its 2013 Progress Report.

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PEC contactors are highlighting energy efficiency

PEC contactors are highlighting energy efficiency | GreenEc | Scoop.it
Soaring energy bills have opened up a new business opportunity for a Bradford contracting firm.

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It's economic efficiency!

It's economic efficiency! | GreenEc | Scoop.it

The economy, stupid" was a theme used in the 1992 presidential election, after a year of recession in 1991. Now it is the centerpiece of too many speeches. The popularity arises from simple behavior. We worry about many things when we are financially confident. When we are not, we worry about one thing, the economy. In mature societies, most things fall into the economic realm; how much money do you have? With enough, one can reach for the stars.Why does this matter to designers of energy efficiency programs? The answer has two elements. One addresses the difference between conservation and efficiency while the other is a matter of motives and behavior.

 


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Creating efficient office lighting 

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A remodel of a 17,000-net-sq-ft commercial office space in a circa-1929 office in downtown Houston took advantage of both energy modeling for HVAC load analysis and a lighting optimization simulation analysis to determine the impact on yearly energy consumption. The baseline model, which used the existing space design, was modeled with its existing lighting (2x4-ft recessed lay-in return air T-12 light fixtures) that had previously been retrofitted from to 2-lamp T-8 fixtures. The existing lighting demand was 10 kW (input power). This retrofit design was compared to the same space, using dimmable energy-efficient solid-state high-output T-5 high output and LED luminaires with occupancy sensing control and natural daylight from the existing north-facing palladia windows, resulting in a reduced peak power demand of 8.2 kW.


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Sensors for Energy Efficient Buildings and Building Management .

Sensors for Energy Efficient Buildings and Building Management . | GreenEc | Scoop.it

Sensors are a key enabling technology for energy efficient buildings. Output from sensors enables effective demand controlled HVAC and lighting. This enables users to save on utility bills and help in reduction of carbon emissions by efficient energy usage and minimising wastage. The research service offers insights primarily on nine dimensions of sensors for energy efficient buildings and building management.

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Energy Efficiency and comfortable environment in buildings are enabled by building automation systems where sensors play a key role. The major aspects are providing lighting and HVAC based on actual demand and occupancy information. Unnecessary usage of devices leads to unwanted usage of electricity which can be curbed using sensing solutions.

 
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Variable speed drives for energy-saving HVAC operation - Building Technologies -

Variable speed drives for energy-saving HVAC operation - Building Technologies - | GreenEc | Scoop.it
Variable speed drives control fans and pumps in HVAC applications. They control efficiently the energy demand of equipment with high power consumption.

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NREL Develops Energy Audit Tool - Energy Manager Today

NREL Develops Energy Audit Tool - Energy Manager Today | GreenEc | Scoop.it
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Denver-based software developer concept3D have developed the simuwatt Energy Auditor, a tool that could replace clipboard-style audits with a computer model that could save money for building...
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Energy Efficiency Firms Lead Worldwide Clean Technology List

Energy Efficiency Firms Lead Worldwide Clean Technology List | GreenEc | Scoop.it
The new Global Cleantech 100 list of private companies breaking barriers with their clean technology ideas and executions across the worldwide economy finds that energy efficiency companies not only continue to dominate the list, but are...

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Energy Rebates From Your Utility Help You Manage Rising Energy Costs

Energy Rebates From Your Utility Help You Manage Rising Energy Costs | GreenEc | Scoop.it

After all, why would they pay you to use less energy?

Because regulations now give them financial rewards for meeting energy-efficiency goals. Even though it costs about one-third to one-fourth less to save a kilowatt hour through conservation than it does to build, fuel, and operate a new power plant, utilities resisted conservation programs for years, says Martin Kushler, senior fellow with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Instead, they opted to finance new plants over the long term and pass along the costs to all of us as higher rates—until regulators stepped in.




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Energy Efficient Lighting Guide "For Business People Who Aren't Lighting Techies"

Energy Efficient Lighting Guide "For Business People Who Aren't Lighting Techies" | GreenEc | Scoop.it
RealEnergyWriters.com and The Daily Energy Report recently came together to publish a comprehensive, no-nonsense report on energy efficient lighting. I rea

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6 Facts About Energy Efficient Lighting

6 Facts About Energy Efficient Lighting | GreenEc | Scoop.it
1. The lights on the new buses are all LED lighting, as it is much more effective than traditional lighting. See more.

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