Energy Efficiency


Tax Equity with Tax Rate Uncertainty
Many participants in renewable energy finance anticipate Congress to pass federal tax legislation by the end of 2018. While generally attractive for economic growth, a reduction in the corporate tax rate—a likely component of the legislation—crea....
Sheep’s Wool Insulation: A Natural, Non-Toxic, High-Performance Building Material
Insulation in the built environment has been undervalued for too long. Fortunately, that’s changing. Indoor air quality is becoming a priority for a vastly expanding segment of the consumer base; with this growing focus on healthier spaces, more bu....
Money Motivates: Cost Reduction is Still the Top Driver of Energy Efficiency Adoption
Despite three decades of heavy marketing of energy efficiency by utility programs, service and product vendors, and government, large and mid-sized commercial facilities can still do more to reduce business costs and emissions. These facilities accou....
The IRS Targets Energy Credits: How Companies Can Take a Proactive Stance
The focus of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) initial compliance issues, announced earlier this year, troubled many energy companies. Rather than taking the historical approach of auditing the returns of ....
Will the Withdrawal from the Paris Accords Affect how U.S. Data Centers Operate?
As most of us know, the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement aims to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, in part by participating countries’ commitment to low greenhouse gas emissions, and climate....
Is Your SCADA Data Good Enough for DER Management?
Many utility organizations are wondering if their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) are really in a state that will be beneficial or even adequate for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) management.[1]  Over time, SCADA systems wil....
Commercial Buildings: Learning from the Smart Home
Buildings consume a vast amount of energy. Heating, cooling, lighting and appliances all combine to make a hefty dent on a building’s electricity bill – be it residential or commercial. We are finally waking up to the great necessity of energy ma....
Granular Real Time Data is the Key to Smarter Energy Management
Under the Paris Accord on Climate Change (COP21), member states around the globe pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in an effort to reduce global warming. Canada, for instance, is currently committed to reducing emissions 30 perc....
STMicroelectronics has added five space-saving surface-mount intelligent power modules (IPM) to its SLLIMM-nano family, giving the choice of....
PRSRV (pronounced preserve) is an innovative, energy efficient power bank designed to preserve and extend the average device’s battery lif....
Atlas Copco has expanded its range of HiLight towers to seven models, including four advanced LED solutions. The comprehensive HiLight range....
Legrand, North America announced that its Wattstopper High Bay Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensors feature the first ever Underwriters ....
Ventacity Systems offers sentient ventilation management solutions with 24/7 intelligent on-demand operation for dedicated outdoor air syste....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., announces the new Marley NC Everest Cooling Tower, a pre-assembled, crossflow evaporative cooling system off....
TDK Corporation presents the new TFM160808ALC thin-film inductor for power supply circuits, which features a maximum DC resistance of 62 mΩ....
EarthTronics now offers three energy-efficient LED Flat Panel Lights to replace fluorescent fixtures in existing and new construction ceilin....
Orion Energy Systems, Inc. has added two LED linear strip products to its HARRIS Class product line. The new LED Linear Strip | SFHC and LED....
The Rexroth 1-axis motion control simplifies automation processes through open interfaces to Ethernet based real-time protocols SERCOS III, ....
Endress+Hauser releases Proline 300/500, a family of industry optimized “smart” Coriolis mass and electromagnetic flow instruments. The ....
LIFESAVER products have been certified for the design, manufacture, and supply of portable nano-filtration technology, removing viruses, bac....
The Nest Learning Thermostat earned an ENERGY STAR from the EPA. After rigorous testing, the EPA has confirmed the Nest Thermostat saves ene....
CTC Global ACCC conductor is an electric transmission conductor which has earned SCS certification for CO2 emission reductions resulting fro....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. announces the new Marley LW Fluid Cooler, an induced-draft counterflow closed-circuit fluid cooler. The new f....