In the past few months, Tesla has announced to great acclaim the sale of a new home battery as well as a microgrid in a box. At the same time, the cost of photovoltaics – the guts of solar panels – has dropped precipitously and is trending in that direction well into the future. In other words, what is driving energy headlines is the hardware that will drive our nascent energy revolution.
Infrastructure enhancements significantly reduce customer impact during power outage
WORCESTER, MA., April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced it has added new features and functionality to the Smart Energy Solutions Program (SES) online customer portal with the launch of theVirtual Home tool. SES participants can use this interactive view of their home to learn where and how they can reduce their energy usage, and save money.
By David Lázaro European Energy & Sustainability Consultant, CBRE
The traditional business case for energy efficiency has relied on the premise that it creates long term value in terms of energy savings. In essence, value is derived through the existing operating cost minus the new operating cost. In other words, value is generated when the new operating cost is less than the previous operating cost.
Breaking this down, this means that the total value derived from such a project tends to have limited potential because it can never exceed the current operating cost by design.
Unparalleled Efficiency of VRF HVAC Systems Helps Commercial Buildings Save Energy
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leading HVAC manufacturer LG Electronics is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a new program designed to accelerate adoption of cutting-edge energy-saving technologies for commercial buildings.
As a launch partner in the new DOE Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) program, LG Electronics USA is leading the way in helping building owners identify the industry’s most efficient commercial air conditioning systems.
New Cisco study reveals $4.6 Trillion in Value at Stake for governments that embrace IoE
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Internet of Everything could generate $4.6 Trillion in value for public sector organizations over the next decade, according to a new study released by Cisco today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Internet of Everything (IoE) can help governments create value by saving money, improving employee productivity, generating new revenue (without raising taxes) and enhancing citizen benefits.
A partnership model has secured Novo Nordisk energy savings of close to DKK 50 million (US 9 million) as well as significant CO2 emission reductions. A new publication shows how it is done.
October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The climate partnership between Novo Nordisk and DONG Energy has proved so valuable that its results deserve to be shared as inspiration for others. This is the rationale behind a new publication that shows how the six year partnership has led to reductions in carbon emissions and increased renewable energy supply.
College kids do different things during summer break.
Some work. Others play.
Others help a Fortune 100 company save $1M through various energy-saving projects.
Jon Beck, a Portland native and Columbia University grad student, spent the last few months identifying ways in which we could save money through energy. The internship match-up is a result of GM’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program.
Nine new facilities and 22 repeat achievers cut energy by average of 23 percent
DETROIT, August 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntaryChallenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide.