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Many HVAC systems run at full power or no power. By designing automated partial power modes, huge energy gains have be achieved with short payback periods.
Date: 06/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
By investing in energy efficient appliances and systems, a building owner can save money and make their property more appealing to tenants.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
A number of lenders are now offering mortgages deal for people who borrow money to make their homes more energy efficient.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
The US Green Building Council is attempting to improve the LEED building certification due to inaccurate projections of energy use.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills explains how the US could save billions of dollars a year by maximizing the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News
In an effort to inspire businesses and residents to better insulate buildings and improve energy efficiency, the mayor of Boston announced a plan to scan the city with infrared technology. The scans will reveal heat leaks in buildings and will be the first of their kind in a major American city.
Date: 06/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010

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