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2013.08.28

Infrastructure Upgrades at Racine Unified School District Sa

District receiving Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award   Racine, Wis., Aug. 26, 2013 -- Leaders at Racine Unified School District recently completed major facility upgrades to aging and outdated systems to improve the learning environment in the district’s four middle schools and 11 elementary schools.   The infrastructure upgrades implemented by Trane, a leading global provider of indo...

2013.08.28

Ice Energy Supplies Thermal Energy Storage for Calif. Grid

Aug 26, 2013 Glendale, Calif. -- Ice Energy has announced full deployment of a regional energy storage program contributing capacity toward Southern California Edison’s state mandated 50 MW of energy storage. The company said 33 Ice Bear thermal energy storage systems, the first of which came online in November 2012, are in place helping meet summer peak a/c demand with efficient, clean capacity a...

2013.08.30

American Energy Solutions Changes Name to Acumen Energy Solu

Aug 26, 2013 Leawood, Kan. -- American Energy Solutions, a provider of comprehensive energy management strategies, has announced a new company name, Acumen Energy Solutions, to more accurately reflect its position as an international energy service company. The company serves multi-site facilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional customers across the United States as well as in Canad...

2013.08.29

DOE Funds Projects to Develop New HVAC Technologies

Aug 26, 2013 Washington -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced 12 projects to develop new HVAC and insulation technologies as well as open source energy-efficiency software to help homes and commercial buildings save energy and money. These projects will receive an approximately $11 million DOE investment, matched by about $1 million in private sector funding.   “Energy efficien...

2013.08.27

Mitsubishi’s $3500 Air Conditioner Uses Infrared To Cool You

August 26, 2013 Summer is nearly behind us here in the northern hemisphere on this planet we call earth, which means we’ll soon be using our air conditioners for one last time prior to switching to he...

2013.08.27

Passive Houses Gaining Popularity In The U.S.

August 26, 2013 For my entire life, I never owned a working air conditioner, and I used a standing fan to keep myself cool the whole time (it consumed only 50 watts), and Jamaica is pretty hot. Electr...

2013.08.26

Alliant Energy initiates appliance cycling for participants

August 26, 2013 Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric utility will cycle air conditioners for participating customers across the entire state today. Weather conditions are such that from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., customers enrolled in the Appliance Cycling program will have their air conditioner cycled in 15-minute intervals to reduce overall energy usage.   Participating residential customers have opted in...

2013.08.26

EPA Kicks Off 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition

Aug. 23, 2013 Washington -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country are competing to see who can most reduce their buildings’ energy use. The competition specifically targets wasted energy in commercial buildings and motivates businesses to improv...

2013.08.26

U.S. DOE Plans Open Appliance Teleconference/Webinar

Aug 23, 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy scheduled a Sept. 12, 2013 open teleconference/webinar on appliance standards. The teleconference/webinar will include an update on Commercial HVAC, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Certification Working Group efforts. It will also include: *       Development of minimum efficiency standards for appliances and equipment. *&n...