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When Does Combined Heat and Power Make Sense?

Combined heat and power, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat or oil. It is not defined by a single energy source—it’s an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the …

Ben Stewart

Dec 30, 2016

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The Benefits of Energy Efficiency – Financial, Energy and Employee

When looking at the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, it makes sense to divide the advantages into two realms—the financial/energy and the employee benefits. The employee benefits of energy efficiency, are discussed here. The employee benefits of energy efficiency include productivity improvements and employee health. Ways and means to quantify these values are still being refined, but even the rough …

Ben Stewart

Dec 29, 2016

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Strategies to Reduce HVAC Use in Warehouses

Warehouses represent a vast underestimated opportunity for improved operations, lower operational costs, reduced climate impact and a more sustainable building stock through energy management. Overall, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for roughly 30 percent of total energy cost in a warehouse. Warehouses are often only partially heated to prevent freezing, and they are …

Ben Stewart

Dec 28, 2016

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Ask the Optimization Expert: BAS Controls

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my building automation systems or BAS controls? Answer: BAS controls issues, which include problems with thermostats and temperature control, can take several forms. A building energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Thermostats on heating/cooling units are vulnerable to occupant adjustment …

Ben Stewart

Dec 27, 2016

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