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Ask the Expert: HVAC Heating

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s heating system? Answer: HVAC heating issues, which include problems with component maintenance and temperature control, can take several forms. An energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Air inlets or outlets are dirty or obstructed Boiler …

Ben Stewart

Nov 08, 2016

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Ask the Expert: Ancillary Systems

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my facility’s ancillary systems? Answer: Ancillary systems issues, which include problems with kitchen equipment, laundry equipment and pools can take several forms. A needs anaylsis will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Kitchen equipment is not used efficiently In-house laundry …

Ben Stewart

Nov 05, 2016

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Innovation: Integrating Renewable Energy Into the Grid

Many utilities want to learn how to integrate renewable energy into the electrical grid. What better way than to help fund a test bed devoted to that very principle? To that end, National Grid announced recently that it will give two grants totaling $1 million to SUNY Polytechnic Institute for its new 356,000-square-foot ZEN building. …

Ben Stewart

Nov 03, 2016

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The Benefits of Energy Benchmarking

Energy benchmarking is becoming an increasingly popular way to ensure energy compliance and motivate facilities to improve their efficiency. Last year, for example, the District of Columbia published final regulations to implement a new requirement that all large private buildings benchmark their energy and water performance annually. And New York City’s Local Law 84, instituted …

Ben Stewart

Oct 30, 2016

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