CNET Magazine, Feb. 24, 2015, by Michelle Starr.
"The famous Paris landmark has been fitted with two new wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power the commercial areas of its first floor
Buildings Magazine, Feb. 2015, by Jim Kirby.
"Through its lifecycle, a roof has a variety of environmental impacts. However, many impacts can be controlled by building owners and facility managers, resulting in lower energy costs and longer service life. Take control of these factors to curtail environmental impacts and reduce energy and lifecycle costs on all roofs
High Performance Buildings, Winter 2015, by Doug Reimer and John McMichael.
"As the first building on what could potentially become an entirely net zero energy campus, the Portland Community College (PCC) Newberg Center represents a pioneering model for higher education institutions. Sustainable features are integrated building blocks of the design rather than attachments
Manure Manager, Jan./Feb. 2015, by Lilian Schaer
"An innovative minimum ventilation system for poultry barns is improving bird health and reducing energy costs for farmers in the process
Plastics News, Mar. 9, 2015, by Roger Renstrom.
"Emissions control and energy use improvements have won a Washington film extruder and converter $342,000 worth of incentives as a state of Washington energy leadership-in-innovation award. Shields Bag and Printing Co. installed a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) and a flexographic press to improve production at its Yakima, Wash., facility
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News, Feb. 9, 2015, by Jen Anesi.
"New minimum energy-efficiency standards go into effect for nearly all residential gas and electric water heaters on April 16, 2015. The set of rigorous rules are the third generation of standards the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued for the equipment under the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987 (NAECA). While the new efficiency standards do not require manufacturers to use any specific technologies to achieve the new EF (energy factor) ratings, they’ve already necessitated a significant redesign effort from manufacturers
Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration News, Feb. 9, 2015, by Nicole Krawcke.
"Duct leakage, refrigerant undercharge or overcharge, low indoor airflow, and oversized equipment with undersized ductwork have the most potential to significantly degrade equipment efficiency, according to a recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study. Contractors who adequately address these challenges differentiate themselves from the competition."
Direct link to the NIST Report, Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance,
NIST Technical Note 1848, October 2014.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) News Release, Feb. 4, 2015.
"The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to improve the performance of clean energy business incubators, connect critical industry and energy sector partners, and advance clean energy technologies emerging from universities and federal laboratories
ASHRAE Journal, Feb. 2015, by Kent W. Peterson.
"Chilled water thermal storage can provide many energy cost benefits when implemented in chilled water systems. Placing an atmospheric chilled water thermal energy storage tank in a chilled water system will have several engineering ramifications on the hydraulic performance of the system. Understanding these hydraulic implications and designing the optimum solutions for addressing these implications will improve both control and energy performance
ASHRAE Journal, Feb. 2015, by Kwang Woo Kim and Bjarne W. Olsen.
"This two-part article describes basic knowledge of radiant heating and cooling systems to give a principle understanding of the design and operation of this advantageous system including comfort, system load, heating/cooling capacity, installation and application of the system with examples
Part Two is here - http://www.energy.wsu.edu/EnergyLibrary/Newsbriefs/EnergyNewsbriefsBlog/