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Energy Management Market ‘to Almost Double’ by 2020

Energy Management Market ‘to Almost Double’ by 2020

Worldwide spending on industrial energy management systems and services, including software components, will grow from $11.3 billion in 2013 to $22.4 billion in 2020, according to a study from Navigant Research. That amounts to a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent, according to the report, titled Industrial Energy Management Systems. The … Read more »

Venstar Launches ‘Go Green for No Green’

Venstar has launched a program that allows retail chains and other multi-location businesses to install its energy management system — which Venstar says saves companies up to 25 percent on energy and maintenance costs — for no cash up front. The Go Green for No Green program applies to Venstar’s … Read more »

Smart Meters Catch Fire, Halting Installations

Smart meter installations are being put on hold in Pennsylvania after several devices overheated and caught on fire, which has prompted regulators in Pennsylvania and Maryland to investigate the devices’ safety, according to news reports. Meanwhile, in California, several cities have filed petitions to allow customers to opt out of … Read more »

Nationwide to Use Carbon Trust’s Energy Saving Tool with 15,000 Staff

Nationwide, the UK financial institution and the world’s largest building society, is using an online tool developed by the Carbon Trust aimed at changing the behavior of its 15,000 employees, in an effort to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions. The tailor-made online tool is based on the Carbon … Read more »

GM Plant to Save $800k Annually Through Lighting Upgrade

General Motors expects to save more than $800,000 a year on electricity at its Spring Hill Manufacturing complex in Tennessee by upgrading to high-efficiency lighting and wireless controls. The lighting upgrade project included replacing nearly 4,500 fixtures with high-efficiency fluorescent lights made by Light Corporation and installing a wireless control … Read more »

Drive Data Center Energy Efficiency with Focus on Core IT Systems

Data center energy efficiency emerged as a serious issue five years ago this August when the US EPA issued a report that highlighted the dramatic growth of the industry – and its rising power demands – to support society’s information demands. The report estimated data center energy consumption had doubled … Read more »

Toyota, Duke Lanch Indiana EV Smart Grid Pilot

Toyota Motor Company, Duke Energy and nonprofit energy industry initiative Energy Systems Network are to participate in a smart grid pilot project in Indiana. The aim of the project will be power grid load equalization and the establishment of an optimized vehicle-charging scheme. Toyota will provide five Prius Plug-in Hybrid … Read more »

Intel, KT Test Energy-Efficient Data Center Technology

Intel has partnered with South Korean telecom company KT Corporation to develop energy-efficient technology to reduce power consumption at data centers, according to news reports. The new system, if applied to every KT-owned center, would save 8.6 billion won ($7.6 million) annually, Korea Times reported. Implementing the new system in … Read more »

3Degrees Launches New Renewable Energy Products

3Degrees Launches New Renewable Energy Products

3Degrees has launched three new Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) products: Regional Green Power RECs, Catalyst Wind RECs, and Brighter Schools Solar RECs. The REC offerings are certified by Green-e Energy, the nation’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. With these new 3Degrees products, organizations can not only match their … Read more »

Ameresco Wins ESPC at Michigan School District

Energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco has started major work on an energy savings performance contract with Ovid-Elsie Area Schools in central Michigan. The $1.1 million ESPC is expected to save the schools more than $85,000 annually, and includes facility improvements at all of the schools’ locations. Located in … Read more »

PNC to Open Net-Zero Energy Bank in 2013

PNC Bank will open a net-zero energy branch in the first quarter of 2013, the company said. PNC expects the new Fort Lauderdale, Fla. branch to exceed LEED-Platinum certification and be the company’s most energy efficient, using 50 percent less energy than a typical branch. The 4,900-square-foot building will feature … Read more »