energy efficiency audit Articles

  • Types of energy audits

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

  • Do energy audits help reduce barriers to energy efficiency? An empirical analysis for Germany

    A vast body of literature suggests that there is a variety of obstacles to increasing the efficiency in the use of energy through private and public organisations or individual households. Barriers such as market failures or transaction costs may even prevent cost-effective technologies and practices from being realised. In this paper, econometric methods are applied to empirically assess the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hot sectors for energy efficiency

    It’s clear that the energy efficiency industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, spurred by state and federal support and movement toward a smarter grid. But for those in the industry, where exactly can the new business – and the jobs – be found?Two new reports by Colorado-based Pike Research shed some light.After years of focusing on bringing efficiency to manufacturing, policymakers are ...

  • What energy efficiency type are you?

    By Elisa Wood July 29, 2010  Not so long ago, consumers seemed to like energy efficiency just a little bit more than going to the dentist. Clearly that has changed, as evidenced by the recent run on appliance and home retrofit subsidies in several states. Greens are no longer alone in swooning over front loader washing machines and geothermal heat pumps. But who exactly are these new ...

  • Case study - Multi-tenant building energy efficiency

    Buildings accounted for roughly 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2010, according to the United States Energy Information Association. “[New York] City's roughly 1 million buildings cost $15 billion a year to power and heat and account for 80% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions”(1). The proliferation of smart energy devices and building management systems will result in the ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Voltage Optimisation can improve schools energy efficiency by up to 25%

    Voltage Optimisation is a key component in any energy efficiency programme and could deliver up to 25% savings on electricity bills. In April the registration period for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme will start again. Local authorities and companies with a portfolio of private schools will face sizeable fines unless they account for their energy use ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency: la Compagnie des Fromages counts on innovation with Emerson technologies

    The subsidiary of the Bongrain Group is pursuing a policy to reduce its energy usage and CO2 emissions by investing in a facility designed by Cofely Axima, a leader in industrial refrigeration and a subsidiary of GDF Suez. This solution stands out for its use of a process that heats and cools within a single cycle and its use of key components supplied by the Emerson Group – a Vilter ...

  • Implementing the new national Regulation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (KENAK): Role and responsibility of the Energy Auditors

    The new Regulation for Buildings Energy Performance (KENAK) has been recently adopted within national legislation and expected to comprise an integral part of all future developments in the building sector in Greece. The regulation will undoubtedly significantly affect the construction of new buildings through the introduction of energy performance standards. Furthermore, the real estate market ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • ENER-G funded energy efficiency project reduces carbon footprint of Academy Health Club

    A green energy makeover will reduce the carbon footprint of Harrogate's Academy Health Club  by 306 tonnes per year, equivalent to the environmental benefit of removing more than 100 cars from the roads. The luxury health and fitness club has partnered with energy management specialist ...


    By ENER-G

  • What does the US/China agreement mean for efficiency?

    The energy efficiency market has a gawky quality. It is not exactly one market but a conglomeration of various industries as diverse as appliance manufacturers, energy auditors, smart meter software designers and cogeneration developers. They are unified only in their ability to save energy. All arms and legs as it may appear, the efficiency market seems ready to shoot to a new level of maturity. ...

  • Saving energy and eating better

    The US consumer wants food to be fresh, local and organic. But that means larger grocery bills in an economy where most people need them to be smaller. As the New York Times tells it, 20-somethings, just out of college, feel the squeeze the most. They are more intent on ...

  • Energy Management Contract

    1. Introduction Energy management contract (EMC) is a new market-oriented energy saving mechanism. It is not to market a product or a technology, but a financial management method to reduce the energy costs. EMC companies provide the customers with a complete set of energy saving services, including energy auditing, project design & financing, engineering construction, ...

  • Energy 101 - Managing your energy costs in a rising utility rate climate

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

  • Energy management program for the State of Kuwait

    Oil and natural gas, Kuwait's only resources of primary energy are also the only revenues from which national income is derived, including foreign exchange. Local energy consumption, excluding feedstock for refineries, estimated to be around 15% is increasing year by year, thus, posing a serious threat to the sustainable growth and financial well being of the country. Energy policy makers in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Federal energy stimulus: The check is in the mail

    Energy efficiency companies waiting for federal stimulus money probably feel like they are being told, “The check is in the mail.” It is supposed to arrive, but when?The federal government will channel a large pot of the money through state agencies, so it is wise to keep an eye on announcements by governors and state energy offices. States must apply by May 12 for $3.1 billion in what is known ...

  • Reducing your energy usage - Take the 6 Steps

    Energy experts predict that electric rates will increase 20-30% after rate caps expire in the PECO (2011) and PPL (2010) territories. In one scenario, PECO stated that electric rates (after rate cap terminations) will be based current usage and demand. So, now is the time to start thinking of how you can reduce your facility’s energy consumption.Things You Can Do to Prepare1. Benchmark your ...

  • Microsoft highlights energy savings with Windows 7

    Microsoft is working on a major project that would highlight the energy savings that companies can realise by switching to its latest Windows 7. Microsoft has revealed that it is working on a major project with Reading University designed to highlight the energy savings that companies can realise by switching to its latest Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 operates using about 30% less energy ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Using car talk to sell home energy upgrades

    By Elisa Wood September 29, 2010   Does the word ‘audit’ give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? Not likely. Yet it’s typically the first service an energy efficiency contractor offers to a prospect. Sometimes the audit is even free, much like the unwelcome kind we receive from the IRS.   Use of words like ‘audit’ ‘retrofit’ ...

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