Building Energy Articles

  • DOE Announces Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Winners

    On April 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the winners of DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, which was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, from April ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Five years of unprecedented energy savings at Sabey data centers - Case Study

    Munters began working with Sabey data centers over five years ago, to customize an air handling solution that will work with Sabey data center's specific cooling needs and challenges. Five years later, Sabey speaks to their satisfaction with the Munters cooling solution, the better than expected energy savings and a trusted partnership. We went back to the Intergate.Quincy campus and interviewed ...


    By Munters

  • Why Choose KB Racking for Your Solar Installation?

    Are you planning on making your organization more energy efficient and eco-friendly? If so, the team at KB Racking can deliver a dependable solution. Our solar racking systems are a great way to future-proof your commercial operations, designed for a wide range of use cases. Let’s go over some key reasons why choosing KB Racking for your solar installation is a sound ...


    By KB Racking

  • Case study - Future Business Centre - Cambridge

    System kWp: 4.6 Area: 57 m sq Inverter: Aurora Modules Used: PS-A opaque, PS-C transparent Double Glazed Unit (DGU) Polysolar was requested to provide the PV glazing for the stairwell curtain walling and the decorative rainscreen cladding. This saw the first truly transparent curtain wall elements employed in the UK and a BREEAM rating of Excellent. ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - Glass Roof

    Glass roof - Donnington Park Hotel System kWp: 7.68 Area: 86 m2 Inverter: Fronius IG Plus 60V-1 Modules Used: PS-CT-64 20% transparent Polysolar helped design a fully integrated transparent PV roof on a new build garage in Leicestershire using our new PS-CT 20% transparent panels and GB-SOL RIS system. Objective: Provide a fully integrated transparent solar PV roof ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Energy Storage 301: Solar + Storage Economics - Case Study

    In this post we examine the economics of solar + storage. Specifically, we calculate the value of solar and storage for two commercial buildings in each of three markets: California, New York, and Hawaii. We find solar and storage are strongly synergistic in all three markets. The NPVs of solar + storage investments are greater than the sum of the NPVs of solar investments and storage investments ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Hybrid System in Fiji: The Sun Saves Fuel

    When you think of Fiji, you first think of vacation, wonderful beaches with palms and crystal clear water with perfect spots for scuba diving. We also thought of energy: Energy that could help build a more ecological electrical power supply. The existing power supply on the three separate islands of Kadavu, Lakeda and Rotuma around the Fijian mainland had been fully based on diesel generators. ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Classification of water supply systems based on energy efficiency

    The Brazilian Labeling Program is a forceful instrument for the conservation of energy. In addition to allowing consumers to evaluate the best products from an energy point of view, it sets targets to make the products increasingly more efficient. In this context, buildings that can currently obtain the energy efficiency label are also included, demonstrating to customers the concern for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study: BC Hydro

    BC Hydro is one North America’s largest electric utilities and is recognized as leader in electrical energy conservation. Legend Power installed a Harmonizer in three separate BC Hydro locations to help save energy in a portfolio of office buildings already operating at a high level of efficiency. Challenge: Identify hidden savings in a building that utilizes modern and efficient ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • Case Study: Pathway Non-profit Housing

    Non-Profit Community Developments Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides quality affordable housing in the Region of Peel.  Pathway is a progressive organization and look to introduce innovative technologies to their apartment towers as part of their energy conservation strategy. Reducing electrical energy usage keeps operating costs down, which is a priority for Pathway’s ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • Case Study: Science World

    Vancouver’s iconic Science World building has been saving energy with Legend Power since 2003. As an innovative science based organization, Science World seeks to adopt the latest energy conservation products. Science World has significantly reduced their energy consumption with Legend Power and as an added bonus has also reduced the frequency of costly routine maintenance. ...


    By Legend Power Systems Inc.

  • Mathie Residence Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Owner and CEO of Patriot Solar Group, Jeff Mathie, had a solar installment completed at his home near Duck Lake in Central Michigan. The installment complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy consumption and sell excess power back to ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Development and integration of a subgrid urban surface scheme in a limited area model

    The sub-grid model, sub-grid town energy budget (STEB), is developed in order to reproduce the surface energy budget over large urban areas. The STEB evaluates the energy budget of each building belonging to a built area by employing an accurate description of the canyon geometry. The STEB is coupled with the limited area model RAMS to simulate the urban heat island over the city of Rome, Italy. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Gardens are Gaining Ground in Communities

    While the idea of using solar energy appeals to many people, not everyone lives in a place where they can easily have access to it. Many people live in apartments, for example, so unless you convince your landlord to allow you to put solar panels on the roof of your building, you’re out of luck. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses of a building heating system with a combi–boiler

    The energy, exergy, thermoeconomic and sustainability analyses are applied to the building heating system with a natural gas–fired combi–boiler. The building area is considered as 90 m². Furthermore, the design and analysis of the natural gas installation of the building are done. Two different methodologies (Fine–HVAC and LowEx analyses) are used for energy analyses (heat loss and demand) of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • VERYSchool - Valuable EneRgY for a smart school case study

    Enerit helps European Schools become Energy Efficient Enerit are a key member of a consortium of energy specialists from across Europe under the EU VERYSchool project for energy efficient schools. As Europe determines how to meet 2020 and 2050 energy efficiency targets, VERYSchool becomes extremely relevant. Schools represent a major ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Assessment of energy saving potentials for protected spaces in commercial buildings

    This paper presents the energy conservation improvement potentials of a protected space in a tropical building, which is subjected to various building services and safety requirements. Field measurement was conducted in this study, where the actual environmental conditions of a selected protected lobby and the major sources for space heat gain were systematically measured and studied. Besides, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Significance of design for energy conservation in buildings: building envelope components

    Energy efficient buildings consist of using innovative technologies based on renewable energies and a good thermal insulation. Most strategies applied in design and many of the services offered by lodging establishments require the consumption of substantial quantities of energy, water and non–durable products. In most developing countries, it makes perfect sense to focus on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The architect–MEP engineer disconnect

    In this era in which many building industry professionals extol the benefits of integrated design teams, the rift between some engineers and architects persists that impedes the design and construction of high performing and ecologically sound projects. Books, articles and innumerable jokes have been written about the frequently troubled relationship between the two professions, but few have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhead College is a nationally acclaimed sixth form college on a very attractive site close to Huddersfield town centre.

    Previous washroom solution: Paper towels and 2.4kw hand dryers. The Challenge: Noisy 2.4kw hand dryers and uneconomical paper towels. “Greenhead College was building a new Maths and Science building and it was important to us to incorporate energy saving equipment. I replaced a noisy hand dryer in college to test the SAVORTEX unit and found it quieter and ...


    By SAVORTEX Ltd

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