Industry News


Eliminating Data Uncertainties with Calibrated Building Energy Models

Our own Eveline Killian contributes to this article. Building energy models (BEMs), which simulate the view of energy use in a building, have been playing a more important role in building performance evaluation over the past few decades. While commonly used in building design, they can be particularly important in retrofit projects, where energy savings need to be identified and energy conservation measures proposed., November 19, 2014


Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind, Geothermal Heat and... Waste?

Sunshine, wind and geothermal heat are all examples of renewable energy, as they are all replenished naturally and thus have a lower impact on the environment. Now imagine if there was an energy source right here in America that humans generated at a rate of approximately 250 million tons per year?

Triple Pundit, Oct 24, 2012


Keys to Designing More-Effective Control Systems

21st-century building-control systems should be better than they are. The good news is that they can be.

HPAC Engineering, Oct 2, 2012


Rapid Thinning of Glaciers Seen After Collapse of Antarctic Ice Shelf

NASA has released satellite photos that vividly depict the precipitous thinning and retreat of two Antarctic glaciers following the disintegration of the Larsen B Ice Shelf.

via Yale Environment 360, Oct 25, 2012


Solar and Wind Energy Provide 100% New US Electrical Capacity in September

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, 433 MW of new electrical generating capacity was added in the U.S. in September -- all from solar and wind sources. The total consisted of five wind projects totaling 300 MW and 18 solar projects totaling 133 MW.

Renewable Energy World, Oct 24, 2012


U.S Renewables Hit 5%...Where's the Celebration?

Between April 2011 and March 2012, the U.S. generated 5 percent of the country's annual electricity from renewable sources, according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration.

Rocky Mountain Institute, Jun 28, 2012