The United States’ 114 million households and more than 4.7 million commercial buildings currently account for nearly 40 percent of total U.S. energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In addition, buildings account for 39 percent of U.S.
Among nontraditional computer data applications, the growing popularity of data services, such as co-location, web hosting and cloud computing, has compelled data center owners to enhance their technologies and service quality.
States that have not adopted the latest energy-efficiency standard for commercial buildings are foregoing an average reduction of almost 10 percent in energy consumed by new structures over 10 years, which would trim their energy costs and carbon emissions by more than 12 percent, according to a rec
Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).
Recessed housings have come a long way since their initial introduction into the marketplace. Today, more electrical contractors are using low voltage housings to provide task lighting and are including further accents with a full range of trims.
Americans plan to switch to more energy-efficient lighting technologies as a result of the federally mandated legislation aimed at increasing efficiency standards. This was just one of the findings of the sixth annual Sylvania Socket Survey for North America.
The US Army recently announced a $61 million infrastructure modernization project at the Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC), the largest government-owned and operated arsenal in the United States.
Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), the electrical utility serving MetLife stadium in Secaucus, N.J., partnered with the National Football League’s (NFL) Environmental Program to provide the green power for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Running the Internet giant Google requires a lot of electricity. Industry experts claim its 13 data centers continuously draw 260 million watts. An estimated billion searches a day alone consume 12.5 million watts.
If the healthcare industry were its own patient, a checkup would be long overdue. According to a recent report, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are some of the biggest energy users, and the best medicine is a retrofit.
In the new world order of energy, change is one of the guiding principles. Change can be hard, but when it comes to achieving greater building efficiency, the federal government has accepted the challenge.
Energy Efficiency’s expanding role in the sustainable energy movement can be assessed by various measures. One of them is the use of smart meters. If the results of one recent report are any indication, the technology is catching on.