As renewable power increases its market share, energy storage assumes a larger role. Recognizing the importance of government benchmarks, California lawmakers have taken steps to raise the state’s energy-storage standard.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has christened the fourth Tuesday of every October as national Energy Star Day. This year, the agency marked the holiday by issuing a call-to-action to change out inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified bulbs.
J.M. Electrical Co., a Lynnfield, Mass., contractor with a specialty in advanced automation building system installations, recently completed project operations at the 85,000-square-foot Hanscom Air Force Base Middle School in Bedford, Mass., which holds 312 students.
The City of Santa Monica, Calif., recently received a $1.5 million grant to plan and design a microgrid that will incorporate renewable energy (including solar), combined heat and power, small-scale waste-to-energy, energy storage and electric vehicle charging.
Government has always played an indispensable role in fostering the growth of renewable-energy resources. Just as one city or state can have tremendous impact, the effect of that involvement is magnified when multiple agencies share a common vision.
This summer, New York-based Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) spent $1.6 billion to upgrade its delivery system, including 12 network transformers, 70 overhead transformers, 16 underground feeder sections, 37 overhead sections of power lines and reinforcement of 25 electric feeders.
It has become an axiom of the sustainable energy movement that various trends feed the market for new and innovative technology. For example, the push for greater energy efficiency has fueled the market for building energy management systems (BEMS).
In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health programs, bringing the original guidelines from 1989 into the 21st century.
After a series of net-neutrality victories for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in federal court, the agency was handed a significant defeat on Aug. 11, 2016, in the battle for municipal broadband networks.
As with any trade show, everything at NECA 2016 Boston revolves around the show floor. For several hours every day, hundreds of industry figures have taken to the Boston Convention and Exposition Center to explore the latest products and services that the largest brands have to offer.
Most parking garages are drab cubes of gray concrete; people don’t usually expect them to add much to a cityscape. However, the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., had different ideas when building the Skyline Garage.
In the realm of emerging technologies, investment is a strong barometer of momentum. According to one recent study, investment in building energy efficiency points to rapidly growing momentum in the field.