Community College in Orlando Learns to Save Energy
This E Source case study from the colleges and universities sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Chicago Office Renovates, Saves 44% of Energy Use
This E Source case study from the office buildings sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Wineries are energy- and water-intensive businesses that can benefit from conservation strategies. Uncorking the available savings can help boost your bottom line and help your winery build a greener reputation.
Reciprocating Engine Generators
Reciprocating engine generators are frequently used as a backup power source to avoid peak demand charges, provide power during outages, and improve power quality during times of grid instability. Learn about the factors to consider when purchasing this technology.
Natural Gas Chillers
Are you replacing a gas-fired chiller or tuning your equipment? This article explains the types of chillers available, performance, and factors to consider when selecting new equipment or maintaining your existing units.
Microbreweries are highly energy-intensive businesses that can greatly benefit from energy-saving strategies in a number of different areas, including refrigeration, process machinery, and boilers.
Large office buildings (those over 100,000 square feet) spend nearly 29% of their operating expenses on utilities, mostly electricity and natural gas. Learn about some great short- and long-term measures that can help large office buildings save energy and boost their bottom line.
Hospitals require large amounts of energy, with lots of equipment running 24/7. Much can be done to manage energy costs, cut excessive energy use, and increase your bottom line. Properly managing equipment as well as investing in specific technology can yield substantial energy savings.
In dry climates, evaporative cooling can fully satisfy building cooling loads, and it can also be applied cost-effectively when integrated with conventional chiller systems. Learn about the types of evaporative cooling, system performance, and choosing the best system for your application.
Energy Management and Information Systems
Installing or upgrading a building automation system (also known as an energy management system) can save between 5% and 15% of overall building energy consumption. Learn how to reduce overall building operating costs by controlling building equipment so that it operates more efficiently.
Electric chillers cool many commercial buildings and often consume more electricity than any other device. This article helps you select the best chiller and auxiliary equipment for your application.
Dry Cleaners and Laundry Facilities
Dry cleaners work long hours for slim profits, and owners are highly receptive to energy-efficient strategies that increase the bottom line, many of which are free, cost very little, or pay back quickly.
Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
HVAC systems generally combine fresh outdoor air with recirculated air in the main air handler for conditioning and distribution into the interior space. This article explains an alternative approach that can save energy and improve occupant comfort at little to no additional cost.
Cool Thermal Storage
Chilled water and ice storage reduces operating costs by shifting load to and charging storage at off-peak times, when power and energy costs are low. This article explains the storage process and strategies to consider during system development.
Colleges and Universities
US colleges and universities use an average of 18.9 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 17 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot (ft2) annually, and typical US higher-education buildings sized around 50,000 ft2 consume more than $100,000 worth of energy each year.