“Building structure and automation”
Windows have a tremendous impact on heating and cooling loads as well as ambient light levels. In both new and retrofit situations, high-performance windows can cut annual energy costs by up to 20%. This article explains how to select the best windows for your building.
Window films are thin, transparent sheets that can reduce cooling loads, improve shatter resistance, block up to 99 percent of ultraviolet radiation, and reduce glare. This article describes the different options available, and explains how to make the best choice.
Programmable thermostats offer an automated way to reduce energy costs by turning down heating or cooling systems when a space is unoccupied. This article discusses how to use programmable thermostats effectively for maximum savings.
Insulation is an essential part of any building, reducing heating and cooling loads and fostering a comfortable environment. This article explains how insulation is rated, the differences between commonly used insulation materials, and how to make the best choices.
Harmonic Mitigating Transformers
Harmonic mitigating transformers can help rid commercial and industrial facilities of various power quality problems. This article explains why harmonics can be a problem, and how to decide whether harmonic mitigating transformers may be an effective solution.
Escalators and Moving Walkways
Escalators and moving walkways consume large amounts of energy. Find out what technologies are available that can reduce the energy usage of these devices.
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.
Although premium-efficiency elevators are difficult to justify on a cost basis alone, they offer many non-energy benefits that building owners may find compelling. Find out how high-performance and reliability improvements may combine with energy cost savings to make them the right choice.