and U.S. Buildings require 40% of U.S. energy
then U.S. buildings use 10% of global energy,
a tremendous opportunity for savings.
In the United States, buildings account for:
- 40 percent of total energy use
- 71 percent of total electricity consumption
- 60 percent of total non-industrial waste generation
- 54 percent of total natural gas use
- 38 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions
- 12 percent of the total water consumption
Back to Smart Efficiency
H. Green Data Centers
thursday, july 7, 2016
Data Centers are booming Information Factories. In 2013, U.S. data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to the annual output of 34 large (500-megawatt) coal-fired power plants. Data center electricity consumption is projected to increase to roughly 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, the equivalent annual output of 50 power plants, costing American businesses $13 billion annually in electricity bills and emitting nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year.
G. Local Direct Current
tuesday, october 14, 2014
30% to 40% of the electricity consumed by many electronic devices is now lost just in converting conventional alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC).
F. Control Logic
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
HVAC control systems are the central nervous system of the machine world. The most efficient, well-selected and installed mechanical equipment can be reduced to a problem-riddled, inefficient mechanical nightmare by a poor control system design
E. Enterprise Building Management
updated tuesday april 19, 2016
Whether managing all systems in a building, or managing one system across several buildings, EBM enhances the ability to manage energy consumption.
C. Continuous Commissioning
monday, october 20, 2014
Will be a highly cost-effective means of obtaining significant program-level energy savings across a variety of building types
B. Building Information Modeling (BIM)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
BIM allows for greater collaboration between disciplines and trades involved in the process in order to produce better buildings that are safer, healthier, environmentally more sustainable and economically more efficient with fewer errors, omissions and less waste.
A. Building Controls
updated friday, october 7, 2016
Advanced building systems can reduce energy requirements by more than 50%.