A. Building Systems Basics
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
Commercial and residential buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the US. Smart Building has the capacity for greatly increasing building system operating efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving comfort and performance of occupants.
B. Lighting Controls/ Daylighting
updated friday, october 7, 2016
As a nation, we spend about one-quarter of our electricity budge on lighting, but much of this expense is unnecessary. Technologies developed during the past 10 years can help us cut lighting costs by 30 – 60 percent while enhancing lighting quality and reducing environmental impact.
C. HVAC Controls
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
Building operations consume 39% of the energy in the U.S. and HVAC gobbles up a big part of that. However, 9 out of 10 commercial buildings fail to meet fundamental conditions for acceptable comfort and energy efficiency.
(New). Just What is Net Zero Energy?
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
(Coming Soon) NZE is frequently bandied about these days, but there is no consensus what the term means.