Design http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en CESA Creates Solar Financing Guide for Homeowners http://ecmweb.com/green-building/cesa-creates-solar-financing-guide-homeowners <div class="node-body article-body">The Clean Energy States Alliance has released a new guide to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic system financing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/cesa-creates-solar-financing-guide-homeowners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/cesa-creates-solar-financing-guide-homeowners#comments Green Building News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:00 +0000 109561 at http://ecmweb.com Proposed Energy Standard for Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open for Comment http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/proposed-energy-standard-data-centers-telecommunications-buildings-open-comment <div class="node-body article-body">A proposed standard from ASHRAE providing requirements for energy use in data centers is open for public input.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/proposed-energy-standard-data-centers-telecommunications-buildings-open-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/proposed-energy-standard-data-centers-telecommunications-buildings-open-comment#comments Lighting & Control News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:32:00 +0000 109531 at http://ecmweb.com scanrail/iStock/Thinkstock National Lighting Bureau Panel Raises Pointed Questions about Outdoor Lighting, Standards and Liability http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/national-lighting-bureau-panel-raises-pointed-questions-about-outdoor-lighting-stan <div class="node-body article-body">The industrywide shift to LED lighting is happening at a faster pace than standards-development, leading to a mismatch between the technology and the guidelines by which it is being applied, particularly in the case of guidelines followed by owners of outdoor lighting systems who tend to follow standards as a shield from liability lawsuits, according to a panel of three lighting experts in a discussion recently posted on the National Lighting Bureau’s website.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/national-lighting-bureau-panel-raises-pointed-questions-about-outdoor-lighting-stan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/national-lighting-bureau-panel-raises-pointed-questions-about-outdoor-lighting-stan#comments Lighting & Control Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:19:00 +0000 109351 at http://ecmweb.com Ethan Miller/Getty Images News Rooftop Solar Systems to Be Used to Stabilize Grid http://ecmweb.com/green-building/rooftop-solar-systems-be-used-stabilize-grid <div class="node-body article-body">In a few months, rooftop solar power systems in California are going to start regulating voltage levels and perform other grid-support jobs. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/rooftop-solar-systems-be-used-stabilize-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/rooftop-solar-systems-be-used-stabilize-grid#comments Green Building Around the Circuit Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:26:00 +0000 109291 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Solar inverter</p> Solar: The Next Shale? http://ecmweb.com/green-building/solar-next-shale <div class="node-body article-body">Just as shale extraction technologies took oil and gas markets by storm, solar technologies too hold the potential to turn gas and power markets on their heads, according to Wood Mackenzie's latest outlook. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/solar-next-shale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/solar-next-shale#comments Green Building News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:01:00 +0000 109211 at http://ecmweb.com New Franchise Growth for Direct Energy Family of Brands http://ecmweb.com/design/new-franchise-growth-direct-energy-family-brands <div class="node-body article-body">New franchise territories have recently been added to the Direct Energy family of brands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/new-franchise-growth-direct-energy-family-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/new-franchise-growth-direct-energy-family-brands#comments Design News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:44:00 +0000 108781 at http://ecmweb.com Principal Solar to Build Largest Solar Project East of the Rockies http://ecmweb.com/green-building/principal-solar-build-largest-solar-project-east-rockies <div class="node-body article-body">Principal Solar, Inc. will build the largest solar facility east of the Rockies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/principal-solar-build-largest-solar-project-east-rockies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/principal-solar-build-largest-solar-project-east-rockies#comments Green Building News Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:49:00 +0000 108691 at http://ecmweb.com Making a Case for Energy Monitoring http://ecmweb.com/metering-monitoring/making-case-energy-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally, the steps used to reduce the energy footprint of buildings follows a sequence of steps: retro-commissioning, energy audit, energy retrofit, deep energy retrofits, measurement and verification, operations, and maintenance. From an economic standpoint, each step requires the building owner to allocate substantial up-front capital by preplanning the expense, using a sinking fund, or pulling capital from contingency reserves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/metering-monitoring/making-case-energy-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/metering-monitoring/making-case-energy-monitoring#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Metering & Monitoring Contractor Silver Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:15:00 +0000 108481 at http://ecmweb.com Getting More of the “Less” Market http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/getting-more-less-market <div class="node-body article-body">Amidst tumbling fossil fuel prices, the flowering of new oil and gas extraction technologies, and the snail’s pace adoption of alternative energy, it can be tempting to declare interest in energy conservation officially in hibernation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/getting-more-less-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/getting-more-less-market#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:55:00 +0000 108451 at http://ecmweb.com The Greener the Better http://ecmweb.com/green-building/greener-better <div class="node-body article-body">Training electricians to go green — learning everything they can about sustainable work practices and renewable energy systems — ultimately leads to new job opportunities, additional certification, and potentially more lucrative pay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/greener-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/greener-better#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Training Silver Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:39:00 +0000 108441 at http://ecmweb.com