Energy Management

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Telkonet Announces Completion of Funding Arrangement


GERMANTOWN, MD.—Telkonet, Inc., a leading provider of centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation and proactive support services, announced that it has entered into a two-year, $1 million line of credit facility with Thermo Credit, LLC, a funding company.

ECS Launches New Website for Demand Response Programs


BUFFALO—Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) has announced the launch of its new website. ECS’ new site links together individual market sites, making it easier to navigate and inform the public of ECS’ PowerPay! Demand Response programs in each territory of the United States and Canada.

ESCO’s New Manual is Guide to Greening Mechanical Systems


MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL.—ESCO Institute announces the release of Green Awareness, a new publication that provides a basic understanding of green concepts, terminologies, systems, and the latest in green mechanical technology. Every day the word “Green” enters our lives. We read about it in the news, we see it on TV.

GE’s New CFLs Give Customers More Control of Ambiance


CLEVELAND, OHIO—GE Consumer & Industrial is offering two new tools for establishing an incandescent-like mood with its more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps: dimmable 15-watt and 26-watt Spiral CFLs that can replace 60-watt and 100-watt incandescent bulbs used in table lamps, floor lamps, sconces and other screw-base fixtures.

Solar Specialist SMA America Launches Educational Website


ROCKLIN, CALIF.—SMA America, Inc., the United States division of global solar technology giant SMA Solar Technology AG, has launched This user-friendly, educational website explains how solar energy can be harvested and utilized.

Xanterra Receives National Park Award for Environmental Achievement


DENVER—National park and resort concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts has received the 2008 National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award for the company’s operations in Death Valley National Park. The award was given for exceptional achievement in sustainable energy practices. More specifically, the award recognizes Xanterra’s completion of one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems in the United States—a five-acre one-megawatt (MW) system that will generate more than one-third of the total annual electricity needs of the company’s operations in Death Valley, including the historic Furnace Creek Inn, Furnace Creek Ranch, Furnace Creek Golf Course, employee offices and housing.

Certification from ASHRAE Focuses on Facility Operations, Performance


ATLANTA—Energy use in buildings can be reduced by 10 to 40 percent by improving operational strategies in buildings, according to a study by the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M University. A new certification program from ASHRAE helps building owners know they are hiring and retaining employees and consultants who know how to take advantage of such strategies.

W.A.C. Lighting Introduces Energy-Saving InvisiLED Tape Lights


GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—As part of its ongoing program to “go green,” W.A.C. Lighting has introduced InvisiLED energy-saving display and accent lighting solutions using the latest LED technology. W.A.C. Lighting is a leading manufacturer of track, recessed, undercabinet, decorative and monorail lighting.

Servidyne Surpasses Energy Star Label Milestone


ATLANTA—Servidyne, Inc., a building performance efficiency and real estate company based in Atlanta, announced that the number of its customers’ commercial buildings that have successfully achieved Energy Star Labels recently surpassed 200, ranking Servidyne among the industry’s leading third-party service providers.

1.5-Megawatt Wind Turbine at Jiminy Peak Passes One-Year Mark


HANCOCK, MASS.—After the price of electricity jumped 50 percent during the 2005-2006 ski season at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, management knew it had to do something significant. It could not just keep passing along rising costs to its customers; it would lose market share. The resort invested in a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine that will pay huge dividends in the long term.

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