Energy Management

Strategies for reducing energy usage in building and equipment design while enhancing operations and performance and maximizing cost savings


Photo 1. This structure in Central Coast, Calif. is powered by an array of 28 solar panels situated down the hill from the guesthouse to preserve views extending out into the ocean. The panels sit along the grade of the hill to maximize exposure to the sun. The conduit is run underground to the garage where the batteries and inverter live.

Rise in Off-Grid Residential Solar Installations

Nov. 15, 2022
Homeowners are increasingly interested in using solar to go off grid — or at least as close as possible. The reasons why indicate this might not be a niche market much longer....
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Three Steps to Capitalize on the Electrification Opportunity

March 1, 2023
How to prepare for a new future in the electrical industry
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10 Big-Money Construction Projects for 2023

Feb. 10, 2023
Even in what could be a down year for the construction market, there’s still a surprising number of billion-dollar projects underway or on the drawing boards.
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LA Becomes Largest California City to Electrify New Buildings

Dec. 15, 2022
New ordinance requires that all new buildings within city limits be constructed all-electric
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Planning Tips for EVSE Installations

Oct. 18, 2022
NECA’s 2022’s educational program was loaded with content on building a business in EVSE installations. This session covered pre-installation planning.
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Homes Helping the Grid
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NBI Releases Cost Study of the Building Decarbonization Code

April 27, 2022
The study found that all-electric homes achieve construction savings.
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Home Energy Management Market Poised for Expansion

April 21, 2022
The North America Home Energy Management Market is expected to witness market growth of 19.23% CAGR during the forecast period (2021-2027).
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Connected lighting in office spaces

Connected Lighting Barriers in Commercial Applications

April 13, 2022
Exploring value, ROI, and strategies that will drive increased adoption going forward.
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A long-duration grid-scale battery could use energy stored during the spring to cool a house on a hot summer day.

PNNL Creates 'Freeze-Thaw Battery' for Seasonal Energy Storage

April 12, 2022
Molten-salt battery marks step toward seasonal storage of grid-scale energy.