Energy Savings

PACE energy financing initiative approved in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids City Commission adopted a measure aimed at easing the process for property owners to make energy efficiency upgrades.

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program acts as a financing mechanism for commercial building owners to upgrade energy-using equipment, anything from HVAC systems to solar panels to lighting.

Member News: High-Tech Windows Pay Off in SLU building

by Daily Journal of Commerce staff  - May 25th, 2017

Henbart said the results are in after a year-long study of new windows in its 45-year-old Lake Union Building, at 1700 Westlake Ave. N. Single-pane windows were replaced with View Dynamic Glass made by View, Inc. of Milpitas, California. The glass adjusts in response to weather and user preferences. Tinting is achieved via nanolayers of electrochromic coating on the glass surface, which responds to a tiny voltage.

Dollars for Decreases: Demand Response

Does your organization have a building that could, if necessary, reduce your electricity use by at least 100 kW for short periods of time? If so, you might be a good candidate for Demand Response participation – a program that pays you for reducing strain on the electric grid during times of peak usage.

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Phila. joins private-led initiative to reduce commercial building energy use by 50% by 2030

In a policy framework for advancing green building in Philadelphia published in January, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) announced that it’s leading the formation of Philadelphia 2030 District, a private sector-led initiative to reduce energy use, water consumption, and transportation-related emissions from the building sector 50 percent by 2030 at a district scale.

Philly joining private-led initiative to reduce commercial building energy use 50% by 2030

In a policy framework for advancing green building in Philadelphia published in January, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) announced that it’s leading the formation of Philadelphia 2030 District, a private sector-led initiative to reduce energy use, water consumption, and transportation-related emissions from the building sector 50 percent by 2030 at a district scale.

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