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NC GreenPower Solar Schools Pilot Program

By Kristi Brodd | September 29, 2015

NC GreenPower launched a new pilot program on April 1, 2015. The pilot offers matching grants for the installation of a 2-3 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array at schools, providing clean, green renewable energy in our state. All K-12[…]

150-Panel Inspection Helps School Go Solar

By Kristi Brodd | August 19, 2015

A private Pre-K–12 school in central North Carolina recently received a unique donation: 240 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The 435-watt panels had potentially been damaged in a severe storm, so the school wanted to verify that they could be used[…]

Building Research in the Digital Age

By Kristi Brodd | August 18, 2015

It is not easy to assess the real-world building marketplace. Fortunately, we have adopted methods that combine technology and analytics to better process and normalize the data we collect. By pairing energy, weather and building information, analytical modeling efforts can[…]

PEV Workplace Charging: Linking Corporate Sustainability Goals

By Kristi Brodd | August 6, 2015

In today’s corporate world, many businesses are tying their environmental impact and sustainability goals to current business measures. Some have established carbon offset goals, some have instituted process improvements to lessen their impact on the environment, and many are encouraging[…]

New Quality Motor Rewind Program with AEP Ohio

By Kristi Brodd | August 4, 2015

Quality motor repair offers significant opportunities for energy savings and reliability benefits. AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, recognized this and decided to reward companies that were performing such repairs. Working with Advanced Energy, AEP Ohio launched a[…]

Success with Energy Code: Online Resources

By Kristi Brodd | July 26, 2015

Over the last few years, states have begun adopting higher, more stringent building energy codes. Then and now, states have lacked a standardized way of providing guidance, training and quality control processes for implementing building energy code standards. Advanced Energy[…]

Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Research for Schools

By Kristi Brodd | July 22, 2015

Advanced Energy evaluated the performance of an A.O. Smith commercial electric air-source heat pump water heater at Rand Road Elementary School in Garner, North Carolina. The heat pump water heating system was installed in early July 2012 and had operational problems[…]