Upsite’s Airflow Management Approach Lowers Data Center Energy Use

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Upsite Technologies Inc., a provider of data center airflow management solutions, announced that computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling has demonstrated the energy savings outlined by its 4 R’s of Airflow Management™ methodology. The company utilized Future Facilities North America, a supplier of engineering simulation software for data center design and operational planning, to demonstrate the findings through the use of its 6SigmaDCX CFD simulation tool.

Upsite’s 4 R’s of Airflow Management provides a guide for implementing changes to optimize cooling and achieve the greatest benefits of airflow management, including a lower power usage effectiveness (PUE) score, reduced energy costs, and increased IT equipment reliability. The 4 R’s methodology details the improvements and best practices made to a data center’s racks, raised floor, rows, and room that will provide these benefits and optimize the cooling infrastructure. 6SigmaDCX was used to model a 4,000-square-foot data center and provide engineering simulation to assess the impact of the changes made to these four areas: rack, raised floor, row, and room. The simulation provided information about how problem areas (e.g., hot spots) could be rectified and how capacity and operating cost benefits could be realized after making improvements to each of the 4 R’s. The execution of the steps resulted in:

• Reduction in the maximum IT inlet temperature of 8.4°F.

• Cooling supply temperature increase of 10°.

• Cooling unit fan speeds reduced by 35 percent and one cooling unit turned off.

• Partial PUE (pPUE) reduced from 1.54 to 1.34.

• Over $60,000 in projected annual savings for a 4,000-square-foot data center.

• 15 month return on investment (ROI).

“Given the many solutions available to improve data center airflow, the process of creating an effective airflow management plan can seem overwhelming,” said Lars Strong, senior engineer and company science officer of Upsite Technologies. “Our 4 R’s of Airflow Management approach provides a clear strategy to optimize cooling and lower PUE. With the impressive results now demonstrated by CFD modeling, I anticipate that more owners and operators will be ut

ilizing our 4 R’s methodology to accomplish this quickly, efficiently, and with a faster ROI.”

For more information about Upsite Technologies, visit www.upsite.com.

For more information about Future Facilities, visit www.futurefacilities.com.

Publication date: 6/24/2016

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A road map for energy savings

Many homeowners know that they could be doing more to improve the efficiency of their home, but knowing where to start can cause some mental roadblocks.

Part of the mission of the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is to help homeowners figure out what needs to be done to make their home more efficient, and create a clear path to make it happen. CEE created Energy Fit Homes to do just that. Energy Fit Homes is a certification program designed for existing homes that focuses on cost-effective upgrades. With Energy Fit Homes, homeowners can learn how their home stacks up against energy efficiency standards and what upgrades are needed to improve their home’s performance.

CEE works with Twin Cities communities to bring Energy Fit Homes to residents, which is how Minneapolis residents Andrew and Terra Erickson first learned about the program. The Erickson’s Minneapolis neighborhood hosted an event that included a presentation on how to prepare for winter, and at one point the group’s conversation turned to Energy Fit Homes.

The first step to get certified as an Energy Fit Home is a home energy assessment to evaluate the efficiency of five main areas of the home: insulation and air sealing, heating system, windows, lighting, and ventilation and combustion safety. Homes receive an Energy Fitness Score from 0 to 100 — the higher the score, the more efficient the home. A score above 95 qualifies for the certificate, and homes scoring lower receive a report mapping the upgrades needed to achieve the certificate.

The Ericksons were especially eager to learn more about their home’s insulation levels. Improving their insulation was something they had talked about since they purchased the home, but they worried about potential expenses. “We were concerned that the upfront cost of insulating the house would be too much for us to afford,” says Andrew. “Then we received a quote at the assessment that told us the cost would be several thousand dollars cheaper than we expected, and we also learned that there were really great financing options available through CEE.”

When they learned that upgrading insulation would raise their Energy Fitness Score from 59 to over 95 and qualify their home as “energy fit,” the Erickson’s decided to go for it. And although they have no plans to sell their home, they know the certificate could come in handy when the time is right. In the meantime they are happy to celebrate their well-earned Energy Fit Homes certification with neighbors by proudly displaying it in their front window.

When asked what he would say to a neighbor who is thinking about moving ahead with a home energy assessment to certify their home, Andrew said, “Do it! We just couldn’t be happier with our experience. The staff and contractors at every stage have been knowledgeable and helpful, and we are thrilled with the results!”

Helen Booth-Tobin is a policy and communications specialist at the Center for Energy and Environment, a Minneapolis nonprofit that delivers practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities.

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USDA offers new assistance to help rural utility customers conserve energy, lower bills

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USDA offers new assistance to help rural utility customers conserve energy, lower bills

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new program that will help rural residents conserve energy and save money on their utility bills. The new Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) will make $52 million in loans available to energy providers to help rural families and small businesses reduce their energy use.

“Investments like the ones we will make through the Rural Energy Savings Program not only reduce energy costs for consumers, but also build a cleaner and more sustainable energy future,” Vilsack said. “This program is the latest of many financing options USDA provides to rural communities to expand energy efficiency efforts and strengthen rural economies.”

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Chesham association wins esteem during a Bucks Business Awards 2016

A Chesham association has been announced as a leader of a prestigious award.

The Window Film Company, formed in Asheridge Road, came initial in a Excellence in Customer Service difficulty during a annual Bucks Business Awards 2016, scooping a endowment forward of a record series of entrants.

The Window Film Company is among a attention leaders in a supply and designation of window film as good as a copy and wise of full colour graphics and other musical solutions.

Entering a awards is an in abyss routine that involves providing of a business plan, sum of financial opening and justification to support any statements or claims done within a application.

Successful entrants are afterwards theme to a revisit from an eccentric judge, who spent time vocalization to members of staff from any of The Window Company’s particular departments, permitting for a full bargain and appreciation of accurately how a association operates with courtesy to patron service.

In articulate of a routine association owner and handling executive Micky Calcott said: “The entrance routine compulsory us to closely inspect a approach we do things. It was a hugely inestimable practice as it authorised us to recognize accurately what we are doing well. In turn, it also supposing an event for us to brand things that we could urge upon. I’m unequivocally gratified that a judges recognized a tough work and bid we continue to put in.

“I’m impossibly unapproachable of my colleagues and I’m gay that their joining has resulted in a winning of this award. We’ll take some time to suffer a success, though work is already underway to make certain that we continue to urge and to broach a best probable use to any and each one of a customers.”

The Window Film Company was determined in 1998 and has had a bottom in Buckinghamshire ever since.

The association also has premises in Clerkenwell, London and employs 28 full time staff.

Mr Calcott added: “Having grown adult in Chesham, I’m gay that I’ve determined my business in a town. We’re now really most a national company, though a heart is really here. We’re gay with this recognition, and are unapproachable to have flown a dwindle for Chesham in a 2016 Bucks Business Awards.

“Business is abounding in a area and I’m impossibly unapproachable to minister a success of a area with The Window Film Company.”

Tint World® Opens Fifth Store in California


BOCA RATON, Fla., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a heading automobile appendage and window tinting franchise, has non-stop a new plcae in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Abdul Afaghani, a new store is a fifth Tint World® plcae in California and will yield residents with a accumulation of services, including car customization, residential and blurb window film, and sea upgrades and styling.

“The San Jose area has a lot of event for success,” pronounced Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Even yet Tint World® started in Florida, a West Coast has been a good and welcoming area for a franchisees. We have a lot of good products and services that fit good in California, and Abdul has a good event to accommodate a high direct in Santa Clara while substantiating his store as a go-to plcae for tinting and automotive accessories.”

Afaghani, a hardware operative and electronic operative for scarcely 30 years, is vehement to start this new section in his life.

“I’ve always favourite cars and all that has to do with them,” pronounced Afaghani. “I researched a lot of opposite franchises though Tint World® had a package we was looking for and one that we suspicion could be successful in Santa Clara. we went to one of a Tint World® authorization find days and unequivocally favourite a group and a appetite we saw there. Plus, they don’t have any authorization authorised issues or lawsuit with franchisees – that told me they are focused on building their business and portion their franchisees. This initial store is only a beginning, and my wish is that we can build on it and expand.”

The all-new Tint World® Santa Clara store is located during 3570 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051 and is open Monday by Saturday. For those meddlesome in practice opportunities, privately those with tinting experience, applications are being supposed now. To find out more, call (408) 610-3810.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ are heading providers of automotive, marine, residential and blurb window tinting and also offer sales and designation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, confidence systems, automobile accessories, tradition wheels and tire packages, detailing services, upkeep and correct services, and more. Tint World® is also a heading provider of Residential, Commercial and Marine Computerized Window Tinting and Security Film Services with locations via a U.S. and abroad, with authorization opportunities accessible worldwide.

About Tint World®

Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to turn an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, blurb and sea window tinting and confidence film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in a U.S. and abroad, any authorization plcae houses approximately 20 distinction centers, trimming from in-store appendage installations, to off-site sales and designation of residential, blurb and sea window tinting and confidence films. To find out more, greatfully revisit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.

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High-End Window Tinting Sun Prairie WI Services Turn Homes in Energy Houses

With peculiarity window tinting services, businesses and residential spaces find appetite fit and cost effective solutions for their homes and blurb spaces.


Prairie, WI – June 24, 2016 – (Newswire.com)

​Window tinting is one of a many estimable home alleviation that many of a owners commence as it not usually enhances a appetite potency though also adds on to a functionality of a windows. Apart from it, a users even find combined remoteness and softened comfort turn within. While there are mixed window tints accessible in a market, not all offer a purpose. So it is improved to get it from an authentic play who not only sells them though even take a assign of installing them and run a consummate upkeep program. The Llumar window films when commissioned in businesses and residential areas provides with countless advantages shortening a expenditures of installing a special glasses. Koolview is a premier full-service window tinting Sun Prairie WI association that has got a far-reaching operation of Llumar window films accessible in their store. They have been portion a village given 1973, and their associating staff is wakeful of all a minute information that is essential for carrying out a whole work effectively.
 
One of a company’s orator says, ‘These Llumar window films accessible in a Koolview stores are not only stylish though even reject solar feverishness from a outward expelling a prohibited and cold spots inside and preventing a feverishness from escaping. Even there are houses that keep antique pieces and seat showcasing their ambience of choices. These window tints assistance to reserve a tone gloss of these seat from discoloring. Since a Llumar window tints retard roughly 99% of a UV rays, they forestall a seat from vanishing away. Even a reserve and confidence panels yield a transparent and absolute separator that helps to reason a potion from tumble detached in a eventuality of impact.’

Apart from window tinting services, Koolview even takes a honour in crafting and installing patio doors Madison WI that turns out to be a beautiful focal indicate of any and any house. They make certain that a opening of any and any residence is value watching. All a doors have been crafted gripping a functionality, character and bill in mind, and a square doors are built regulating an all-steel construction 22 sign doorway that is 33% heavier than competitors doors for confidence and durability. With a far-reaching operation of products and services, they’re no doubt a best in a marketplace to get a pursuit finished by.

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Jericho Energy Task Force Holds Info Session on Minimizing Your Energy Bills and Carbon Footprints

News Release — Jericho Energy Task Force
June 22, 2016

Contact:
Kathleen Voigt Walsh
802-872-9972, [email protected]

Minimize Your Energy Bills and Carbon Footprint
Jericho/Underhill, VT, Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Road, Jericho

Do you want to reduce home energy use, but not sure where to start?

Zero Energy Now is a new comprehensive home energy savings program, providing efficiency upgrades (including air sealing, insulation and heat pumps), renewable heating sources (such as replacing an oil furnace with a wood/pellet system) and solar power. When combined, these steps can reduce fossil fuel use by 50% to 100%. One call connects home owners with a certified energy contractor (CEC) who will coordinate all of the improvements.

The Jericho Energy Task Force is hosting a free informational session about this new approach June 24, 2016, 7:00pm at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library at 8 River Road in Jericho. Local Zero Energy Now providers will be on hand to answer questions following a brief presentation. There will be light refreshments. The JETF holds waste-free events and asks that you bring your own cup.

In today’s market, when rebates and incentives are combined with low-cost financing, it’s not unusual for monthly energy savings to cover the cost of a loan. In addition, for a limited time Zero Energy Now provides up to $5,000 in added bonuses for many Green Mountain Power customers.

“By looking at the whole energy picture, Zero Energy Now assures owners they can move forward with confidence towards a more comfortable and healthy home free from the price volatility and environmental impact of burning fossil fuel,” explains program coordinator Gabrielle Stebbins. “This is the next logical step towards getting Vermont’s homes and businesses to reach their full energy potential.”

“We are delighted to get the word out to our neighbors in Jericho and Underhill about Zero Energy Now.” says Kathie Voigt Walsh of the Jericho Energy Task Force. “It makes so much sense to use a streamlined process like this, especially with the large bonus incentives that are available this year for qualifying homes in former CVPS territory.”

Zero Energy Now is a new program from the nonprofit Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont (BPPA-VT) and is sponsored by Green Mountain Power through a grant from the CEED program.

To find out more about this workshop, visit the Jericho Energy Task Force Facebook Page, watch for their posts on Front Porch Forum, email [email protected] or call Kathie at 802-872- 9972. To learn about Zero Energy Now, go to ZeroEnergyNowVt.com or visit them on Facebook.


UK: The Window Film Company Wins Prestigious Award

The U.K.-based Window Film Company came initial in a “Excellence in Customer Service” difficulty during a annual Bucks Business Awards, scooping a endowment forward of a record series of entrants.

The association installs solar control film and prints and fits full-color graphics and other musical solutions. The association serves business trimming from homeowners to multinational businesses.

“One of a strengths is also one of a categorical challenges,” says association owner and handling executive Micky Calcott. “We yield a use to an ever augmenting operation of clients, any with opposite needs and levels of bargain about a products we supply. It’s a pursuit to make certain that any patron gets a same turn of use and attention, either it is a residential patron looking for solar control in their conservatory or a universe famous code wanting graphics practical to an whole building.”

Entering a awards is an in-depth routine that involves providing of a business plan, details of financial opening and justification to support any statements or claims done within a application. Successful entrants are afterwards theme to a revisit from an eccentric judge, who spent time vocalization to members of staff from any of company’s particular departments.

I’m impossibly unapproachable of my colleagues and I’m gay that their joining has resulted in a winning of this award,” says Calcott. “We’ll take some time to suffer a success, though work is already underway to make certain that we continue to urge and to broach a best probable use to any and each one of a customers.”

The win follows a acceptance of another endowment progressing in a year, that saw executive Andy Parkin collect adult a “outstanding Employee of a Year” pretension from a FIS (Finishes and Interiors).

Thermostats are getting smarter, but it is still a dumb answer to the problem of saving energy

In a previous post, In praise of the dumb home, I noted that Nest and other smart thermostats work best in lousy, poorly insulated and sealed houses, where a few degree change in thermostat settings makes a very big difference in energy savings. But as Megan noted recently in her post Nest thermostat now helps users avoid peak electricity rates, these thermostats are getting a lot smarter. Now they can dial up the AC when the power is cheaper and let it coast a bit when the power is more expensive. Nest writes on their blog:

So if your thermostat sees that you like to cool things down at noon, but that’s when electricity prices spike, it might start cooling the house at 11:30 when energy’s still cheap.

Megan concludes: “Right now Nest is launching the Time of Savings program with SolarCity customers while Southern California Edison and other major energy companies are coming soon.”

southern edison time of use© Southern California Edison

California Edison’s summer time of use rates peak in summer from noon to six. That’s when it is hottest out and the air conditioning is running hardest. The cost of power is almost three times as high as at the off-peak times. So Nest’s scenario makes some sense.

duck curve© If it looks like a duck … (Photo: California ISO)

But what happens when SolarCity and other companies cover California roofs with solar panels? Every year more power is generated at peak solar times from 12 to 6 to the point where at some times of the year, more power is being generated than can be used. (More on the duck curve on MNN)

So the thermostat will have to get even smarter, to know when the solar panels are delivering so much energy that it should be cooling more from 12 to 6 and dialling it back when the evening peak starts taking over, even though that’s when the family is home, generating heat and wanting the house cooler.

Then you read Nest’s white paper on HVAC control, and how it now deals with multi-stage heat pumps and new control technology, it gets really complex.

HVAC Control 2.0 uses the thermal model to optimize the control of the HVAC system. It simulates many different ways that it could control the HVAC system. It must choose when to turn the system on, which stage of the system to turn on, how long to run that stage of the system, when to switch to a different stage, and when to turn the system off. It makes these choices while considering the current state of the home, the outdoor weather, and the upcoming schedule.

STOP.

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Turning down the thermostat a couple of degrees in today’s southwestern US is inconsequential. The Nest thermostat is inconsequential. It is adding layers of complexity to a problem that has to be solved and that it never will. Instead, it is time to get serious and demand radical building efficiency. To turn our homes and buildings into a form of thermal battery; you don’t have to fire up the heat or the AC at peak times because the temperature in them doesn’t change that fast. So a really efficient building can trim the peaks and troughs of our energy production as effectively as any other kind of battery. A properly designed house would need so little cooling or heating that it can be maintained at any time without making a big difference in energy use, without all this complication.

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It can get people through times like this, when the entire electrical system might melt down at any time. As Dr. Stephen Fawkes noted as on of his 12 laws of energy efficiency:

An exciting energy or energy efficiency discovery in a lab somewhere is not the same as a viable technology, which is not the same as a commercial product, which is not the same as a successful product that has meaningful impact in the world.

The Passivhaus people have a term for it, but it can apply to any system: Fabric First. Oliver Wainwright of the Guardian described it in a look at the Passsivhaus standard:

It is a “fabric-first” approach to energy efficiency, meaning the building does the work, rather than relying on bolt-on renewable energy devices, like solar panels and ground-source heat-pumps. Based on the tenets of super-high insulation, absolute air-tightness, and harvesting the sun’s energy through south-facing windows, passive houses aim to keep as much heat inside the home as possible.

The principle also works in hot climates; Insulation keeps heat out as well as in. Thermos bottles keep their contents both hot and cold. Smaller, shaded, solar controlled windows reduce solar gain. Cooling loads become negligible. Simple systems work. The smart thermostat is bored stupid.

The geniuses at Nest and their owners at Alphabet are applying all this brain power to save a few watts when it is really a very simple problem: fix the envelope instead of the technology. Whether it’s Passive or Net Zero or just a pretty good house: Fabric First.

Graffiti Shield Returns to Sponsor WFCT 2016

Graffiti Shield is returning to a annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) as a Topaz Sponsor.

WFCT, set to be hold Oct 5 – 7 during a Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, will embody educational seminars, an muster gymnasium and a attendee-favorite Tint-Off™ competitions.

Window Film magazine spoke with Jeffrey Green, CEO, on what a association will move to a eventuality this year.

WFM: Why did we confirm to unite WFCT™ 2016 this year?

JG: Graffiti Shield is looking for new partners in new areas. The WFCT is a ideal place to accommodate like-minded professionals who can see a products as a good apparatus for additional reoccurring income to their stream or new business. Looking brazen to pity a story and good products.

WFM: What do we find to be a many profitable partial of being during WFCT™?

JG: Last year was a initial time exhibiting and we had good success. We found new partners and reconnected with aged ones. It’s a good event.

WFM: Describe WFCT™ in one word.

JG: Opportunity!

WFM: What’s a tip product Graffiti Shield will be showcasing during a event?

JG: We will be showcasing several code new films and will make that proclamation before to a show.

For some-more information about a show, greatfully visit http://www.wfctevent.com/.

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USDA Announces New Assistance to Help Rural Utility Customers Conserve Energy, Lower Bills

 

TEMPLE, June 21, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new program that will help rural residents conserve energy and save money on their utility bills. The new Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) will make $52 million in loans available to energy providers to help rural families and small businesses reduce their energy use.

   

“Investments like the ones we will make through the Rural Energy Savings Program not only reduce energy costs for consumers, but also build a cleaner and more sustainable energy future,” Vilsack said. “This program is the latest of many financing options USDA provides to rural communities to expand energy efficiency efforts and strengthen rural economies.”

 

“RESP will provide loans to rural energy providers who in turn fund projects for consumers to make energy efficiency improvements in their homes and businesses that will lower their energy use,” said USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin.  “We would like to encourage all of our current and former Rural Utilities Service borrowers or entities that provide retail electric service in rural Texas areas to consider this program.”   

   

RESP borrowers finance loans at zero percent interest for up to 20 years, making the program an attractive and affordable option to finance energy-saving measures. Energy customers participating in programs financed through RESP then repay the loans at an interest rate of up to 3 percent for up to 10 years through their electric bills.

   

RESP builds upon the work that USDA Rural Development has done to help improve the energy efficiency of single- and multi-family housing, businesses, farms and utilities. It aligns with the Obama Administration’s  Promise Zone initiatives to help revitalize communities and expand economic opportunity through targeted funding, technical assistance and partnerships. RESP will be used to focus on low-income, high-energy-cost communities.

  

Congress authorized the program in the 2014 Farm Bill. RUS administers RESP as well as the similar Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program (EECLP). RESP is open to a broader pool of eligible borrowers, has a zero percent interest rate, and has a longer loan term than EECLP. To be considered for RESP funding, applicants should submit a letter of intent by August 5, 2016. E-mail the letter of intent to [email protected] Applications will be processed on a first-come/first-served basis until funds are expended. For additional information, see page 40262 of the June 21  Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/06/21/2016-14617/announcement-of-loan-application-procedures-and-deadlines-for-the-rural-energy-savings-program-resp).

   

USDA’s Rural Utilities Service also administers infrastructure programs that bring broadband, safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment facilities to rural communities.  

   

Since 2009, USDA Rural Development  HYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/hashtag/usdard” t “extWindow” o “External link or third-party site, opens in new window.” (@USDARD) has invested $31.3 billion in 963 electric projects that have financed more than 185,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines serving 4.6 million rural residents. USDA also has invested $11 billion to start or expand 103,000 rural businesses; helped 1.1 million rural residents buy homes; funded nearly 7,000 community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care facilities; and helped bring high-speed Internet access to nearly 6 million rural residents and businesses. For more information, visit  http://www.usda.gov/results.

USDA Announces Assistance to Rural Utility Customers Conserve Energy

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new program that will help rural residents conserve energy and save money on their utility bills. The new Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) will make $52 million in loans available to energy providers to help rural families and small businesses reduce their energy use.

“Investments like the ones we will make through the Rural Energy Savings Program not only reduce energy costs for consumers, but also build a cleaner and more sustainable energy future,” Vilsack said. “This program is the latest of many financing options USDA provides to rural communities to expand energy efficiency efforts and strengthen rural economies.”

RESP will provide loans to rural energy providers who in turn fund projects for consumers to make energy efficiency improvements in their homes or businesses that will lower their energy use. Eligible applicants include current and former Rural Utilities Service (RUS) borrowers, subsidiaries of current or former RUS borrowers, and entities that provide retail electric service in rural areas.

Hot summers are good business for window tinting shops

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hot summers are good for business when it comes to window tinting shops but cars and trucks aren’t a customarily stain work that’s heating up.

Rob Baker has been in a window tinting business given 1988. He runs his tiny Tint Master emporium in Gladstone, customarily knocking out one car an hour.

However, Baker says he’s tinting some-more blurb and residential windows.

“If we stain each window in your home or building you’ll replenish your detriment in application assets on normal in dual to 3 years,” Baker said.

Baker says we can get an 82 percent feverishness rejecting by tinting your home. He says their subsequent large plan involves tinting a windows on all 27 floors of a Commerce Bank in downtown Kansas City.

HDClear Introduces Super Smooth Fine White Gradient Printing

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Kenworth’s Chillicothe Assembly Plant Earns 2016 AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Award

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio- The Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, was honored recently with the 2016 AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Award presented by American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. The annual award recognizes AEP Ohio’s business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency.

Kenworth Chillicothe’s participation in an AEP Ohio Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program produced total energy savings of 5 million kilowatt hours (KwH) – 1.56 million kilowatt hours (KwH) in the first 12 months, and 3.44 million KwH in the second 12-month period. Kenworth’s experience in CEI offers a template for sustaining energy savings year-after-year.

“Kenworth’s Chillicothe assembly plant is committed to protecting the environment and conserving natural resources through effective management of energy used to support the manufacturing process,” said Daryl Simon, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations.

Kenworth Chillicothe’s energy savings were driven by such projects as compressed air set point reductions, machine preventive maintenance and optimization, staggering of air conditioning set points, manually turning off half of the rooftop HVAC systems during weekends, and installing occupancy sensors. The plant also integrated energy efficiency into new employee training.

“Our environmental efforts are of special importance, and the AEP Ohio program offers a significant avenue to contribute to the development of enhanced best practices in manufacturing energy efficiency,” added Judy McTigue, Kenworth-Chillicothe plant manager.

AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and discounts to help business and residential customers eliminate wasted energy and save money. From 2009 – 2015, AEP Ohio energy efficiency programs have saved over 11,700 billion kilowatt hours, which is enough energy to power 102,270 homes for 10 years. This translates into $1.5 billion in energy cost savings. Through these programs, customers save an estimated $2.2 billion over the life of the measures. For more information visit AEPOhio.com/Solutions.

Kenworth’s plants in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Wash., both hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Kenworth’s medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Que., which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.

Kenworth is the driver’s truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.com/drivers.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes GridPoint as the Industry Leader in Building Energy Management Solutions – Virtual

GridPoint—an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management
systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility
efficiency, and sustainability efforts, today announced that it had been
named the winner of Frost Sullivan’s 2016 Customer Value Leadership
Award for building energy management solutions. This award is given to a
company that consistently deepens customer relationships by offering
superior products and services that deliver a clear, demonstrable return
on investment (ROI).

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GridPoint Awarded the 2016 Customer Value Leadership Award from Frost Sullivan for Building Energy Management (Graphic: Business Wire)

GridPoint’s unique energy management solution includes granular
submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, cloud-based software,
and professional services that generate energy, operational, and
maintenance savings up to 30%. Customers lower their utility bills by
collecting and analyzing site data to intelligently control critical
building systems without sacrificing customer comfort. GridPoint’s
extensive dataset and decision support tools enable customers to
diagnose malfunctioning equipment, prioritize asset maintenance, and
assess the financial benefits of energy efficiency projects with
confidence.

For this award, Frost Sullivan analysts independently evaluated two
key factors across the nominees: customer impact and business impact.
These evaluations are then put into a Decision Support Scorecard, which
benchmarks the criteria and identifies positions on a 10-point scale.
GridPoint received the highest rating of 9/10, a full 3.5 points higher
than its closest competitor who received a score of 6.5/10.

The report cites GridPoint as “[having] a tremendous focus on product
development, innovation, technology, and operational efficiencies. These
key factors have led to its success as the global leader in providing
customer value. The company’s commitment to its customers is highly
commendable, where it brings value addition not just from a product
perspective, but from a holistic perspective. The company’s recent
acquisition by TFC Utilities is set to further elevate its position in
the global energy management arena.”

“We are honored to be recognized as an EMS industry leader for
delivering exceptional value to customers,” says Mark Danzenbaker,
President at GridPoint. “Educating our customers on their energy usage
and the health of their facilities through data creates a user
experience that encourages the adoption of best practices as they move
towards accomplishing their energy and sustainability goals.”

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Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees prompt calls for energy savings

Sweltering temperatures across Southern California prompted calls Monday for electricity customers to reduce their energy use to help reduce strain on a system already weakened by the absence of the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage plant.

Utility companies urged their residential customers to voluntarily delay washing clothes and dishes until bedtime and to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees or higher. In addition, the power companies asked business customers to voluntarily suspend unnecessary daytime operations such as production line work until nightfall.

The so-called flex alert initiated by the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s electric grid for most of the state, was scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“We’re doing everything we can to reduce the load,” said Ronald Nichols, president of Southern California Edison. “It’s something that we’re closely monitoring.”

122 degrees: Palm Springs breaks record — and it could get hotter

122 degrees: Palm Springs breaks record — and it could get hotter

Every so often someone walks into the Palm Springs Visitors Center raring to burn through hiking trails like they’re British adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls.

For those people, Ceej Juarez, who provides information about hiking trails in the Agua Caliente Indian reservation, has to be…

Every so often someone walks into the Palm Springs Visitors Center raring to burn through hiking trails like they’re British adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls.

For those people, Ceej Juarez, who provides information about hiking trails in the Agua Caliente Indian reservation, has to be…

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Nichols said there were a small number of outages Monday of about 10,000 to 20,000 of Edison’s customers, but there was no expectation of forced rolling blackouts.

To help manage available power, Edison and other utilities also initiated other energy saving programs Monday, called “demand response.”

Business and residential customers that enroll in the programs can earn credits on their bills by agreeing to reduce their electricity usage during periods of high electricity use.

The programs tapped for Monday’s high temperatures were largely voluntary, though customers enrolled in some programs can agree to have service interrupted by the utility when electricity use is high.

“We are certainly watching temperatures,” said Lynsey Paulo, a spokeswoman for Pacific Gas Electric, which asked its customers to save energy even though the higher temperatures were south of its service area. “We are encouraging our customers in Northern California … to prepare for the heat now.”

This round of high temperatures are expected to be short-lived, but it still was a test of how prepared the utilities are to handle summer demand for electricity.

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Part of the concern raised by Cal-ISO is that natural gas supplies used as fuel for many power generators in the Los Angeles area may be tight during this heat event because of the inability to access natural gas stored at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon facility.  A well at the storage facility began leaking in October and wasn’t plugged for four months, which led to a moratorium on gas withdrawals.

The California Public Utilities Commission and other state energy agencies have warned that because of the lack of operations at the Aliso Canyon field, the state’s largest natural gas storage facility, Southern California could face blackouts during as many as 14 days this summer.

In May, the commission gave Edison approval to purchase battery storage for electricity to help reduce strain on the electric system. Nichols said Edison plans to have the batteries available next summer, though some could come online as early as the end of this year.

Air quality regulators recently agreed to allow the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to violate pollution rules this summer by burning diesel fuel at three L.A. Basin power plants to prevent blackouts.

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LED and Energy Efficient Lighting Worldwide Markets: Indoor, Outdoor, Residential, Commercial

The lighting industry is abuzz with new technologies to meet energy savings requirements. Compact fluorescent lights, CFLs, light emitting diodes, LEDs, and organic light emitting diodes, OLEDs, are becoming familiar terms.

The CFL was expected to become the dominant provider of residential general illumination. But the success of the CFL is also its failure. Its longer life has cut into its own sales. These sales are misleading as they were initially heavily subsidized by governments. The initial quality of CFLs produced were poor resulting in less than expected net savings. The EPA warnings about how to contain a broken CFL were such that families with small children would think twice before installing one. Recyclability of the CFL has not really been addressed in a uniform way. Therefore, the once incredible wind-fall market, mandated by governments, may never be realized for CFLs. In fact US imports of CFLs rose from 144 million units in 2005 to 460 million units in 2007 (a 300% gain) but then fell to 317 million units in 2009.

Cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) hidden behind LCD displays are being replaced. Light emitting diodes (LEDs), once limited to red, amber, and green have bloomed in white light. Advances are occurring almost daily in developing white LEDs that are more naturally colored and brighter. The highest grades are called high-brights (HB-LEDs). HB-LEDs are moving in to take the lead as back-lighting agents leading to thinner, lighter, and brighter displays.

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are formed from organic rather than inorganic materials and are printed rather than etched or layered on a semiconductor chip. Printing is an economical process but requires great control. So far OLEDs are still waiting for their big technological break-though but it’s only a matter of time. 
Quickly on the heels of the diodes are other more exotic technologies including quantum dots and semi-micro-electro-mechanical systems (micro machines!).

All of these competing technologies have advantages and disadvantages. As of now the markets are wide open and can accommodate many participants. Because the entry cost to some of these technologies is fairly low even small operators have chances to make big profits. However, once a 15% reduction in energy is achieved advanced lighting controls, smart grids etc. will offer less savings.

LED and Energy Efficient Lighting Worldwide Markets: Indoor, Outdoor, Residential, Commercial reviews these technologies and their applications in general illumination, illuminated signage, electronic displays and vehicular lighting applications.

SRU trustees approve energy savings agreement

 SLIPPERY ROCK – Slippery Rock University’s council of trustees concluded two days of discussions and presentations Friday by authorizing the University to enter into a guaranteed energy savings agreement with Honeywell Industries.

The agreement will dramatically advance SRU’s sustainability initiatives, including improvements to lighting; water conservation; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; energy management; and utility monitoring systems. The agreement features a 20-year payback and would see the University claim $15.8 million in net savings against hard costs of $9.9 million. (See related story)

The COT began their business meeting by presenting commendations to Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Robert Marcus, SRU trustee for their years of dedicated service to the University.

Tsuquiashi-Daddesio, who will be retiring from the University in August, joined SRU in 1988 as a faculty member in the department of modern languages, serving as department chair from 2008-2009. She was appointed interim dean for the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts in May 2009 and in July 2010, became dean. Tsuquiashi-Daddesio then led the college’s reorganizational efforts, as it became the College of Liberal Arts. She served on the academic and student affairs executive council; the Middle States steering committee; the University strategic planning committee; and numerous other committees, advisory boards and campus initiatives.

Marcus, a 1961 SRU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, served 34 years as a teacher and administrator in the Harrisburg School district, as well as more than 40 years as president of Marcus Bonding. He was first appointed to the SRU council of trustees in 1999 and was subsequently reappointed in 2005 and 2012, serving 17 years on the council. During that time Marcus served as chair (2004-05), vice chair (2001-04) and secretary (2012-13). In 2005, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his success in making signification contributions in the field of education and business and in 2006, the COT dedicated Room 108 Old Main as the Dr. Robert Marcus Executive Conference Room in his honor.

SRU President Cheryl Norton presented the COT with her June 2016 report that included information about a variety of national rankings bestowed upon SRU academic programs; the University’s selection as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Post Secondary Sustainability Awardee; SRU being awarded a 2016 “Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania Award” from the Pittsburgh Business Times; and SRU being the lone representative from the State System to be ranked in the Buffalo (New York) Business First’s 2016 academic rankings of U.S. public colleges. Norton also shared a sampling of student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments.

In other action, the trustees elected Matt Lautman as chairman, Jeff Smith as vice chairman and William McCarrier as secretary for the 2016-17 academic year; reviewed the Sightlines facility asset management report that provides data and planning to assist all universities in the State System with planning, prioritizing and managing facilities maintenance and upgrades; passed a resolution approving the University’s relationship with the newly developed Slippery Rock University Foundation Student Housing LLC; and reviewed University financial statements, including the quarterly financial report; and then approved compliance contracts, fixed assets, services and supply purchase orders.

The council’s next meeting will be September 22-23, 2016.

– See more at: http://www.sru.edu/news/061016b#sthash.S02Y0YVh.dpuf

SRU trustees approve energy savings plan

SLIPPERY ROCK – The Slippery Rock University council of trustees on Friday approved the University entering into a guaranteed energy savings agreement with Honeywell Industries.

The agreement will dramatically advance SRU’s sustainability initiatives, including improvements to lighting; water conservation; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; energy management; and utility monitoring systems.

Energy savings agreements are financing mechanisms used to pay for energy efficiency improvements, which are then paid back through annual energy and operational savings. SRU’s agreement with Honeywell features a 12.1-year (16.5-year, inclusive of deferred maintenance improvements) payback and would see the University claim $15.8 million in net savings against hard costs of $9.8 million (+$6 million).

Another $1.1 million in savings could be realized over 20 years through additional deferred maintenance and improvements including the replacement of various chillers, windows, piping and roofing.

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“We’re very happy to be partnering with Honeywell and to be making significant upgrades to our energy infrastructure,” said Amir Mohammadi, SRU’s vice president of finance, administrative affairs and advancement services. “These upgrades will not only benefit everyone on campus, but provide the University with an even healthier bottom line.”

SRU’s sustainability efforts are well documented and have included:

Being named one of Princeton Review Guide’s “Green Colleges”;

A 22 percent reduction in green house gas emissions from 2005 to 2014;

Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; and

Being named a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and U.S. Secretary of Education.

Honeywell was selected through a competitive proposal process that began with 11 companies submitting plans to the University.

Installation of the proposed energy conservation measures will begin shortly after the execution of the agreement and will take two years to complete.

– See more at: http://www.sru.edu/news/061016a#sthash.geqGHHbf.dpuf

Five Ways To Improve Your Next Road Trip

Five Ways To Improve Your Next Road Trip

Five Ways To Improve Your Next Road Trip

Before attack a road, implement automotive window film designed to yield higher comfort and increasing UV protection. (NAPS)



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Five Ways To Improve Your Next Road Trip

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(NAPSI)—Before we answer a call of a open road, assistance safeguard that your outing is hassle-free by scheming your automobile so it’s prepared to record those prolonged miles. Consider a following:

• Check automobile liquid levels: Before starting any highway trip, make certain your automobile has a scold turn of endorsed fluids. For limit efficiency, get an oil change and check for a scold volume of coolant, as good as energy steering, stop and windshield wiper fluids. Make certain a tires are scrupulously arrogant for optimal gas mileage.

• Bring an updated map (a genuine one): While many smartphones have a GPS app, there might come a indicate on a outing when you’re incompetent to get service. To equivocate removing mislaid and wasting changed time, it’s critical to have a earthy map on hand. Plus, printed maps can assistance by-pass any detours caused by astonishing highway construction or accidents.

• Pack accordingly: When roving with family or friends, it’s both intelligent and careful to container a accumulation of food and beverages for a discerning snack. You should also move an puncture pack with a blanket, jumper cables, a flashlight and initial assist items. Traveling with kids? Consider bringing a DVD player, handheld inclination or games to equivocate a dreaded “Are we there yet?” chorus.

• Check your brakes: The final thing anyone wants to hear in a center of a highway outing is a brakes squeaking. Have a veteran inspect your vehicle’s brakes and stop pads.

• Keep a fever outside: While good continue guarantees scenic views, too most object can means variable problems including glare, interior vanishing and UV exposure. One approach we can strengthen your automobile and a passengers is by installing 3M Automotive Window Film, that can reject adult to 97 percent of a sun’s heat-producing infrared light. Most importantly, a product provides an SPF adult to 1,000, creation it one of a best sunblocks that doesn’t come in a bottle. To learn some-more about window film or to find a play nearby, revisit www.3M.com/windowfilm.

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Privacy Film Replacing Window Treatments

Interior decorators have prolonged used customary window treatments such as a drapes, blinds, and shutters. All of these solutions have their pros and cons, and they are all still in use today, though some-more and some-more interior designers are opting for a opposite kind of window treatment: remoteness film. Also famous as window film and home tinting film, this comparatively new product has many advantages over customary window treatments that are creation it a unequivocally renouned option.

Cost :-

Let’s face it; many of us are looking for ways to cut costs due to a mercantile sadness we’ve been stranded in for several years. Knowing that customary window treatments can simply run into a hundreds of dollars per window, it can cost a tiny happening to redo a whole house. It’s not irrational to advise a customary American home with 15 to 20 windows and 2 entrance approach doors could cost a integrate thousand dollars to outfit with new treatments. Privacy film costs a lot less.

Let’s usually guess normal cost of $30 per window, and that’s unequivocally on a high end. You could outfit a same residence for about $500. That’s a assets of $1500 or more; income that could be spent on other things are some-more critical than window treatments. And a cost assets don’t finish there, either. Privacy film has proven to assistance revoke appetite costs significantly by gripping a residence cooler in a summer and warmer in a winter. You’ll be saving income via a year in further to what we primarily saved to provide a windows.

Convenience :-

The preference of remoteness film is something that one routinely doesn’t cruise until after it’s been in place for several months. Yet to know a preference factor, we usually need to cruise a time spent each morning opening a fate and shades, and afterwards branch around and shutting them all again that night. It might usually take a few minutes, though with remoteness film there’s no some-more walking around a residence shutting adult each window before bedtime. Furthermore, given remoteness film covers a window totally there are no gaps or cracks in coverage that we find with covers or shades.

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Last is a cultured interest of privacy film. Many people adore a demeanour of etched or frosted potion though simply can’t means it. With remoteness film we can select from a accumulation of hundreds of patterns that give we all from etched potion to stained potion to almost unclouded colors and patterns. Window film is a smashing approach to make your plain windows pleasing during unequivocally low price. And given a film is reusable, we can change it out several times over a march of a year for a ceaselessly new and uninformed look.

Summer Energy Tips for Your Home

Is it just me, or did we go from 75° weather to middle 90° weather overnight? It’s Texas, though, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Summer is officially here and summer electric bills be a killer if you don’t watch it. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune (or even anything) to save some green on your next electric bill. Give your wallet a fat boost with these summer energy savings tips:

Get off the peak – Many utility provider plans have off-peak hours or even free hours of usage. For instance, if you have an electricity plan that has free electricity from 7-10pm, run your dishwasher and laundry during those off-peak times. It may seem like a small savings, but over time it will add up! If you don’t know which plan you are on or haven’t updated your plan recently, log on to your electric provider’s website (or call them) to check plan availability in your area.

Beware the Thermostat—Being sweaty is horrible, I think we can all agree on that. However, your air conditioning accounts for 50-70% of your electric bill, so you can’t afford to ignore it. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, consider having one installed. Here’s why: for every degree you raise the thermostat during a 24-hour period, you will save 2-4% on your cooling costs. That can add up quickly over a 30-day period! Is there a period every day when no one is home? If so, you could save 7-10% per month just by programming your thermostat at 78 degrees (or higher) for those hours the house is empty. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, get in the habit of raising the temperature before you leave for the day. You don’t have to sweat it out to save money, but there’s no need to freeze out an empty house!

Stake the Vampires—Do you have vampire electronics? Seriously, it’s a thing. A “vampire electronic” is a gadget that still sucks power anytime it is plugged in, even when turned off. Plasma TVs and computers are some of the biggest offenders, but take a look around at how many devices you have plugged in—the number of devices may surprise you. According to the US Department of Energy, a cable TV box with DVR capabilities left plugged in and “off” will cost $43.46 a year (it doubles if you actually use it). If your house has 25 appliances that are always plugged in, you can see how the vampire euphemism comes in to play—your money is literally being sucked away by energy that you never really use. Two relatively easy solutions for the problem are to either unplug appliances/devices when not in use (best for more rarely used electronics) or use a power strip that you can shut off when not in use (ideal for a TV or computer). It sounds ridiculous, but the money they are sucking away is real.

Insulation, your new BFF—Adding insulation will deliver instant gratification on your next electric bill. Whether you hire a professional or DIY, consider this short term cost for long term monthly savings. Insulation will often pay for itself in terms of savings in a matter of months and raise the comfort level in your house.

Small steps for energy efficiency can lead to big savings, both short term and long term. Energy savings isn’t just for tree huggers, it’s for everyone that uses electricity and likes to save a buck. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to escape your utility bill entirely; but with a few smart energy saving tricks, your wallet can go a little greener.

Lisa E. Priest is now paranoid about vampire electronics and is a Palestine, Texas REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more at BuyPalestine.com.

Houston Hyatt Maps its Energy Future

June 17, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

hyattA story at Hospitality Technology traces the approach the Hyatt Hotel in Houston is using to upgrade its energy efficiency.

The piece says that Green Generation helped Hyatt develop a plan for energy savings. The goal was to lower electricity costs, create efficiencies, replace old and inefficient pumps and motors and improve the building envelop by reducing air infiltration and rejecting thermal loads. An assessment of energy use and spending led to an approach emphasizing high return on investment (ROI) projects and use of CenterPoint’s utility rebates. The final plan includes high efficiency motors, variable frequency drives and window film, the story said.

In May, MACH Energy released a survey on the unique energy needs of hotels.

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Pusd Improvements Funded Through Energy Savings

The Payson Unified School District board will improve the football field and add lights under the terms of a contract with McKinstry Essention.

McKinstry audits districts to see if it can save schools money by switching out less effective utilities, such as lights, with options that will save on costs. The savings essentially finance the capital improvements needed.

The decision to upgrade the football field lights will cost the district $160,000 up front, but Superintendent Greg Wyman said savings from the district’s solar project will cover the cost eventually.

The board had another option to contemplate — simply replacing the lights on the field — along with the other suggested improvements. That would have cost the district $40,000.

McKinstry based its recommendations on an electrical audit that found:

• Inconsistent lighting levels — either areas were underlit or overlit

• Interior sensors and exterior time clocks that did not work properly

• Classrooms that need better lighting

• Multiple football field light fixture burnouts, which caused low lighting and difficulties in maintaining and operating the field and the gyms.

An audit regarding water conservation concluded:

• Indoor water fixtures use excessive water

• Toilet flush valves need to be replaced

• Sewer costs fixed

McKinstry found that overall, PUSD buildings used energy as would be expected.

The total cost of the upgrades will exceed $1.2 million, but with an estimated savings of $77,000 per year, McKinstry estimates the district will pay back the costs of the upgrades in just under 20 years.

The board did not make the decision to opt for the more expensive upgrade without discussion.

Shirley Dye asked if the contract factored in inflation.

McKinstry representative Jim Knutson said it did.

Barbara Underwood asked if the fixtures would be replaced as well as the light bulbs.

Engineer Scott Schulcson explained that the new LED lights do not require a ballast like the current fluorescent lights. “We are removing the ballasts,” he said. “Those go away. It’s a pretty quick operation.”

Dye worried that the new LED lights might harm students.

“Will this be conducive to kids when they are using their Chromebooks?” she asked.

Schulcson said the Kelvin rating on LEDs is what McKinstry recommends for all schools.

Then Dye asked for a clarification on how just adding more lights to the existing poles would increase the ratio of light into the darkened corners of the football field and track.

Schulcson explained that the photometric study McKinstry did on the pole height guarantees good light coverage.

“This is how we selected the fixtures,” he said.

That brought up another concern for Dye.

“Is there a savings if the poles break?” she said.

Schulcson said that an engineer examined the poles and determined they can handle the additional lights.

The McKinstry representatives said they would return to a future board meeting to request approval of the construction contracts.

If the board accepts, McKinstry would begin the installations and construction in July and continue its work through December.

Wampler Farm goes whole hog on energy savings

Hydrogen created from biomass sources at Wampler’s Farm, is pumped into these generators where it can be converted into useable energy for the sausage making company in Knoxville. In the background, left, is the Proton Power biomass small particle (4mm) feed system that feeds biomass into a storage bladder where the hydrogen is produced. In the background at right the 500 watt 5 acre solar panel array can be seen.

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Ted Wampler Jr. used to be strictly in the business of making pork sausage. How that process impacted the environment wasn’t really anything he thought or worried about.

But his whole world has changed since he discovered alternative energy solutions and the installation of the first solar array on his farm property in 2009.

“It’s actually been amazing what all has happened here in the past couple of years,” he says of his family’s operation, Wampler’s Farm Sausage in Lenoir City. “There’s really no other word but ‘amazing,’ to tell you the truth.”

“Prior to ’09, I was trying to destroy the planet, and now our corporate philosophy, our corporate culture, is definitely about sustainability,” he explains.

“We’ve got literally millions of people who enjoy, and eat, and support us through having our products each and every week. We owe it back to them and their future, their grandchildren and beyond. We owe it to them to make our products in the most sustainable way we possibly can. It’s never too late for anybody.”

The company got its start in 1937 when Wampler’s grandfather, Riley Wampler, bought $38 worth of materials and supplies to build a tin building near a creek to slaughter hogs. Today, Wampler’s operates out of a state-of-the-art facility powered entirely by sustainable energy, selling its products in nearly 40 states.

So why exactly did Wampler do such a radical turn? It’s all about economics.

In 2009, the vice president of the company, Martin Flanary, wanted to see what they could do with solar power, so the company installed their first 30,000 kW system. At that time, Oak Ridge had the biggest solar array in the area at 25,000 kW, so they went just a bit bigger.

The attention was immediate.

“We got so much interest in that solar project, big hoopla and balloons and celebrations, and politicians coming to talk,” Wampler says. So the attention pushed them to do even more. They began recycling water through a conservation program and instituted cardboard and plastic recycling.

“They began using recycled packaging in everything they could and cut their landfill contribution by 80 percent.’’

In 2011, Wampler installed a second 500,000 kW solar power field beside the plant, then completed a public partnership was the Knoxville Zoo, installing a 50,000 kW system on top of the elephant house. Another one went in over at Family Brands, a sister company to Wampler’s Farm Sausage.

Weaver

It was during that time that Wampler was introduced to Dr. Sam Weaver at Knoxville-based Aries Energy. Weaver is the founder of Proton Power, a commercial-grade biomass renewable energy system.

The very first system installed by Aries was at Wampler’s in 2011.

Wampler’s goal is to be Net Zero, producing no electric bill, and it’s something he can see achieving with the system’s technology as the system burns waste to produce inexpensive hydrogen.

The gas produced is through a process called Cellulose to Hydrogen Power, or CHyP, and provides low-cost electricity. Basically, it produces hydrogen on demand.

“It just keeps getting better,” Wampler explains. “We take 10,000 tons of switch grass and process it through Dr. Weaver’s invention to make electricity, we’re going to be putting out only like 20 pounds of CO2 per megawatt hour back to the atmosphere. That number is phenomenal when you consider the very cleanest fossil fuel with the newest technology is natural gas at 800 pounds.”

Wampler says visitors from all over the world have been coming to East Tennessee to learn more about producing cheap hydrogen on demand out of waste.

“That technology is just mind-blowing because we’re harvesting hydrogen out of biomass at atmospheric pressure and then combusting the hydrogen to make electricity,” he explains.

“Dr. Weaver’s technology provides energy every way we know energy, because you can flare hydrogen so that there’s heat energy, so when you think about combusting coal, so at the steam plant, or making bricks, or smelting zinc, or whatever you might be doing heat for energy.

“Electricity, which is what we’re specifically doing at our facility, and then of course liquid fuel.

“This is seriously like putting the banana in the DeLorean kind of stuff,” he adds, referring to the iconic vehicle that used garbage for fuel in the “Back to the Future” movie series.

Wampler says the company’s commitment to sustainability has no bounds now, especially since one of the byproducts from Weaver’s process is something that everybody’s going to want – graphene.

Graphene is a nearly transparent thin layer of pure carbon that is about 100 times stronger than the strongest steel and is an efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

“It’s the best, fastest capacitor ever discovered,” Wampler says. “It just does so much for cleaning up the planet just with that.

“We’re talking about a whole different kind of energy storage, so no more wasted energy.

“This can be [used] so much for medical. When you think about the future of this planet in the year 2050, and all those grandchildren of our customers, we’re going to be fighting over water and food if something’s not done.

“There’s a really, really good chance that Sam Weaver has come up with major answers for water and food.”

Dexerials America Corp. Returns to Sponsor WFCT 2016

Dexerials America Corp. will attend a annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) as a Sponsor again this year. The association has affianced a support as an Opal Sponsor.

WFCT, set to be hold Oct 5 – 7 during a Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, will embody educational seminars, an muster gymnasium and a attendee-favorite Tint-Off™ competitions.

Window Film magazine spoke with Bryan Aubineau, business growth representative, on what a association will move to a eventuality this year.

WFM: Why did we confirm to unite WFCT™ 2016 this year?

BA: Those in a attention know a standard advantages of window film, however we would like to make a attention wakeful of a externalities caused by many window films on a marketplace by display a solution, Albeedo, that not usually helps revoke civic heating, though provides glorious solar control properties with a high VLT. We come to learn from a best, and hopefully move a new certain instruction to a industry.

WFM: What do we find to be a many profitable partial of being during WFCT™?

BA: The intercourse we see among all attendees and exhibitors by an enchanting uncover floor, competition, and activities are profitable to Dexerials as a second year sponsor.

WFM: Describe WFCT™ in one word.

BA: Synergy – We all work improved in an attention or village when we combine and work together to synergize. WFCT provides usually a eventuality to do so. There is no other uncover where we have seen all levels of a supply sequence work so harmoniously to learn and grow their possess businesses and a attention as a whole.

WFM: What’s a tip product Dexerials will be showcasing during a event?

BA: Albeedo is a initial and usually retro-reflective solar control window film. This law Dexerials product uses a slicing corner window film record that allows NIR to retro-reflect toward a sky; so helmet pedestrians, buildings, and plant life from amplified thoughtfulness that is a bi-product of many window films and low-E windows. In addition, by both inner benchmark contrast and around comparison of NFRC authorized tested values, Albeedo provides allied and mostly improved interior solar control than other high VLT sputtered solar control window films on a market.

WFM: Will we be charity any specials?
BA:  Dexerials will be charity film samples, live demos and giveaways.

For some-more information about a show, greatfully visit http://www.wfctevent.com/.

Answer Man: Dark window tinting legal? TSA waits during AVL? – Asheville Citizen

Today’s collection of blazing questions, my clever answers and a genuine deal:

Question: I see cars with dim stain where a stain is so dim we can’t see who’s driving. we had a tighten call during an intersection with one of these drivers. I’ve seen people pushing around in what looks like a driverless car, a tinting is so dark. What is a legality of these windows? Why are they authorised to expostulate around in sum obscurity?

My answer: It’s roughly like you’re suggesting it’s critical to be means to see approaching traffic. Man, we unequivocally know how to take a fun out of driving.

Real answer: The tinting that is so dim we can’t see by it is indeed illegal.

“If it’s after-market tint, it has to have a DOT tag on one dilemma of a glass, and that represents that the glass is within a standards of a law,” pronounced North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Kelly Rhodes. “If it’s not on there, we don’t worry with anything else (as distant as testing). We write it up. Now, as prolonged as (the tinting is) off by a justice date, we customarily boot a charge.”

North Carolina law states, “All windows with applications of after‐factory window tinting contingency be checked during a reserve inspection,” and a coloured windows “may not be any darker than 35 percent visible light transmission. This customary is considered to be met if a window stain is no reduce than 32 percent visible light delivery when totalled by the hire with a photometer.”

Windshield tinting is authorised though usually on a tip of a windshield, and it can’t extend some-more than 5 inches next a tip of a windshield and can't have light transmittance of reduction than 32 percent.

To mystify matters, a law allows window tinting exceptions for a windows of: an outing newcomer vehicle, a for-hire newcomer vehicle, a common conduit of passengers, as tangible in window of a engine home, ambulances, limousines, law coercion vehicles, a multipurpose car that is behind a motorist of a vehicle, vehicles.for that DMV has released a medical difference permit, and the back window of a property‐hauling vehicle. The DMV also creates medical exceptions for those who suffer from a medical condition that causes a chairman to be photosensitive to visible light.

Rhodes pronounced a complicating cause in all this is drivers who pierce or revisit here from other states where dim tinting is allowed, such as Florida. If they mark a car like this repeatedly, and it appears that someone has changed here or is here long-term, a guard expected would ask them to mislay a tint.

Extremely dim stain apparently is a reserve matter for a user of a vehicle, whose steer intake is diminished, though also for law coercion officers who have no thought what drivers or passengers are adult to, including either they might be armed. It’s also an emanate for other drivers, as they need to be means to see by vehicles to check other trade and approaching vehicles, Rhodes said.

One of his manners of ride is if he can't see by to check trade over it, that’s a red dwindle that a tinting is too dark, Rhodes said.

Question: I know a TSA lines around a nation have gotten insanely long. Are they that bad during AVL? I’m scheduled to fly out of there, and when we called to ask about a lines they endorsed removing there dual hours early. Is that right? Does it unequivocally take that prolonged to get by confidence during a small airport?

My answer: we advise speeding adult a routine by articulate aloud with friends in lines and regulating such phrases as, “Hey, stop HIJACKING a conversation!” and “Man, that fun was a genuine BOMB!” Trust me on this, you’ll cruise right through, generally if you sweat heavily.

Real answer: It’s not as bad as a large airports, though dual hours is a good time support to keep in mind, says Tina Kinsey, airfield spokeswoman.

“We advise that travelers devise to arrive 90 mins to dual hours before their flights to concede time for parking, checking in, going by confidence and nearing during their gate,” Kinsey said. “The TSA is fit during AVL, and typically, travelers are means to go by confidence within 15-30 minutes, even when a line is long. However, this timeline can fluctuate, so to be on a protected side, travelers should responsibly arrive with time to spare. It is a traveler’s shortcoming to get to a embankment in time to house — airplanes will not be hold for latecomers.”

Kinsey touted a airport’s amenities while you’re waiting, including a bar and still business centers.

The airfield also posts airline moody schedules on a website for formulation purposes, Kinsey said, explaining that infrequently several flights are scheduled to skip nearby a same time, definition hundreds of passengers are checking in simultaneously.

“It is critical to note that it is a good choice for travelers to fly out of AVL — a confidence check-in is efficient, and once travelers strech their incomparable joining airport, they have already left by confidence screening and so will equivocate a potentially prolonged lines.”

This is a opinion of John Boyle. To contention a question, hit him during 232-5847 or [email protected]

Now That You’ve Registered, What’s Next?

You’ve taken a initial step towards fasten us during this year’s International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) by induction though have we also done a following skeleton for your outing as well?

Host Hotel Reservations

Discounted bedrooms listed underneath a horde hotel retard are stuffing adult fast; make your hotel reservations today! The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk is charity WFCT attendees, competitors and sponsors ignored room rates accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. The eventuality rate is $159 USD per night, and taxation for singular room, double occupancy. Visit www.wfctevent.com and name a hotel information add-on to book your reservation online. To haven by phone, call 800/648-4462. You contingency anxiety a International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ to entrance a ignored room retard finale September 10.

Second Annual Industry Golf Tournament and Pub Crawl

Online registration is also open for a second annual WFCT golf contest and pub crawl, both behind for 2016 by renouned demand! An additional sheet is compulsory for any event, and we contingency be a purebred WFCT attendee, aspirant or unite to sign-up. All registrations and payments contingency be perceived by September 16, and there are no cancellations or refunds available. Tickets for a golf contest are $169 per person and are $28 per person for a pub crawl. To register for a second annual golf contest or pub crawl, revisit www.windowfilmmag.com/wfct/events.

All-New Closing Awards Party

What improved approach to tighten another successful WFCT than to chuck a unison in jubilee of a good uncover and a new 2016 foe winners! Join us for a all-new Closing Awards Concert and Party on Friday, Oct 7 during 6:30 p.m. We’ll suffer some live song by Jake Ward and his band, as good as announce a formula of a 2016 Tint-Off™ competitions in a Architectural, Automotive and Paint Protection Film Divisions.

All are speedy to extract in this dusk to respect a new champions for 2016. Pre-registration is required, so be certain to name a discretionary eventuality when we register online. Tickets are $79 per person. Space is singular and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

WFCT will be hold Oct 5-7 during a Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and a San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The eventuality will ring all from educational seminars and exhibits to networking opportunities, in further to a crowd-favorite Tint-Off competitions.

And for those that haven’t had a possibility nonetheless to register to attend WFCT, there’s still time. Pre-registration ignored prices are accessible until September 16. Click here to register today!

Stay tuned to www.wfctevent.com or follow us on Facebook for all a latest present information.

Trees Lining California Streets Are Worth An Extra $1 Billion A Year

It’s not easy to price a tree, but a group of researchers from the U.S. Forest Service and U.C. Davis have tried to do exactly that.

Working with a dataset of about 900,000 trees that line California’s public streets, the group sought to place a dollar value on the services those trees perform, which include “energy savings, carbon storage, air pollutant uptake, and rainfall interception.”

All told, the researchers estimate the trees contribute about $1 billion annually — nearly $111 per tree for each of the state’s 9.1 million street trees.

They found that the trees are worth $839 million annually alone based on the value they add to property, by providing more privacy and better views.

Trees help us fight climate change, too. The study values their carbon-storage abilities at $10 million each year and their energy savings (from the shade they provide) at $101 million. Between carbon sequestration and emissions reductions from energy savings, the state’s street trees avoid nearly 600,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is like removing 120,000 cars from the road.

Trees also take pollutants like ozone and particulate matter out of the air — adding another $18 million to the tally.

Going forward, urban foresters can use the study to help guide what types of trees pack the maximum economic and environmental impact and, importantly, where to plant more of our leafy friends. Tree-lined streets and public green spaces tend to be located in the affluent, whiter parts of town.

The researchers write that there’s enough vacant space for another 16 million street trees to be planted in the state.