Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Buildings are the largest energy consumers in the world. They account for around 30% of global carbon emissions, and over one-third of final energy use. This share could double or triple by 2050 if we do not act, as buildings have a long life-cycle that locks in their energy use. According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption in buildings needs to be reduced by 80% by 2050 if we…

Energy Efficiency in Hotels

Here are some quick tips for energy efficiency in Hotels 1. Use low-energy lighting. Replace tungsten GLS lamps and T12 fluorescent tubes with much more energy efficient items such as T5 tubes or compact fluorescent or LED lamps. These could help you reduce the electricity you consume for lighting by up to 80%. Furthermore, some of the newer bulb types last more than eight times longer than tungsten GLS lamps,…

PSE&G Reminds Customers to Test Heating Systems Now

The thermometer still says “summer,” but chilly weather will be here before you know it. Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, encourages its residential gas heating customers to test their heating system now, before the first cold snap, so they can be confident it will operate safely and efficiently when temperatures begin to drop. If they have a problem starting the system, a PSE&G service…

Ramping Up Energy Efficiency Key to Address Climate Change

A recently completed study provides powerful new evidence of the vast potential of energy efficiency to reduce climate-changing pollution, cut utility bills, drive innovation, and spur economic growth. The report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows how much the country has already benefited from energy-saving programs—for example, saving households, on average, $840, and reducing carbon pollution by 490 million tons in 2015. It also makes a…

PSE&G Offers 10 Tips on How to Prevent Electrical Fires

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, offers tips on how to be safe and prevent fires when using electricity. Electrical malfunctions or misuse can cause fires in wiring, cords, lighting and any other type of equipment that uses electricity. Electrical fires are all too common. The National Fire Prevention Association indicates U.S. fire departments responded to…

Utility Module, an Energy Management Software Program brought to you by United Energy Consultants

Utility Module is a energy management software program that offers flexible, premium software and creative business solutions. Utility Module is a state-of-the-art, customized software system delivered by United Energy Consultants to manage utility costs and consumption. It serves as the central management tool to analyze data, efficiently group accounts, and maintain, service and advise users on the performance of their contracts, budgets and energy consumption. It provides the integration of…

Saving Energy Room By Room: The Kitchen

1. LEDs are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also last much longer and are more durable. 2. You’ll use up to 80 percent less energy by using your microwave for heating small portions. 3. Covering pots and pans helps food cook more efficiently while keeping your kitchen cooler and more comfortable. 4. The burner should be heating the food, not the kitchen. A 6-inch…

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of running a refrigerator for a month could be up to three times more expensive depending on the state. To highlight how electricity costs vary across the country, 24/7 Wall st. reviewed the average retail price of a kilowatt hour —…

Help Reduce Energy During Heat Waves and Peak Demand Days

Lower Summer Demand Saves Energy, Reduces Utility Costs On the hottest days of the year, the electrical grid can become overwhelmed with increased energy loads to cool and dehumidify buildings. When this happens the grid is forced to turn on additional, usually less efficient, power plants for extra electricity. Every School has developed a “Demand Response Plan” that is implemented on peak demand days as part of Harvard’s overall energy…