Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Regulation  -  October 16, 2015

Renewable Energy in the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Part 1: Introduction to Emission Rate Credits

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 10/16/2015
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Regulation

Center for Resource Solutions digs into the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan with an introduction to emission rate credits.
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Energy Procurement  -  July 1, 2015

Better Buildings Progress Report, 2015

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 7/1/2015
Source: US Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

Better Buildings, launched by President Obama in 2011, is a broad, multi-strategy initiative aiming to improve the energy use of our nation's buildings.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 1, 2015

Industry Insights: Automobile Assembly Plants

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 2/1/2015
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

Assembly plants consume the most energy of all plant types within the motor vehicle sector, which includes casting, stamping, engine and transmission plants.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 1, 2015

Industry Insights: Cement Manufacturing Plants

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 2/1/2015
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

Cement manufacturing is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the United States.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 1, 2014

Energy Treasure Hunt Guide: Simple Steps to Finding Energy Savings

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/1/2016
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

The "Energy Treasure Hunt" is a dynamic, effective process for organizations to identify savings opportunities. This tool supports implementation of an energy management program and key components of the U.S. EPA's Energy Star program's guidelines for energy management
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 1, 2014

Carrier Cuts Emissions with Telematics

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/1/2014
Source: Environmental Defense Fund
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

Carrier's fleet has been looking for opportunities to increase efficiency. This white paper introduces the advantages of telematics, Carrier's GHG commitment and more.
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November 1, 2011

Variable Frequency Drives Technical Note

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/1/2011
Source: Energy Resources Center

A variable frequency drive, or VFD, is a type of adjustable speed drive used to control the rotational speed of an alternating current electric motor.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 1, 2011

Energy Smart Tips for Restaurants

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 5/1/2011
Source: Energy Resources Center
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This document provides information on how energy managers can operate restaurants more efficiently in terms of electricity and natural gas consumption.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 1, 2011

Energy Smart Tips for Hotels

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 5/1/2011
Source: Energy Resources Center
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This document provides information on how energy managers can operate hotels more efficiently in terms of energy and water consumption.
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