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Gain insights into small business energy savings

Jul 20, 2017 — The split incentive problem, limited capital for large investments, limited staff time and concern about business disruptions make energy conservation a tough sell to small businesses. Low-cost behavior change approaches overcome some of the monetary hurdles, but face other challenges. Seventhwave... MORE

Be prepared—this is a must read

Jul 18, 2017 — Looking to familiarize yourself with the concept of climate-resilient building design? Check out chapter 22 of Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications. You’ll get a better understanding of current greenhouse gas reduction policies and programs, as well as their shortcomings, and... MORE

Seventhwave pushes the ‘energy-efficiency envelope’ in commercial and residential buildings

Jul 17, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Beat Blog highlights a few of Seventhwave's recent initiatives: window-to-wall ratio, commercial plug load and rooftop units. Read the full post. MORE

Seventhwave selected to scale up next generation of building efficiency

Jul 11, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Seventhwave and its partners to study and discover the energy and cost savings associated with integrated controls. "Seventhwave is proud to contribute to a national effort to drive innovation in reducing energy usage of our nation’s commercial buildings.... MORE

Task tuning in commercial buildings

Apr 06, 2017 — The April issue of Facility Executive features an article penned by Seventhwave engineer Jennifer Li about the lighting controls research we conducted in Minnesota. Also visit our webpage to watch our webinar and download the fact sheet and report. MORE

Commissioning occupancy sensors

Mar 23, 2017 — Lighting controls allow buildings to achieve significant energy savings in daylit facilities, but improper installation can reduce these savings. Commissioning to the rescue! Check out Net Zero Buildings Magazine's interview with Seventhwave engineers Jennifer Li and Scott Schuetter. MORE

ASHRAE features Seventhwave research: VRF in cold climates

Mar 15, 2017 — The January 2017 issue of ASHRAE Journal features the article "VRF Design Considerations in Cold Climates" by Seventhwave's Scott Schuetter and Scott Hackel. Variable refrigerant flow systems are not widely implemented in cold climates because they typically lose capacity and efficiency in low... MORE

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