Tech Notes

Energy saving technologies and strategies

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

To address the challenges of rising gas prices, climate change, and dwindling fossil fuel resources, policymakers point to electrification as […]

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Domestic Hot Water Recirculation

Can Domestic Hot Water Recirculation Systems Conserve Energy? The US Department of Energy estimates that more than 400 billion gallons […]

Cleaning Condensing Units

What is a condensing unit? In a split air conditioning system, refrigerant passes through two separate units: a compressor and […]

Boilers Tech Note

Is it time for your older inefficient boiler to be replaced with a high-efficiency condensing boiler? High-efficiency boilers can be […]

Financing: Energy Savings Performance Contracting

Energy savings performance contracting helps facilities address the #1 barrier to energy efficiency: capital availability. SEDAC has helped over 2,200 […]

Operations and Maintenance Energy Savings

When people think of saving energy, they often think of replacing old systems with more efficient ones. But significant energy […]

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The hidden costs of reheating

Have you noticed that your boiler is working harder than it needs to, especially on hot muggy summer days? If […]

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Retro-commissioning

Reducing energy costs through retro-commissioning Is your operations and maintenance budget tight? Are you constantly fielding comfort complaints and fighting […]

HVAC Ductwork

Energy efficiency discussions often focus on the heating and cooling equipment; the air distribution system (the HVAC ductwork) is rarely […]

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Energy Tune Up

Give your building an energy tune-up! SEDAC encourages periodic maintenance to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. Some maintenance measures […]

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting makes our streets safe for travel and supports commerce, socializing, night activities, and work tasks. Recent improvements in […]

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Planning for Energy Efficiency

Any organization—small business, local township, international corporation, large state—reaps benefits from planning for energy efficiency. Thinking strategically about energy use […]

Developing solar: Helpful tips

Consider the idea of a power generation system that produces no emissions or noise, is modular, can be tied into […]

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Air Barriers

Reducing uncontrolled air leakage through the building envelope is one of the most cost-effective energy efficiency strategies—for both new and […]

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New Construction Building Envelope

A high performance envelope (exterior shell) is only achievable in a cost-effective way during the original design and construction process. The […]