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10/21/2021

According to a Department of Energy 2021 Fall update regarding it’s Better Plants program, over 250 US manufacturers and utilities that implemented decarbonization measures saved a total of $9.3 billion on energy costs since the start of the initiative, while preventing roughly 116 million metrics tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The Better Plants program includes many US industrial sector partners, all pledging to minimize energy intensity by around 25% over a decade. Over 60 of these partner organizations have already succeeded in meeting the initiative’s energy and water use goals. These strides will help accelerate the current administration’s climate goals of a net-zero economy by 2050.

If you want to contribute to a net-zero economy and start saving on energy costs, contact 360 Energy Group at [email protected] to explore energy efficiency options for your business or commercial property.

10/18/2021

Earlier this month, the U.S Department of Energy announced $61 million in funding for Connected Community pilot programs. A Connected Community is a collection of grid-interactive, efficient smart buildings that coordinate together to support the grid and collectively reduce carbon emissions.

“From our homes to workplaces, this groundbreaking, grid-connected building technology will help reduce our impact while cutting energy bills, maximizing convenience, and propelling our efforts to reach a carbon-neutral, clean energy economy by 2050,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. By 2030, grid-interactive efficient buildings could save up to $18 billion in energy costs and cut 80 million tons of carbon emissions annually, according to a DOE study conducted this year.

While these smart buildings represent the cutting edge of energy efficiency technology, there are many more projects that are currently accessible to most commercial property owners looking to cut energy costs. To learn more about which energy efficiency innovations are right for you, contact us at [email protected].

10/11/2021

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis recently conducted two studies that researched energy efficiency in agricultural settings. The studies examined how anaerobic digestion and solar energy could replace fossil fuels as an energy source on dairy farms and in greenhouses, respectively.

The first study examined anaerobic digestion. This is a process that occurs when certain microorganisms break down matter in an oxygen-free environment, producing biogas, an organic energy source. “Through our research, we’ve found that an anaerobic digester system at the Aurora Organic Dairy could produce enough energy to meet all the farm’s electricity demands and export up to two megawatts back to the grid, producing enough energy to heat approximately 216,000 gallons of water per day,” said Darlene Steward, an NREL scientist.

The second study explored how greenhouses could decrease reliance on fossil fuels and concluded that “There is no one-size-fits-all solution for greenhouses, but the appropriate combination of technical and non-technical heat and power generation could improve the sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change and evolving industry,” said Gail Mosey, the lead researcher in the NREL study.

Energy efficiency innovations like these are ecologically and financially sound investments. To learn about the energy savings opportunities available to you and your commercial property, contact us at [email protected] for an energy audit.

10/05/2021

According to an energy consumption survey conducted by the U.S Energy Information Administration (U.S EIA) in 2018, LEDs have become the second most common light source in U.S commercial buildings. Fluorescent lighting is still the most prevalent, but LED lights were reported in 44% of commercial buildings in 2018, significantly up from 9% in 2012. U.S EIA expects to publish the latest figures in LED adoption once again in their upcoming 2022 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers several incentives for LED installation, including replacements and retrofits, streetlights, and networked sensors and controls.

If you are interested in energy saving opportunities and ComEd incentives for your commercial property, including LEDs, contact us at [email protected] for an energy audit.

09/30/2021

As the hospitality industry slowly returns to normal, hotel operators may be looking to curb their single largest-growing operating cost: energy.

Low-cost energy efficiency opportunities for hotels include measuring and tracking energy performance, team member training, and energy-efficiency goal setting. In addition, installing LEDs (light emitting diodes) instead of incandescent or halogen bulbs, as well as positioning occupancy sensors in back-of-house spaces and low-traffic areas are all ecologically sound and cost-effective investments.

If you want to reduce the cost of doing business in your hotel without sacrificing guest comfort or convenience, contact us at [email protected] to learn more about energy efficiency innovations and building system retro-commissioning.

09/23/2021

According to a recent blog post from the U.S Energy Information Administration, 2020 was the first time the value of U.S energy exports was greater than U.S energy imports since 1974 (the year the U.S Census Bureau started tracking trade value data).

The U.S energy market is primarily composed of petroleum. In 2020, the U.S petroleum net trade value deficit was only $3 billion, the smallest ever recorded. This is the result of less fuel consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation efforts. In addition, natural gas grew to make up 22% of the overall value of energy exports last year, contributing to the surplus.

Large-scale adoption of energy efficiency practices in commercial properties has the potential to both decrease imports further and put less strain on our fossil fuel resources. If you are interested in a well-designed and well-implemented energy efficiency program for your building, contact us at [email protected].

On Monday, September 13th, the Illinois General Assembly passed SB2408, also known as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act...
09/17/2021
Alternative Financing | Chicago | 360 Energy Group

On Monday, September 13th, the Illinois General Assembly passed SB2408, also known as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. This bill strives to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, with an embedded goal of a 100% carbon-free Illinois power sector by 2045. SB2408 expands the Illinois Solar for All program budget to $50 million annually, while committing to achieve 1 million electric vehicles on the road in Illinois by 2030.

The bill contains provisions for social and environmental justice as well, creating workforce development programs for formerly incarcerated individuals in the clean energy industry, and allocating $80 million per year for contractor training programs in equity-focused communities. Grant programs and incentives are also included to protect fossil workers and communities during the transition to renewable.

According to The Union of Concerned Scientists, The Climate and Equitable Jobs act “puts the state among the nation’s leaders in confronting the climate crisis”. With its passing on Monday, Illinois is now on the verge of a major boom in wind and solar energy projects. If you are interested in funding a clean energy project, be sure to visit our alternative financing page to explore several options, including Chicago C-PACE, renewable asset leasing, performance contracting, and more.

https://www.360eg.com/alternative-financing

360 Energy Group makes it easy to afford energy efficiency by providing you with the financing options that work within your budget

09/13/2021

A recent update to the Energy Information Administration’s “Today in Energy” blog reported that U.S solar photovoltaic module shipments went up by 33% in 2020. This represents 5.4 million more peak kW in solar energy than was sold in 2019. In addition, solar photovoltaic capacity installations in the U.S jumped 25% from 2019 to 2020: utility-scale capacity grew by 29%, and small-scale solar increased 19%.

Solar power is a great way to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint in your home or commercial property. If you are thinking about adopting solar power, our partners at the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center can conduct a solar feasibility study, provide guidance, and connect you to certified solar installers.

09/07/2021

We are happy to announce that 360 Energy Group is now a certified C-PACE contractor. C-PACE is a financing tool for commercial property owners that facilitates long term, fixed rate funding for sustainable building improvements. C-PACE financing is continuous past the sale of the property and may extend through the “useful life” of the upgrade. These upgrades can include energy efficiency, water use, resiliency, and electric vehicle charging building improvements.

If you live in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, or Will Counties, your local government is authorized to work with private sector lenders to support sustainable building improvements on your commercial property, and 360 Energy Group is happy to help. To learn more, contact us at [email protected].

Join our colleagues at the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center for their upcoming webinar on reducing the risk of COVI...
08/14/2020

Join our colleagues at the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center for their upcoming webinar on reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in buildings. Register below!

Curious about practical measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in buildings? Join us on Tuesday 8/18 at noon to learn more about the COVID-19 virus, key building technologies, energy implications, and the justification to put these best practices into action. Register now!

https://smartenergy.illinois.edu/events/healthy-buildings-webinar/

Our August #newsletter is here! Check out how you can achieve long-term energy efficiency by simply adjusting your curre...
08/12/2020
August 2020 Newsletter

Our August #newsletter is here! Check out how you can achieve long-term energy efficiency by simply adjusting your current equipment and controls.
https://www.360eg.com/post/august-2020-newsletter

#August #Newsletter Get our newsletter sent straight to your inbox. Subscribe here. Happy August! Summer is gradually coming to an end. Luckily, we have some tips to help get your energy use back on track as we shift into fall. Check out our website for more energy saving opportunities. Achieving Lo...

Following guidelines from the CDC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (AS...
08/05/2020
Brand Feature: Exploring the Effects on Energy Efficiency as Buildings Reopen During COVID-19

Following guidelines from the CDC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), check out these tips on how to reopen facilities to protect staff and customers while remaining as #energyefficient as possible
https://www.facilitiesnet.com/site/brand-feature/Exploring-the-Effects-on-Energy-Efficiency-as-Buildings-Reopen-During-COVID19--46661

As an employer, reopening your office space during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires careful planning and coordination because naturally, the health and safety of your employees and customers is your number one concern.

Building operations account for 28% of the global carbon emissions. Utilizing an energy management system (EMS) in conju...
07/30/2020
Decarbonizing NY Buildings through Improved Data and Controls - Rocky Mountain Institute

Building operations account for 28% of the global carbon emissions. Utilizing an energy management system (EMS) in conjunction with a comprehensive study such as retro-commissioning, can lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. For questions related to RCx, contact us!
https://rmi.org/decarbonizing-ny-buildings-through-improved-data-and-controls/

Building decarbonization is a critical thread to reduce the impacts of climate change—buildings are the single-largest contributor of emissions globally and their operations alone account for 28 percent of global energy-related annual CO2 emissions as of 2018. To affect operations... Read More

As Illinois eases #COVID19 restrictions, our team is prepared to safely return on-site! The health and safety of our sta...
07/22/2020

As Illinois eases #COVID19 restrictions, our team is prepared to safely return on-site! The health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority, which is why we put together a detailed return to work plan. Check out some of our safety guidelines below.

With tenants out of the office, your building automation schedules are likely in disarray. To get your building on the t...
07/15/2020
July 2020 Newsletter

With tenants out of the office, your building automation schedules are likely in disarray. To get your building on the track to peak energy performance, schedule a retro-commissioning study. Learn more in our July #newsletter!
https://www.360eg.com/post/july-2020-newsletter

#July #Newsletter Get our newsletter sent straight to your inbox. Subscribe here. Happy July! In addition to virtual site visits, 360 Energy Group is excited to return back on-site with the launch of our return to work plan below. To learn more about how you can save money and energy, visit our webs...

Looking to save money at your municipality? Start with the waste water treatment plant. See how much you can save by app...
07/09/2020
Energy Efficiency Tips for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Looking to save money at your municipality? Start with the waste water treatment plant. See how much you can save by applying for a no-cost energy assessment with the Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
https://www.360eg.com/post/energy-efficiency-tips-for-wastewater-treatment-plants

#WWTP #EnergyEfficiency Looking to save energy within your municipality? Start with the wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater facilities account for 35% of a typical municipal energy budget with electricity consumption accounting for 25-40% of the plant’s operating budget. By assessing the facili...

Energy efficiency has a key role to play throughout the #COVID19 crisis. 360 Energy Group has been proactive in making s...
07/07/2020
8 ways efficiency programs can retool during the crisis and plan for a strong recovery | ACEEE

Energy efficiency has a key role to play throughout the #COVID19 crisis. 360 Energy Group has been proactive in making sure we meet our customer's needs safely and effectively by following many of these tips. We've successfully implemented virtual site visits, prioritized communities most impacted by the virus and leveraged our services to help customers increase air circulation and ventilation.
https://www.aceee.org/blog-post/2020/06/8-ways-efficiency-programs-can-retool-during-crisis-and-plan-strong-recovery

Energy efficiency programs that were largely halted by the COVID-19 crisis have adapted significantly, but now must restructure and retool in preparation for resuming full operations. The imperative is clear: Efficiency programs remain vital for households and businesses to reduce their energy costs...

#Happy4thofJuly! We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday weekend
07/04/2020

#Happy4thofJuly! We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday weekend

07/02/2020

With the #4thofJuly weekend coming up, here are some tips to help you have fun while remaining energy efficient!

Great to see the BIG Green Homestead project moving forward. This initiative is the first step in shifting Chicago affor...
07/01/2020
Efficient housing project moves forward in Chicago despite loss of key architect

Great to see the BIG Green Homestead project moving forward. This initiative is the first step in shifting Chicago affordable housing toward a net-zero energy footprint!
https://energynews.us/2020/07/01/midwest/efficient-housing-project-moves-forward-in-chicago-despite-loss-of-key-architect/

Michael Sorkin died this spring, but partners on Chicago’s South Side are determined to make his net-zero plans a reality.

Cannabis cultivation can be very energy intensive and as the industry continues to take off, #energyefficiency will be a...
06/25/2020
Optimizing HVAC for Cannabis

Cannabis cultivation can be very energy intensive and as the industry continues to take off, #energyefficiency will be a major priority. Check out how optimizing HVAC systems can reduce energy usage and increase plant yield.
https://www.360eg.com/post/optimizing-hvac-for-cannabis

#Cannabis #HVAC #EnergyEfficiency Due to recent legalization across the U.S., the cannabis industry is on the rise. In an effort to mimic outdoor conditions, cannabis cultivation can be very energy intensive. While most growers can seamlessly operate a thermostat, effectively scheduling and optimizi...

Retrofitting buildings to reduce energy use is one of the best ways to reduce carbon emissions. According to the America...
06/23/2020
Report: Cities, States Must Mandate Building Retrofits to Meet Climate Crisis | ACEEE

Retrofitting buildings to reduce energy use is one of the best ways to reduce carbon emissions. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, cities and states must take it a step further and mandate building performance standards in order to meet climate goals.
https://www.aceee.org/press-release/2020/06/report-cities-states-must-mandate-building-retrofits-meet-climate-crisis

Washington, DC — Retrofitting buildings to reduce their energy use is one of the most powerful tools to reduce carbon emissions, yet at current rates, most offices and homes will not be retrofitted for decades or even centuries, a new report warns. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Econ...

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