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Heat pumps have many uses in homes

“Looking at the future of energy efficiency, we continue to see a shift toward systems and appliances that serve more than one function,” said Matthew Babbitts, energy services project manager for Clark Public Utilities. “In the not-too-distant future, I imagine we’ll see more combination or multi-purposed appliances in the home.” 

Networked Lighting Controls Specification Gains Traction

A newly updated Networked Lighting Controls specification is gathering momentum with manufacturers and utilities. As resource for utilities in designing rebate programs for networked layers of lighting control, the spec outlines the most basic requirements for an effective system and reports optional capabilities; allowing a focus on luminaire-level, integrated lighting controls.

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Pressing Rewind: A look back at green motors

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This report presents the 2016 long-term monitoring and tracking findings for NEEA's Drive Power Initiative, which encouraged adoption of green motor rewind practices by Northwest motor service centers from 1999 to 2004. The initiative worked through the Green Motor Initiative and the Green Motors Practices Group (GMPG). The report found that green motor rewinds saved an estimated annual total of 1,734,708 kilowatt hours. 

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