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Energy Alabama Helps Local Churches Save on Utility Bills

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Energy Alabama is hosting an energy bench-marking event for local churches and houses of worship. The event is specifically designed to help them cut back on utility costs. Many churches around the Valley use a lot of energy throughout the week. Sometimes their design isn’t the most forgiving to energy efficiency. To […]

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Here’s What Energy Use Intensity Means, And Why Should You Care

To calculate an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) score, all you really need is a few key pieces of information and some basic math skills. Sure, you’ll have to learn what a kBtu is, but it’s really not as complicated as you might think. To understand what you EUI means—well, that’s what we’re here to discuss today. But first, let’s practice those basic

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Energy Alabama to Help Local Churches Slash Energy Costs with Energy Benchmarking

HUNTSVILLE, AL—Energy Alabama is helping local churches and houses of worship get the most out of their utility bills and reduce church energy costs with energy benchmarking. More budget for work in the community is just a perk. On Tuesday, February 7, Energy Alabama will host an Energy Benchmarking at Avion Solutions, Inc. on Research

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Understanding Energy Performance Contracting

An investment in sustainability can take many shapes, but one unavoidable fact about today’s high-performance technologies is that they usually cost money to implement—and most of the time, it’s all up front. But if you’ve been ruling out a sustainable solution for purely financial reasons, we’d like to introduce you to a concept you really

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Understanding an Energy Use Index

The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is an initiative to cut energy usage in our community. When you’re using ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager, you’ll be able to calculate the amount of energy your company uses by using the Energy Use Index (EUI). The main benefit of using the EUI is that you can compare your building’s

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Energy Audits: Is Your Building in Top Shape?

Cross-posted to NABPC.org The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is up and running, which means it’s time to start conserving energy. If you’ve signed up for the challenge, you’ve committed your company to attaining 20% energy savings in your building within 10 years. Today, we’re continuing our three-part series about the primary steps that facility

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Energy Benchmarking: Does Your Building Match Up?

Cross posted from NABPC.org The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is up and running, which means it’s time to start conserving energy. If you’ve signed up for the challenge, you’ve committed your company to attaining 20% energy savings in your building within 10 years. That’s fantastic. Hooray, you! But wait, now what? We’re glad you

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Businesses Challenged to Cut 20% of Their Energy Bills

Local businesses are being challenged to cut energy costs.   Energy Huntsville, Energy Alabama and Avion Solutions are leading the charge for the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge. The goal is to get businesses in the Rocket City to reduce energy spending by 20% in ten years. Then use the savings to reinvest in new technologies or new

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First ADVANCE Energy Benchmarking Jam engages community

On July 28, USGBC Alabama’s newest ADVANCE Ambassador, Daniel Tait—CEO of Energy Alabama—hosted our first Energy Benchmarking Jam. This community event was held at the new Salty Nut Brewery in Huntsville and brought together various community organizations, including the Von Braun Center (Huntsville’s largest convention center), and the Girl Scouts of North Alabama. Other individuals

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Why You Should Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge

If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you’ve probably heard something about the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge (NABPC). But what you might not have thought about is why you should take the challenge yourself. It’s time for us to change that. 6 Reasons to Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge Simply stated, the goal of the HBBC

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