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Earn Rebates on Eligible VFD Projects in Vermont

Posted by Michael Donahue on January 2017

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are an excellent way to save energy and reduce expenses as they adjust motor speed to match work being performed. In most systems, reducing a motor’s speed by 50% causes a 75% drop (or more) in energy consumption.

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Topics: Energy Savings

The Benefits of Retrofitting an Existing Building: Pneumatics vs. Electric

Posted by Michael Donahue on July 2016

Retrofitting is an excellent option for improving the energy efficiency of a building.

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Topics: Energy Savings

Which Energy Efficiency Practices in Commercial Buildings Result in the Best ROI?

Posted by Michael Donahue on June 2016

New research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is shining light on how cities should go about identifying which buildings need energy efficiency retrofits, what kind of improvements should be made first, and how cities and building owners can get the most for their money.

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Topics: Energy Savings

Mass Save Variable Frequency Drive Retrofit Rebate Program

Posted by RibRelays on May 2015

Over the past year, CCI and our customers have worked closely with the Program Administrators at Mass Save to bring energy savings and rebates to end users throughout Massachusetts.

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Topics: CCI Company News, Product Selection, Energy Savings

EnOcean Technology Explained (Video)

Posted by RibRelays on January 2015

Interested in learning more about EnOcean technology? This video from the EnOcean Alliance is a great place to start.

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Topics: Product Selection, Building Automation, Energy Savings

Plug Load Devices Can Reduce and Measure Energy Use

Posted by RibRelays on January 2015

Electronics in the workplace use a considerable amount of energy. Studies through the Green Proving Ground Program show that around 25% of electricity is lost to phantom power in US commercial buildings and significant savings result when using advanced power strips to control plug load. Advanced power strips and timers can start to reduce phantom plug load losses but Plug-IT goes beyond by measuring actual energy use and allowing companies to control use through their existing Wi-Fi Networks. Plug-IT works with Niagara Framework software with a programmable on/off schedule and allows automatic remote plug load control 24 hours a day.

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Topics: Product Selection, Energy Savings

Green Building Technologies

Posted by RibRelays on December 2014

In a recent TechCrunch article, Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now, the following alarming statistics were provided to call attention to the urgent need for technology innovation that addresses energy consumption:

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Topics: Energy Savings

Schneider Struxureware Lite: Revolutionizing energy retrofit projects

Posted by RibRelays on December 2014

 Structureware Lite from Schneider Electric (part # MPM-GW)

Schneider Struxureware Lite (SSL) is an innovative product from our friends at Schneider Electric. It is the missing link in building retrofit and energy projects.

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Topics: Product Selection, Building Automation, Energy Savings, Products

Integrating Lighting And HVAC Controls

Posted by RibRelays on November 2014

In many buildings, HVAC and lighting are separate systems, but it doesn't need to be that way. In fact, lighting and HVAC systems integration is an excellent way for facility managers to improve their building's performance and comfort. The integration can decrease a facility's energy consumption and environmental footprint.

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Topics: Product Selection, Building Automation, Energy Savings

5 Questions with Blue Ridge Technologies

Posted by RibRelays on October 2014

CCI carries lighting controls from Blue Ridge Technologies. Their energy management solutions have presented a fantastic business opportunity for many control contractors interested in branching out into lighting controls. We recently had a chance to catch up with Ron Poskevich, VP of Sales & Marketing at Blue Ridge Technologies, to talk about the company, how their products help save energy, and how control contractors can learn more about lighting controls.

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Topics: CCI Company News, Product Selection, Energy Savings, Training & Events

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