Generating Carbon-Free Electricity: New technologies are taking users to net zero “Short-term projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimate U.S. solar generating capacity will climb by 43% this year and an additional 30% in 2024. Similarly, the agency sees the nation’s wind capacity growing by 5% in 2023 and 2024. However, energy developers will need […]
It’s Time for an Update: With building energy codes, not all states are equal “The very large sums of money newly available from the federal government’s climate-focused funds are accelerating the race to update building codes across the United States. “ Read the article HERE Contact Winston Engineering for your building engineering needs.
Setting Up Shop: Pop-up stores raise temporary lighting and low-voltage demand “The retail landscape has changed over the past few years, as stores and malls close and shoppers turn to their phones to browse and buy. Some people, however, like to check out products in person before buying. Temporary or pop-up shops that open for
Lighting Retrofits and EVs: Building electrification could lead to NLC infrastructure “It may sound odd that future mass adoption of electric vehicles may positively change the economics of lighting retrofits, but hear me out. The United States stands at the cusp of the electrification trend, replacing equipment powered by fossil fuels with technology that runs
Adding Hours Back Into the Day: Turning to software for design and project efficiency “Engineering software continues to change the shape of electrical design, estimating, testing and other necessary tasks for contractors and engineers. Such applications can make life easier for those tasked with the cumbersome and occasionally confusing responsibilities of planning electrical projects. Many
New Tech Headquarters Becomes the First LEED Zero Energy-Certified Green Building in Fremont, CA “Innovation is at the heart of the tech industry, so when IoT-based smart green solutions provider, Delta, designed its Freemont, California, headquarters in 2018, it knew it had to go above and beyond. It had to target zero energy—and that’s exactly
Energized Furniture: Discovering standards for electrically enhanced furnishings “Whether for ease, advancement or a little of both, commercial electric furniture is becoming commonplace. What may be less known are existing standards to help inform installation and the electrical layout. What began with a power strip for a desk lamp or a fluorescent troffer under a
Highly transparent solar cells found to generate power 1000x more efficiently “Solar panels have long been criticized for their appearance, with some people arguing that the large, opaque panels spoil the look of homes and businesses. But now, a group of researchers has developed a highly transparent solar cell using a 2D atomic sheet that