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Maximizing Energy Demand Reduction Innovations Then Maximizing Renewals

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About the author: Dennis G. Roberts President of Energy Efficiency Done Right Consultant to Gerson Lehrman Group and TGR Research for Energy Efficiency and Windows Past contributing author...

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Currently I am involved in one of the most exciting projects of my long efficiency industry career. I am working alongside inspiring efficiency product providers that own or manage innovative carbon emission reduction products. We are working together because we are all individually struggling to get the utilization or buy in that we feel our products  merit. We all believe that the United States and our planet would greatly benefit if we focused on energy demand reduction THEN put the focus on the push to maximize the use of renewal energy.  Study after study has shown that reducing energy demand first is much more cost effective. Individually and collectively our innovations can contribute significantly to reduce carbon emissions, then we can Right Size our renewals to create a more efficient planet.

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Our innovations include: A glazing insulation system that makes windows perform like walls to dramatically reduce cooling and heating cost with a quick payback and much greater comfort.                                                           A revolutionary HVAC filter that significantly improves overall HVAC efficiency and air quality.                                                                                       Commercial refrigeration equipment that makes the system run and perform much more efficiently without the need or use of harsh and toxic coil cleaners.    

A next generation Grid Enabled Building system that makes building structures a year around thermal storage unit with huge energy demand and carbon emission reduction benefits.                                                             A control system for boilers to provide precise heat replacement to maximize fuel efficiency and comfort.                                                                 A integrated solar cladding system with a innovate technology that allows for unlimited aesthetics, high efficiencies, and ownership options that are very cost effective.                                                                                                 A roofing and indoor or outdoor coating that keeps much more heat in or out of any building or home.  

Innovations drive progress and we should be maximizing their use To Reduce Before We Produce! The United States now has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas by 50-52% of the 2005 level by 2030 and to have a net zero emission economy by 2050. By far the best and most cost effective way to reach these goals is to maximize energy demand reduction first and innovations will be a very important factor. They should be validated and utilized as soon as possible. As a country and planet, let's focus on applying lesson we have learned over time and using all available tools to reduce energy demand to be climate ready sooner.
 

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