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Nov 25th 2015

PV Production | Solar Energy Storage | Solar Energy Costs

Solar Energy in the News Get the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country, from KMB Design Group, a Solar Engineering Company. Tax Credits Impact PV Production and Shipments Strong solar photovoltaic (PV) production and shipments are forecast during the first half of 2016, due to installation deadlines, sunsetting solar tax credits and other policy dynamics of the two largest global solar markets, China and the United States. According to […] Read More »

Nov 18th 2015

Renewable Energy in the Northeast

Solar energy is growing across the world, in fact, the Northeast region is currently positioned to boom in opportunities for commercial solar development – and KMB is excited to be at the forefront of it. Headquartered in New York, we are a leading solar engineering firm in the renewable energy field providing photovoltaic design and engineering services across the nation and in Europe. Sunshine States Contrary to what might be expected: warm, sunny states like California and Hawaii are not […] Read More »

Nov 11th 2015

Energy Efficiency in Hotels

Guests have certain expectations when they check into a hotel. They expect a clean, quiet room, good customer service and the ultimate level of comfort. Because a hotel is a 24/7 operation, energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is one important way to get started on developing a sustainable, high-performance building while at the same time maintain guest comfort in any hospitality facility. Higher Energy Efficiency Means More Comfort and More Savings Energy efficiency is a […] Read More »

Nov 4th 2015

Renewable Energy Applications for a Zero Energy Building

A zero energy building, also referred to as “net zero energy” or “zero net energy,” is one with zero net energy consumption. What does that really mean? Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new common definition for a zero energy building and is now defined as “an energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy.” Used in both commercial and residential […] Read More »

Oct 14th 2015

MEP Engineering Company Defines Variable Refrigerant Flow

What is Variable Refrigerant Flow?   Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services (MEP) design is critical for managing and operating any facility, including the variable refrigerant flow (VRF). VRF heating and air conditioning system is a specific type of HVAC system that uses one outdoor unit that connects to multiple units indoors. These indoor units are controlled by a thermostat in a variable flow mode while the outdoor unit supplies the refrigerant which allows for heating and cooling of individual spaces […] Read More »

Oct 7th 2015

Energy Engineering Company Unveils 6 Fundamental Principles of Sustainable Building Design

Buildings all over the nation use a variety of resources (energy, water, materials, etc), they generate waste (construction, occupant, etc) and release atmospheric emissions. And building owners are often faced with the challenge to meet the ever changing demands for new, upgraded facilities that are accessible, secure and healthy; while minimizing environmental impact. Thus, choosing sustainable building design can help to reduce operation costs and carbon footprints as well as increase building resiliency. Energy Efficient Buildings According to the EPA, […] Read More »

Oct 1st 2015

Solar Turning Point | Solar Power Research and PV Developments

Solar in the News Get the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country, from KMB Design Group, a Solar Engineering Company. Turning Point for Solar Renewables, including solar energy, continues to drop in price as the cost of coal and gas projects are on the rise. Most of the companies in the US have bought into clean energy. And for the first time, widespread adoption of renewables is effectively lowering […] Read More »

Sep 24th 2015

Financial Benefits of Solar Power for Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Capitalize on the Many Financial Benefits of Solar Power Business owners thinking about installing a solar energy system may feel confused in a seemingly complex market. Maybe you’ve heard about major Fortune 500 companies who have gone solar, but think that it might not be feasible for your organization? Think again. Smart business owners who make the decision to install solar will discover numerous commercial benefits for their business. In addition to winning over more customers, improving employee satisfaction and supporting […] Read More »

Sep 17th 2015

What is a WELL Building Standard-certification?

The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. It combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and wellbeing. A number of different buildings can apply for the WELL Building Standard Certification including: multifamily residential, retail, restaurant, educational and commercial. Energy Engineering Company Designs KMB, Energy Engineering Company, has experience in multiple LEED […] Read More »

Sep 9th 2015

Harnessing Sunlight | Climate Concerns | Steady Solar Growth Discussed by Solar Engineering Company

Solar in the News Get the latest on solar energy, photovoltaic news and learn about all things under the sun across the country, from KMB: Engineering Design Group and Solar Engineering Company. New Hybrid Solar Cells Generate 5 Times More Energy By Harnessing Sunlight And Heat At The Same Time. There are many exciting ‘breakthroughs’ in solar technology and each generation of new solar cells is more efficient than the previous at turning the sun’s light into energy. Scientists have […] Read More »