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Welcome Old Man Winter - Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Cold Temperatures

With temperatures dropping and Old Man Winter beginning to make his appearance, GDS’ Building Energy Services team wants to remind you that there are simple, actionable steps that you can take to prepare your home for a comfortable and more efficient winter season.

GDS Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award

Marietta, GA (April 6, 2020) — GDS Associates, Inc is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This honor is due to the work done out of the...

When You Need Blower Door and Duct Leakage Testing

When You Need Blower Door and Duct Leakage Testing Call GDS at 603-656-0336 or 800-437-4495 or email rees@gdsassociates.com Massachusetts*, New Hampshire** and Maine require blower door and duct leakage tests to be performed on new homes before an occupancy permit is...

Emerging Energy Technology in EE & DR Programs | GDS Associates

Excerpt from TransActions Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR) Every day we learn about emerging Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR) technologies that will help us use energy more efficiently. Here are three examples of emerging technologies that will...

EPA's Highly Anticipated "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines"

DOWNLOAD PDF On June 2, 2014, the EPA released its highly anticipated, “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” its preliminary regulations for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants....

Electric Vehicles: 21st Century Smart-Grid Appliances?

For the past several years and notwithstanding the economic woes, growth in residential household load usage has been subdued by the impact of increased efficiencies in electric appliances. Government regulations in the past have called for more efficient HVAC systems,...

Agriculture Energy Management Plans Benefit Farmers and Electric Utilities

Agriculture is a vital industry in the United States, representing approximately $180 billion in the U.S. economy. Rising energy costs threaten the economic viability of farms and have rippling effects throughout the entire economy due to increased food costs and decreased...

Design of Energy Efficient and Demand Response Programs

Note: This is the second blog in a series where I outline some Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR) best practices and methods to help you find the data, analytical techniques and case studies to jump-start your energy efficiency and demand response initiatives,...

GDS Nuclear Engineer, Excellence Award | GDS Associates, Inc.

When the first U.S. nuclear expansion in more than 20 years was proposed by Georgia Power as a new generation power plant, GDS’ nuclear engineer, Dr. William R. Jacobs, Jr., said the project had the potential of being of utmost importance in the global nuclear-energy...

AN UPDATE ON UTILITY SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS

Things are looking sunny for solar energy projects! It is now at a low enough cost that utility owned-solar is very viable in today’s market place. Experts expect for installation cost to continue to get better. Read more about how the industry is changing and see how GDS...