AHFC Releases Free, Web-based Building Monitoring System
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) announced this week the availability of an open-source, no charge to use building monitoring system (BMS) that tracks real-time energy use in a building. The system is designed to save energy, along with building owners’ and managers’ time and money. The BMS can track a wide range of data including building occupancy, temperature, electricity and fuel use.
“This technology was developed as a way to responsibly manage the properties we own and in our role to provide public housing to vulnerable Alaskans. Very quickly, we saw the potential for huge energy and money savings across our state, and since the system is free of charge and open source, we invite others to use and further develop our investment,” said Bryan Butcher, AHFC CEO/executive director.
Using federal funds, AHFC developed the software and is now making the software open source and available at no cost at https://code.ahfc.us/energy/bmon, an online project host- and code-sharing website.
The 2016 Rural Energy Conference will be held April 26-28, 2016 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The 2014 conference in Fairbanks attracted almost 500 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska’s remote communities.
Information at: www.akruralenergy.org
Or contact Max Frey
THANK YOU for another great Renewable Energy Fair
REAP’s 11th annual Renewable Energy Fair, although smaller than in the past, was still a great success. Instead of our usual event on the Park Strip, we combined the event with the Fairview Block party on July 25.
Many thanks to our sponsors: ConocoPhillips, Chugach Electric, and CIRI.
Thanks also to our volunteers, our workshop speakers, and everyone who helped organize the event,and who stopped by during the day.
Renewable Energy Fund Accepting Applications
Public funding through the Renewable Energy Fund is available for the development of selected renewable energy projects in Alaska. Applications are now being accepted for the 9th round of funding.
Click this link for access to the application and other materials you’ll need to apply.
For more information contact: Sean Skaling at 907-771-3000
Change of Format for 2015 Business of Clean Energy
In 2015 instead of a stand-alone conference, the Business of Clean Energy workshops and sessions will be offered in conjunction with the Arctic Energy Summit, in Fairbanks, AK.
Mark your calendars for the Arctic Energy Summit and join us for the usual high quality slate of speakers, sponsors, and networking opportunities.
September 28, 29, 30 – Business of Clean Energy at the Arctic Energy Summit
Starting in 2016 the Business of Clean Energy hopes to leverage impact and increase networking opportunities for its attendees by offering workshops and sessions as part of the Alaska Rural Energy Conference.
Shop for Clean Energy
Did you know you can help promote renewable energy development in Alaska just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card?
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million a year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to REAP HERE
- You can search for us by name or by our non-profit number 87406
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping REAP earn a donation from Fred Meyer!
- Nothing is deducted from your points. You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
Click HERE for more information about this and other ways you can support REAP and a clean energy future for Alaska!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to REAP through the 2015 Pick.Click.Give. program!
110 individuals donated $6,100 to REAP as of the March 31 deadline for filing your PFD online.
Did you know that you can still Pick. Click. Give. a portion of your dividend until August?
Learn more about the Pick.Click.Give. program and how your donations help REAP accomplish its mission!
Who we are
Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.