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Linda Hardesty is the managing editor of Energy Manager Today. She has been a trade journalist since the mid-1990s, alternately writing about cable television and environmental issues. She's worked for Cable World magazine, Communications Technology and Colorado Green Business. She can be reached at 970.377.9505 x 704 or

Chevy Crafts Unique Energy Efficiency Funding

Linda Hardesty

Portland State University has been conducing energy efficiency improvements on its campus for more than two years, paying for the improvements with a revolving fund set up at the college. But now, Portland State will receive about $18,000 in extra funds for the efficiency projects from Chevrolet in a unique funding arrangement. Chevrolet worked with   …Continue Reading

Power Assure Goes Belly Up

Linda Hardesty

Power Assure, a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) company, has been dissolved, reports Data Center Knowledge. The Santa Clara, Calif. company ran out of enough liquidity to continue operating, according to the company’s CTO Clemens Pfeiffer. Power Assure focused on monitoring power consumption of individual IT equipment and server racks within data centers. In July,   …Continue Reading

Noribachi Completes Lighting Retrofit for TSA

Linda Hardesty

Noribachi completed one of the largest LED retrofit projects of an existing building in the US for the 29-year-old Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters. The TSA project was a three-year, four-phase project focused on its 550,000-sq-foot building and parking garage. The agency is on track to save $550,000 in 2014 electrical expenses, which exceeds forecasts, due   …Continue Reading

Chiller Plant Upgrade Saves $500,000 Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Pepco Energy Services hired Tustin Energy Solutions to improve the operation of its Midtown Thermal Control Center (MTCC) in Atlantic City, NJ. Tustin’s services resulted in a nearly 25 percent improvement in operating efficiencies and a savings of over $500,000 annually in energy and operation costs. Pepco’s chiller plant operates 24 hours a day, 365   …Continue Reading

Energy Systems Group Wins $34.6M Contract

Linda Hardesty

Energy Systems Group (ESG) signed a $34.6 million contract for professional design, construction and consultant services with the State of Michigan for the implementation of energy conservation measures at the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Ionia Complex. Energy Systems Group will implement energy efficiency and facility upgrades with guaranteed energy savings, based on detailed technical   …Continue Reading

ConEdison Solutions Competes in 13 States

Linda Hardesty

With its entry into Ohio’s deregulated energy market earlier this year, ConEdison Solutions is now a competitive energy supplier in a total of 13 states and the District of Columbia. The company’s market reach for retail electricity now extends to more than 50 utility territories. In 2013, ConEdison Solutions said it planned to expand its   …Continue Reading

Retroficiency Analyzes Data From Any Meter

Linda Hardesty

Retroficiency unveiled a new Building Efficiency Intelligence (BEI) platform for utilities and program administrators to gain insights from any meter, customer or business data source. The new platform release incorporates a data-driven approach at each phase of the program delivery process. Utilities and program administrators can now merge deep meter analytics with customer and business data   …Continue Reading

Turks and Caicos Joins Carbon War Room

Linda Hardesty

Turks & Caicos signed a memorandum of understanding to advance renewable energy by joining the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. The Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Rocky Mountain Institute, will provide a range of technical, project management, communications, and business advisory support services to Turks & Caicos.   …Continue Reading

Rutgers Saves $1M in 2 Years with Energy Monitoring

Linda Hardesty

A program of continuous energy oversight for the chiller plant, boiler and cogeneration plant at the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has resulted in $1,155,000 in savings in its first two years of operation. The RBHS facility is a district energy plant that provides utilities to Rutgers RBHS and University Hospital   …Continue Reading

GridPoint Boosts Energy Management with MicroStrategy

Linda Hardesty

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, is powering a more robust energy management platform for GridPoint. The collaboration enables GridPoint to boost enterprise-wide energy analytics within its cloud-based software system. Incorporating the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform into GridPoint Energy Manager will allow customers to visualize asset-level data collected through GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring activities across a   …Continue Reading

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