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Energy Management System Saves University $400,000 a Year

Karen Henry

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. But ad-hoc energy efficiency projects have not been enough to meet energy reduction targets, so the university purchased a sub-metering systems for its entire portfolio of energy systems, using Lucid’s BuildingOS to make performance data instantly accessible. Access to real-time   …Continue Reading

Autodesk Joins Lucid Series B Funding Round

Linda Hardesty

Autodesk has made a strategic investment in privately-held Lucid as part of Lucid’s recently announced $8.2 million Series B funding round. Autodesk says it has been piloting Lucid’s BuildingOS platform in several facilities. Autodesk creates software focused on better building design, and Lucid, whose software enables better building operations, see opportunity in making it easier   …Continue Reading

Panoramic Power, Lucid Bring ‘Non-invasive’ Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Panoramic Power and Lucid are combining technologies for a wireless energy monitoring system. Customers can install and map hundreds of sensors within a couple of hours in a non-invasive way and without disruption to their businesses. The joint offering combines Panoramic Power’s miniature, self-powered sensors with Lucid’s energy management software BuildingOS for monitoring energy consumption   …Continue Reading

Lucid Raises $8M to Grow ‘Smart Building’ Platform

Karen Henry

Lucid has raised $8.2 million in Series B funding to expand the capabilities of its BuildingOS platform. BuildingOS provides device connectivity and analytics in commercial buildings to help building managers make better decisions and improve performance. Formation 8 Partners led the funding round, which also included investment from Zetta Venture Partners. Lucid’s “operating system” for buildings   …Continue Reading

16 Businesses Join Behavior-Based Energy Challenge

Linda Hardesty

Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington launched a community-based Stanwood Energy Challenge, in which two teams of eight businesses each will compete to see which can save more energy. “Our primary goal is to learn how much small businesses can save through employee actions and low-cost equipment changes,” said PUD utility analyst Laura McCrae.   …Continue Reading

Rainforest Automation, Lucid Stream Energy Data Instantly

Linda Hardesty

Lucid and Rainforest Automation have created an integrated solution for monitoring real-time smart meter data that requires no installation and can be turned on instantly. Starting with 155,000 smart meters in commercial buildings in San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory, Lucid customers can connect Rainforest’s ZigBee wireless gateway device with BuildingOS to gain visibility   …Continue Reading

Lucid Boosts Energy Management with Urjanet’s Data

Linda Hardesty

Urjanet’s utilityCONNECT service will automate the collection and delivery of electricity, water, and natural gas billing, history, and rate-plan data for Lucid’s BuildingOS energy management platform. The companies say they are teaming up to solve one of the largest barriers to deploying energy efficiency: the cost of acquiring and managing building performance data. The combination   …Continue Reading

BuildingOS Unifies Building Data, Prevents Vendor ‘Lock-in’

Linda Hardesty

Lucid‘s new BuildingOS, an online operating system for buildings, serves as the central hub to consolidate meter and building system data, giving visibility into the energy performance of a diverse portfolio of buildings. Lucid says BuildingOS integrates quickly and can be used on a computer, tablet, or phone. The software connects with over 150 meter   …Continue Reading

Office Depot Saves $5.3m with Phoenix Energy Technologies

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Office Depot has achieved $5.3 million in energy savings over two and a half years — an average annual savings of $2.2 million —  with Phoenix Energy Technologies energy management software and services, according to the companies. The national retailer has also seen an average annual reduction of about 20,572 MWh, a 61 percent return   …Continue Reading

Greenbuild Day 2: Lucid, Johnson Controls, BuildingIQ, Lutron Electronics

Linda Hardesty

Here’s the latest in energy saving news from the Greenbuild Conference, taking place in San Francisco this week.

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