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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

Energy Manager Today Staff

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.


U. of Arizona Aims to Cut Energy Bill 5-10% Using Online Dashboard

Energy Manager Today Staff

The University of Arizona hopes to cut its energy bill by 5 to 10 percent a year by showing students campus usage in real time via an online dashboard, KVOA Tucson reports. The school spends about $37 million on utilities annually, Dan McCrady, a member of the UA Energy Management Facilities Team, tells the news   …Continue Reading


Starbucks Trials Lucid Software

Linda Hardesty

Ten Starbucks coffee shops are to use cleantech software company Lucid’s real-time Building Dashboard in an attempt to change employee energy use behavior.


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