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Could Energy Management Systems be Hacked?

Linda Hardesty

The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, formed a Cybersecurity Committee to promote best practices in cybersecurity of building automation systems (BAS). Previously not considered vulnerable, these systems have typically had only minimal security in place, says the alliance. As a result, a BAS can be used by unauthorized   …Continue Reading

Commissioning & Energy Management: Complementary Professions Compound Benefits

Energy Manager Today Staff

The benefits of commissioning and energy management for building and facilities owners are not only complementary, when applied in concert, those benefits compound. Today, there is an urgent need for such collaboration. One of the nation’s greatest challenges is meeting its energy needs while balancing a multitude of complex issues that come with that challenge.   …Continue Reading

Siemens Industry Joins Energy Management Association

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Industry has become the first Founding Industry Partner of the Energy Management Association. The relationship will be formalized during EMA’s organizational meeting at the Cx Energy 2014 Conference & Expo. EMA membership is open to engineers, contractors, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, utilities, commissioning providers and others with an interest in advancing the quality   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Program Receives Award

William Opalka

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program won an award from the Association of Energy Services Professionals for developing a program that doubled the amount of energy saved during a comparable time period. The award was given for its work on the 6 Million Therm Savings campaign, developed by CLEAResult. The campaign promotes a program that   …Continue Reading

New Energy Management Association has its Roots in Commissioning

Linda Hardesty

Energy managers have another new trade association – the Energy Management Association (EMA) – dedicated to advancing the quality of energy management services for the benefit of building owners. The foundation of EMA is its Energy Management Professional program (EMP). To become a certified EMP, a candidate must pass the EMP exam, a test of   …Continue Reading

Wireless Electricity Firm Joins A4WP

Linda Hardesty

WiTricity, the holder of foundational patents for highly resonant wireless power transfer, joined the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) as a board member. WiTricity technology is part of the backbone of the A4WP’s new Rezence specification for wireless power transfer based on magnetic resonance. WiTricity showcased its iPhone 5/5s wireless charging system (pictured) at the   …Continue Reading

Demand Response Providers Launch Trade Group

Linda Hardesty

A new trade association has been formed to advocate for policies that favor demand response. The Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA), is formed by demand response providers EnerNOC, Comverge and Johnson Controls. IPKeys and Landis+Gyr have joined as founding members as well. Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will act as strategic counsel. “This group will   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: utiliVisor, WSP USA, PositivEnergy Practice, Key Equipment Finance, Environmental Defense Fund

William Opalka

Raymond P. Necci (pictured) has been named a consultant at utiliVisor, an energy management and advisory company that provides comprehensive energy monitoring and sub-metering services for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.  He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P), Connecticut’s largest electric utility. WSP USA has appointed   …Continue Reading

Mayors to Ramp Up Energy Efficiency

William Opalka

Energy efficiency remains a top priority among US mayors even in an era of tough budgets and rising costs. Mayors expect to increase spending over the next five years and are seeking private-sector partners. This was revealed in a new survey of nearly 300 cities that was released in conjunction with the US Conference of   …Continue Reading

ASHRAE Publishes Fourth Edition of its GreenGuide

William Opalka

The newly published fourth edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide contains updated guidance that reflects how green building practices as well as the industry have changed since the first edition was published in 2004. Over the past decade, the industry has witnessed the continued evolution of green building programs have evolved from voluntary to more in   …Continue Reading

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