Honeywell Upgrading Energy, Water Systems at The University of Mount Olive

Carl Weinschenk

Honeywell Building Solutions is replacing and upgrading equipment at the University of Mount Olive, which is in the North Carolina town of the same name. The project is wide-ranging. Four residence halls will get new HVAC and hot water systems. The academic and administrative buildings will get LEDs and sensors that turn off lights when   …Continue Reading

Honeywell, OG&E Upgrading Tinker Air Force Base Assembly Plant

Carl Weinschenk

Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric have agreed to work together on a $19.1 million facility modernization project for the assembly plant at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK. The effort is in line with the Air Force’s goal of reducing energy consumption by 25 percent by 2025. The project is being led   …Continue Reading

ASHRAE, ANSI Approve Bluon Energy TdX 20 Refrigerant

Carl Weinschenk

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has approved Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant under Standard 34-2013. The approval was validated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). TdX 20 was given the designation R-458A. The press release was issued this week. However, R-458A was approved by the Standards Committee on June   …Continue Reading

Chillers – and the Technology that Controls Them – are Evolving

Carl Weinschenk

Chillers use a lot of energy. The goal is to use the IoT and other high tech tools to make them more efficient.

From Analytics to Action: Moving to the Autonomous Building

Dan Kubala

The phrase, “Don’t bring me problems – bring me solutions,” is a typical response managers may give employees when encouraging them to think for themselves.  The same sentiment holds true for many retailers and other light commercial building owners when dealing with the energy management systems controlling their facilities. Much attention in the energy industry   …Continue Reading

Orem, UT Gets an Energy Facelift

Carl Weinschenk

Orem, with a population of almost 90,000 (according to the 2010 census), is the fifth largest city in Utah. An ongoing project has grown from street light replacements to encompass a wide variety of energy upgrades and retrofits. The city’s initial goal was to replace 5,128 street lights. Before the issuance of a request for   …Continue Reading

C-PACE Project Almost Done in CT

Carl Weinschenk

Curtis Packaging, a company that provides luxury packaging, has almost finished a $2.5 million project to improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewables at its Sandy Hook, CT, headquarters. Financing for the project is from the Connecticut Green Bank, according to Westfair Communications. The vehicle is a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing.   …Continue Reading

Trane Upgrading 125 Buildings in Birmingham, AL

Carl Weinschenk

Trane is partnering with Birmingham, AL, to improve energy savings in 125 city structures. The $61.3 million project is aimed at cutting energy and operational costs 30 percent annually and to save more than $100 million during the next twenty years. The press release says that water upgrades will be made in 119 building; HVAC   …Continue Reading

Building Control & Automation That Meets You Where You’re At

Paul Nastu

    In this new video, Transformative Wave explains how the CATALYST can meet your needs at every stage of your journey towards energy efficiency and control. Not only can it simply and intelligently improve HVAC efficiency by reducing energy costs up to 50%, but it can integrate with existing or legacy systems to offer   …Continue Reading

Building Efficiency Cuts Costs and Boosts ROI

Richard Gerbe

Commercial buildings are incredibly inefficient, resulting in massive amounts of wasted energy, resources and expenditures. In fact, the average commercial building wastes about 30 percent of the energy used to run it.