Building Systems

EnergyWatch, Urjanet Partner to Advance Energy Consulting Processes

Karen Henry

EnergyWatch, a utility rate consulting firm, and Urjanet announced a partnership in which EnergyWatch will use Urjanet data to improve operational efficiency and enhance the quality of its energy procurement analysis and reporting. Through Urjanet, EnergyWatch will have easy access to all of its clients’ current and historical utility bill data, which serves as the basis   …Continue Reading


HyLite Introduces High Wattage LEDs

Carl Weinschenk

HyLite has expanded its line of Mini-Cob lamps with HyLite retrofit solutions for applications to 1000W HID. The press release explains that facility and maintenance professionals are using LEDs instead of HID systems, which it claims are inefficient and unreliable. However, HyLite found that there is a lack of higher wattage systems on the market. Therefore,   …Continue Reading


ENERGYai Powers PG&E’s Share My Data Service

Carl Weinschenk

ENERGYai is participating in Pacific Gas and Electric’s Share My Data service, which is a program enabling corporate customers to examine usage data to find ways to save energy and costs and to cut CO2 emissions. The program is essentially a remote energy management system. It enables PG&E customers to examine usage data divided into 15   …Continue Reading


RAB Introduces LEDs for Gas Stations, Wet Areas

Carl Weinschenk

RAB Lighting’s MASI is an LED fuel station canopy with DLC premium qualifications, according to the company. It is available in 16-in and 20-in sizes and 52W, 80W, 100W, 160W and 200W power packages with equivalencies to 400W metal halide. The energy ratings are as high as 144 lumens per Watt. They have a 60   …Continue Reading


BuildingIQ Goes to College

Carl Weinschenk

BuildingIQ’s energy management software is being deployed at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); California State University in Long Beach, California; Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama; University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida; and the University of Miami in Florida, according to the company. In each case, BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization   …Continue Reading


Buildings to Use Batteries in California

Carl Weinschenk

The Irvine Company is fitting more than 20 buildings in Irvine and Newport Beach, CA, with battery systems from Tesla. The project is being undertaken in partnership with Advanced Microgrid Solutions and SoCal Edison. The batteries will provide 10 MW of power to the facilities and reduce energy costs by as much as 10 percent, according   …Continue Reading


Tinker AFB Exceeds Power Reduction Goals

Carl Weinschenk

Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK, has exceeded the Air Forces’ 3 percent energy reduction goals for October 2014 to September 2015. The story at Air Force Materiel Command says that the base will realize more than a half million dollars in energy and water savings for 2015. The base uses Energy Saving Performance   …Continue Reading


Daktronics Scores with University of Missouri, NYC Transit System

Carl Weinschenk

Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the sports facility of the University of Missouri, is getting a LED display from Daktronics. The low power display is 12 feet high and 20.5 feet wide. It features a 15HD pixel layout, wide angle visibility and environmental protection. There already are several Daktronics displays in the stadium. It will be installed at   …Continue Reading


Orion Introduces High-Performing High Bays

Karen Henry

Orion Energy Systems has introduced a new suite of high bay LED industrial light fixtures. The ISON LED High Bay delivers 179 lumens per watt and a 10-year total cost of ownership. The APOLLO LED High Bay offers up to 148 lumens per watt, and the HARRIS LED High Bay also delivers up to 148   …Continue Reading


Solect Energy to Head PowerOptions Small Scale Solar Initiative

Carl Weinschenk

PowerOptions, an energy-buying consortium in Massachusetts, has chosen Solect Energy to head its Small Systems Solar program. The program is a follow on to the Large Scale Solar program. According to PowerOptions, the new program offers nonprofits and governmental entities pre-negotiated, competitively priced solar power deals structured to take advantage of existing tax incentives. The targeted projects are   …Continue Reading