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Capegemini, Siemens Working on Analytics Platform

Carl Weinschenk

Capegemini and Siemens Building Technologies Division are working on a cloud-based services platform that will offer asset management and analytics capabilities. The companies say that the partnership will add the functionality to the Web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform. The press release from Capegemini says that the platform has avoided release of 10.5 million tons   …Continue Reading


Apple Defends 100% Renewable Energy Claim

Carl Weinschenk

Claims that a company uses 100 percent renewable energy make for good press. It is possible, though, to meet such claims with skepticism. GalwayBayFM.com reports that doubt was expressed at such a claim made by Apple, which is building a data center in Athenry, which is in County Galway, Ireleand. The story describes a gathering   …Continue Reading


STULZ, CoolIT Enter Data Center Cooling Pact

Carl Weinschenk

  STULZ Air Technology Systems and CoolIT Systems have entered into a strategic investment and commercial partnership. The goal of the relationship is to cooperate on development and worldwide distribution of chip-to-atmosphere data center technology. The press release says that STULZ –which describes itself as a mission-critical cooling system provider — predicts that chip-to-atmosphere cooling   …Continue Reading


Affordable Housing Pushes Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the biggest mover in energy efficiency in the multi-family dwelling unit sector is housing for people with low incomes.


ZTE, Tancent Develop Modular Data Center

Carl Weinschenk

The Asia Nikkei reports that ZTE and Tencent Holdings have developed an environmentally-friendly data center. The Tencent West Lab is a mobile and containerized data center that uses a relatively low level of energy to operate, the story says. Capacity is added in a block-by-block fashion. Such expansions can be accomplished in about two weeks. Indirect   …Continue Reading


It’s Check-In Time for Hotel Energy and Water Management

Carl Weinschenk

From an energy efficiency standpoint, hotels seem to have much in common with office buildings. And they indeed do: Hotels and office buildings generally are large structures that often are managed in portfolios. Increasing energy efficiency at a hotel involves many of the same technical steps as doing so in an office. But there are significant differences. MACH   …Continue Reading


The World Resources Institute Offers a “Blueprint” for Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

The World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has released a report – “Accelerating Building Efficiency” – that speaks to a lot of constituencies at a very high level about the advantages of improving the energy efficiency of buildings. It also tells the various stakeholders the best ways to turn that vision into a reality.


Facebook, Microsoft Push Renewables

Carl Weinschenk

Microsoft and Facebook are partnering with The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, according to a Bloomberg story. The goal is to drive development of 60 GW of renewable energy by 2025. That, the story says, is enough to replace the coal-fired plants the U.S. plans to retire during the next four years. Commentary in the story   …Continue Reading


Avista Program Helps Small Business Become Energy Efficient

Carl Weinschenk

Seattle PI posted a piece this week about Avista Corp.’s energy efficiency program, which is aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses. The dynamics are different at this level, the piece says: There rarely is a person charged with energy efficiency matters, so the responsibility flows to the boss. He or she has little expertise or time to   …Continue Reading


The Microturbine Market Gains Traction

Carl Weinschenk

It’s only May, but it already has been a good year for Capstone Turbine. The company has announced 13 deals, mostly of multiple units. The key element of a turbine is a wheel or rotor. It is made to revolve by an outside force, which could be water, steam, or – in the case of   …Continue Reading


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