Energy Managers Buoyed By Supreme Court’s Demand Response Decision

Ken Silverstein

Just after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal regulators can remove barriers to demand response programs, energy managers sprung to life. Why? Corporate energy managers will now have more insight into their business operations and thereby greater certainty about their decisions and their investments. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order   …Continue Reading

Successful Energy Managers Follow these 10 Tactics

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by EnergyCAP. Energy managers have an exciting job, with a unique opportunity to play a key role in an organization’s success. But a number of difficult challenges can make the job frustrating. The smartest and most successful energy managers have the skills and know-how to avoid obstacles and difficulties to achieve success in energy   …Continue Reading

Philly Buildings Biggest Greenhouse Gas Culprits: Drexel Study

Carl Weinschenk

A Drexel University study found that buildings are by far the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. The report, which was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, found that buildings created 60 percent of emissions. Motor vehicles were a distant second place at 19 percent in the   …Continue Reading

Integrated Data Center Is Next Frontier for Intelligent Buildings Market

Karen Henry

The North American integrated data center energy management market is expected to grow from $46.9 million in 2015 to $119.7 million in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. This represents a 43 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The intelligent building is defined by the integration of software and services to maximize   …Continue Reading

Walmart, Apple Lead On-Site Renewables Challenge

Karen Henry

Walmart, Apple and the US Department of Energy are the top three on-site renewable power users, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Green Power Partners. Coca-Cola and General Motors round out the top five. As of October 26, 307 organizations have joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, using a total of more than 1.1 billion kWh of   …Continue Reading

Global Industrial and Commercial LED Market to Reach $166B by 2022

Karen Henry

The global industrial and commercial LED lighting market is expected to reach $165.91 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research. That figure represents a more than a seven-fold increase from the market’s 2014 estimated value of $21.53 billion. A shift toward the implementation of energy efficient, cost-effective systems is expected   …Continue Reading

Analysts: BEMS Market to Grow

Carl Weinschenk

Lux Research says that the building energy management systems (BEMS) sector is growing. It is using software-as-a-service (SaaS) approaches and pricing as low as $0.01/ft2 to grow. That progress has been buttressed by $1.4 billion in Venture Capital funding between 2000 and 2014. The VC money was divided between building energy technology domains that include energy services,   …Continue Reading

IEMS Revenue to Reach $35.6B by 2024

Karen Henry

The industrial energy management system (IEMS) market is expected to grow from $13.5 billion in 2015 to $35.6 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Increasing customer demand for IEMS software and services will cause this market will grow aggressively during the next decade. The North American and European markets are   …Continue Reading

Energy Stats for Boston Buildings Online

Carl Weinschenk

Energy metrics for buildings in Boston now are available, according to The Daily Free Press. The website, which was created by Greenovate Boston, will help link building management to energy efficiency incentives and financing programs that are available to them. The story says that large buildings are responsible for about half the greenhouse gas emissions   …Continue Reading

Increased Demand for EVs Driving Global Battery Management System Market

Karen Henry

Global battery management system market revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9 percent between 2015 and 2025, according to a report from Future Market Insights (FMI). Demand for battery management systems for e-vehicle applications is estimated to account for 14.2 percent of the market’s revenue share by the   …Continue Reading