Deals & Partnerships

Drama Aside, Tesla’s Acquisition of SolarCity Makes Sense

Carl Weinschenk

Whether it closes or not, Tesla’s proposed acquisition of SolarCity is a tangible example of how technology crosses industry borders. Musk and Tesla, of course, made their biggest mark in the electric vehicle arena, not building energy management. But a key element of Tesla’s portfolio – advanced batteries – is increasingly important in buildings, which seldom go for a Sunday drive.


Constellation Joins Qnovo Funding Round

Carl Weinschenk

Constellation Technology Ventures – the investing arm of Exelon Corp. – has joined Qnovo’s latest Series B funding round.


CoStar, DoE Making Energy Data More Accessible

Carl Weinschenk

The CoStar Group last week announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) that will make far more information about commercial and industrial buildings’ energy efficiency easily accessible.


Digital Lumens, Schneider Electric Partner on IoT

Carl Weinschenk

Digital Lumens and Schneider Electric are partnering on an Internet of Things (IoT) initiative. Digital Lumens says that the arrangement will allow Schneider Electric’s customers to benefit from IoT environments in buildings via its sensor-based connected lighting and next-generation analytic platforms. The deal focuses on the provisioning of support from Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxture product for Digital   …Continue Reading


Dow Meets – and Resets – Renewable Energy Target

Carl Weinschenk

The Dow Chemical Company has increased its 2025 clean energy target from 400 MW to 750 MW, according to the company. Dow said that to achieve the goal it is partnering with NRG Energy and NRG Yield. The companies have entered a 10-year wind power purchase agreement for the 150 MW Goat Mountain I and II   …Continue Reading


GE’s Current and Tridium Form Partnership

Carl Weinschenk

Current, which is a GE company, today announced a relationship with Tridium, an Internet of Things (IoT) provider. The agreement calls for Tridium’s Niagara Framework to be paired with Predix, GE’s cloud infrastructure. The combined offering will capture the volume, velocity and variety of machine usage data across commercial and industrial buildings. The release says   …Continue Reading


Lincoln Property Selects Aquicore

Carl Weinschenk

The Lincoln Property Company and Aquicore are partnering to develop an energy analytics and utility tenant billing platform for Lincoln’s properties. Aquicore says that the goal is to enhance building efficiencies. The platform will offer real-time electricity, water and gas data at the building, space and equipment levels on a single platform. It will be used   …Continue Reading


Eaton to Use EnerNOC Software

Carl Weinschenk

EnerNOC said this week that global power management firm Eaton will use its energy intelligence software (EIS) across about 100 of its top facilities during the next several years. The release says that EnerNOC’s software will be used to lower operational costs, reduce capital expenditures, improve global energy spending and improve reporting. Commentary in the   …Continue Reading


Water, Energy Steps Being Taken at 2 KY Correctional Facilities

Carl Weinschenk

Siemens Government Technologies has been awarded a $38.6 million contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deploy energy and water conservation platforms at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky. The Facility Executive says that they are being carried out at the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland and the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, both of   …Continue Reading


SCTE, ISBE Join Villanova’s RISE Forum

Carl Weinschenk

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm – the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) said today that they are joining Villanova University’s Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering Forum (RISE). RISE, the press release says, aims to advance sustainable enterprises. It says that that mission aligns with the SCTE/ISBE Energy 2020   …Continue Reading