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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


EDF Renewable Energy Acquires goSolar

Carl Weinschenk

  Independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy has acquired Global Resource Options (goSolar), a turnkey developer of solar projects for a variety of organizations and industry segments. The acquisition, according to EDF, gives it a dedicated unit that focuses on the solar needs of corporate customers. goSolar is involved, the release says, in the engineering,   …Continue Reading


Energy Management Gets Granular with the IoT

Carl Weinschenk

The granularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) makes it arguably the most important fundamental change in the energy management landscape in decades. The key is the ability of the IoT — along with the cloud and big data analytics, two other important new fundamental tools – to burrow deep within a building to find inefficiencies   …Continue Reading


New Energy Management System Reveals Issues & Opportunities

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by EnergyCAP. One month before Jason Laros stepped into the post of city energy manager for Tucson, AZ, the city began an energy management software acquisition process. At the time, the city’s energy office was employing interns to help crunch the numbers on the top 20–30 buildings in spreadsheets. Historical utility   …Continue Reading


BuildingIQ Acquires NorthWrite Energy Management Software

Carl Weinschenk

Energy management software firm BuildingIQ has acquired NorthWrites Inc.’s Energy WorkSite and Facility WorkSite software applications. BuildingIQ says that the applications, which are cloud-based, will be combined with its packaged monitoring-based commissioning services to create a full suite energy information management system. The president of NorthWrite and seven staffers will join BuildingIQ. BuildingIQ says that   …Continue Reading


Distributed Energy Resources: Utilities Are Not Leaving Money on the Table

Ken Silverstein

Want to get a message to your family members? When was the last time you penned a letter, sealed it in an envelop and went to a mailbox? It was probably around the same time that you waited several hours to see the latest, breaking news on the TV as opposed to having it read   …Continue Reading


Schneider Contributes to New T-Mobile Arena

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric this week detailed its work on the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is officially opening today. The company said that it helped design and install a building management system that makes the venue – which is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International – highly automated and energy efficient.   …Continue Reading


Schneider Working on Big Navy Project

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric and the U.S. Navy say that they are working together on infrastructure improvement projects under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the Naval Base Coronado and Naval Base San Clemente Island. The improvements are expected to generate $114 million during the 19-year contract term. The press release says that the project will   …Continue Reading


Energy Managers: Reach Out to the Finance Department

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers have a lot of projects that deserve attention. They need to keep things running smoothly, enhance efficiency and institute programs that in other ways save money or improve processes. They can’t do this alone, however. The first thing that the need is money. And, for money, they have to get people from the   …Continue Reading


Businesses Gradually Embracing Solar Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Last week, National Grid announced that it is establishing an online platform in Rhode Island that will help customers add solar to their energy portfolio. SolarWise Rhode Island, which is part of National Grid’s 2016 Rhode Island Renewable Energy (RE) Growth Program, will be available to residential and business customers when it launches this spring.   …Continue Reading


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