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Deals & Partnerships

Indoor Farming Company Works on HVAC with PUE 1.0

Linda Hardesty

Indoor Harvest, a developer of commercial grade aeroponic and hydroponic fixtures for indoor agriculture, has executed a letter of intent with PUE 1.0 to design and build an engineered HVAC system for use in building integrated agriculture. Indoor Harvest has also signed a letter of intent with the City of Pasadena, Texas, wherein it will   …Continue Reading


Axiom Energy Becomes GridPoint Channel Partner

Linda Hardesty

Axiom Energy Solutions, a national provider of lighting and energy efficiency systems, has become a partner in GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Axiom will resell and install GridPoint energy management systems to its customers, which include various types of retail sites, hospitals, educational campuses and the hospitality sector. GridPoint’s energy management includes granular submetering and monitoring,   …Continue Reading


CBRE Buys Environmental Systems

Linda Hardesty

Just weeks after announcing it would buy Johnson Controls’ Global WorkPlace Solutions business for $1.4 billion, CBRE Group has acquired Environmental Systems Inc. (ESI), a provider of energy management services in the United States. ESI is providing analytics-driven managed services for over 180 million square feet of facilities at over 2,800 sites. Founded in 1986,   …Continue Reading


Stem Raises $12M

Linda Hardesty

Stem, a US provider of energy storage, raised $12 million in the first tranche of a Series C funding round led by Mitsui. Stem and Mitsui plan to collaborate on Stem’s entry into new markets by leveraging Mitsui’s customer base and sales and marketing resources. Through this investment, Mitsui will gain hands-on experience in the   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Spins Off Energy Management Software

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry announced the sale of its Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) software to Energy Hippo, a company that is run by former McKinstry employees and contractors – many of whom came to McKinstry as part of its acquisition of EEM Suite from Itron in 2010. That purchase coincided with the growth of McKinstry’s work consulting with   …Continue Reading


Intelligent Energy Envisions Universal Wireless Power

Linda Hardesty

The UK company Intelligent Energy purchased the portable fuel cell and disposable fuel cartridge assets of SociĂ©tĂ© Bic, a maker of disposable consumer products. Intelligent Energy paid $13 million and will pay $2 million more once transition services are completed. The acquisition moves the company forward toward the mass-market availability of embedded hydrogen fuel cell   …Continue Reading


GTI Acquires Davis Energy Group

Linda Hardesty

GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), has acquired Davis Energy Group, an energy consulting firm serving residential and commercial markets. Davis Energy has been in business for more than 30 years, with a business portfolio that includes commercial energy efficiency and sustainability consulting and programs; product and system evaluation; building, HVAC, and   …Continue Reading


Opower Teams with Oracle Utilities

Linda Hardesty

Opower is working with Oracle Utilities to enable utilities to integrate Opower’s customer insights into their systems powered by Oracle, and Oracle’s operational insights into Opower’s customer engagement platform. Utilities running both Opower and Oracle Utilities platforms can affect a number of business areas including customer service, energy efficiency, billing, revenue assurance, distribution operations, field service   …Continue Reading


Deco Lighting, Daintree Networks Deliver Wireless-Enabled LED Systems

Linda Hardesty

Deco Lighting has joined forces with Daintree Networks to create an LED Troffer system with a wireless-enabled LED driver to be used with Deco LED fixtures. The Deco Watt Controls Zigbee LED Driver combines a Zigbee-enabled wireless LED module and an LED driver into one device. The driver was developed by Deco Lighting to speed   …Continue Reading


LEED Makes Nice with Living Building Challenge

Linda Hardesty

In the world of rating systems there is a sense of competition, but nevertheless, the US Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge green building system within the LEED green building program. USGBC says it shares common goals with the International Living Future Institute, developers of the   …Continue Reading