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Deals & Partnerships

SunTrac, KMC Form Joint Venture for Solar HVAC

Linda Hardesty

SunTrac Solar and KMC Controls announced a joint venture in which KMC will be the exclusive manufacturer of private-label equipment controls for SunTrac. SunTrac’s solar-assisted air conditioning uses solar energy to allow air-conditioning systems to operate more efficiently. It combines an A/C system with a solar collector panel system that generates thermal energy, which is   …Continue Reading


Urjanet Wins Contract with SchoolDude

Linda Hardesty

SchoolDude will leverage Urjanet’s energy data to support more than 6,000 educational institutions’ energy management initiatives. SchoolDude helps institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations by streamlining IT help desk management, scheduling preventive maintenance and maximizing facility use and utility consumption. Urjanet’s Big Energy Data services automate the collection, normalization and delivery of data   …Continue Reading


EnerNOC Buys Utility Bill Management Firm

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC has entered into an agreement to acquire EnTech, a provider of global utility bill management  software. EnTech says 50 enterprises, including companies in telecommunications, consumer products, banking, and auto manufacturing use its utility bill software. EnerNOC says the acquisition is consistent with its strategy to diversify beyond demand response. EnTech generates about $10 million   …Continue Reading


Nest, ComEd Partner to Offer Energy Rebates

Linda Hardesty

ComEd is partnering with Nest Labs to offer up to $140 in rebates for Illinois residential customers who purchase a Nest Learning Thermostat and participate in ComEd’s demand response program. In January, Google announced it was purchasing Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Although Nest thermostats are for residential customers, the concept is likely to be   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Saves New Hope, Minn., $96,000

Energy Manager Today Staff

The City of New Hope,  Minn., has saved $96,381 in utility costs after just one year of energy upgrades as part of a guaranteed energy savings agreement with construction firm McKinstry, reports The Sun Post. The city entered the savings agreement in 2011 as part of a $4.4 million project aimed at reducing its energy usage. McKinstry guaranteed   …Continue Reading


3M, SGI, Intel Demo Immersion Cooling for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

3M announced the implementation of a supercomputer developed in collaboration with Intel and SGI that uses a two-phase immersion cooling technology pioneered by 3M. In the proof-of-concept, SGI’s ICE X supercomputer and Intel’s Xeon processor E5-2600 hardware are placed directly into 3M’s Novec Engineered Fluid. The fluid is a dielectric that keeps the hardware cooled   …Continue Reading


Accenture, Siemens Form Smart Grid JV

Linda Hardesty

Accenture and Siemens have formed a joint venture company called OMNETRIC Group, which will bring together Siemens’ smart grid products with Accenture’s technology consulting and systems integration. The JV will provide utilities with smart grid services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency and grid operations. OMNETRIC Group is headquartered in   …Continue Reading


Schneider, Ramco Target Cement Industry for Energy Optimization

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s new strategic partnership with Ramco Systems will focus on optimization of kiln and mill operations of cement customers. Ramco’s OPTIMA software will support increased production volumes, promote the uptake of alternative fuels and support human operators to make the best decisions for operating conditions. Schneider Electric says its software for the cement industry   …Continue Reading


SRA Provides IT Support for Portfolio Manager

Linda Hardesty

IT provider SRA International was awarded a contract to provide IT support to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) Energy Star program. The five-year agreement is valued at $38 million if all options are exercised. The Energy Star program systems maintained by SRA enable submission of certified Energy Star products from   …Continue Reading


AOBA Alliance Extends Contract with Constellation

Linda Hardesty

The AOBA Alliance, a subsidiary of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), extended its energy services supplier agreement with Constellation through 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, AOBA Alliance participants located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania have access to competitive electricity and natural gas supply, as   …Continue Reading


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