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National Lab Creates ‘Autotune’ Building Modeling Software

Linda Hardesty

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing software that will automatically calibrate models for simulating building energy use. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) uses computer simulations to estimate energy use and guide the design of new buildings and energy retrofits. Up to 3,000 parameters may be specified when modeling a building’s energy use. Over the last   …Continue Reading

PPC Partners with Enerit for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

PPC signed a partner agreement with energy management company Enerit to offer clients an energy management-as-a-service model based upon the ISO 50001 energy management system standard. PPC will offer the EMneXus suite of energy management services for industry and public sector clients. EMneXus combines PPC’s corporate energy management and analysis expertise with Enerit’s energy management   …Continue Reading

Energy Management Works with Building Scheduling Software

Linda Hardesty

Crestron released its Fusion 10 enterprise building management software, which provides room utilization statistics and energy reports, including peak energy consumed in the room. Crestron Fusion 10 can also gather historical reporting for meetings that were set up even before Crestron Fusion 10 was installed. If meeting rooms were selected using popular calendar programs such   …Continue Reading

Health Center Saves $150,000 Annually via ESPC

Linda Hardesty

SourceOne, an energy management firm managed by Veolia North America, completed a boiler decentralization project for The Dimock Center, a non-profit community health services organization located in Roxbury, Mass. SourceOne first conducted a campus-wide energy audit. After identifying the existing central steam plant as a strategic energy and cost saving opportunity, SourceOne presented several options   …Continue Reading

3,000 Facilities Use Ecova, Verisae’s Energy Monitoring

Linda Hardesty

Ecova and Verisae say nearly 3,000 client facilities have started using the companies’ enhanced Continuous Monitoring software since they kicked off a partnership in the second quarter of 2014. Clients include grocery chains and medium- and big-box retailers, such as JCPenney. Continuous Monitoring combines Verisae’s Software as a Service with Ecova’s Operations Control Center. The software   …Continue Reading

Smart Grid Research Center Opens

Karen Henry

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin joined representatives from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), ComEd, Silver Spring Networks and West Monroe Partners at the dedication of the Center for Smart Grid Application, Research and Technology (CSMART). CSMART is dedicated to researching, testing and analyzing the latest smart grid and smart city technology innovations in a real-world environment.   …Continue Reading

World Energy Named ‘Approved Contractor’ by Mass. Utility

Linda Hardesty

World Energy Solutions has been selected by Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) as an approved contractor within its Project Expeditor energy efficiency program. The program is designed to help mid-size and large businesses with average monthly demand of over 300 kW to reduce energy costs through the implementation of energy efficiency measures. World Energy is   …Continue Reading

GSA Evaluates BuildingIQ Software at 2 Locations

Linda Hardesty

BuildingIQ says its Predictive Energy Optimization software has been chosen by the US General Services Administration (GSA) for its Green Proving Ground Program, which aims to help government buildings move one step closer to net-zero-energy classification. GSA will implement BuildingIQ’s software, through the Green Proving Ground Program, at its Jacksonville, Fla., and Dayton, Ohio, host   …Continue Reading

Health Facility Uses GE Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business and AutomaTech have created FacilityConneX, a facilities management software for asset monitoring, predictive intelligence, continuous energy management and equipment optimization. FacilityConneX helps facility managers make better sense of vast amounts of data that comes from their facility operations and industrial equipment. Real-time mobile access to the data allows users to monitor   …Continue Reading

Update to District Heating System Part of $40M Project

Linda Hardesty

UMass Dartmouth hired NORESCO for a $40 million infrastructure upgrade, which is being financed by the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). When complete, the upgrades are estimated to save the college $2.9 million annually, reports South Coast Today. The energy contract includes the installation of building management controls, lighting and water   …Continue Reading

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