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Utilities Reaching Out Through Analytics

Carl Weinschenk

Building management systems, energy management systems and similar software-based tools and platforms clearly create efficiencies and save money. The ways in which they do this are growing more innovative. It’s all good.


India Launches Net-Zero Building Portal

Carl Weinschenk

The Indian Power Ministry, with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched the country’s first Web portal aimed at net-zero energy use in buildings.


Capegemini, Siemens Working on Analytics Platform

Carl Weinschenk

Capegemini and Siemens Building Technologies Division are working on a cloud-based services platform that will offer asset management and analytics capabilities. The companies say that the partnership will add the functionality to the Web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform. The press release from Capegemini says that the platform has avoided release of 10.5 million tons   …Continue Reading


Turning Data into Knowledge–and Action

Carl Weinschenk

Mountains of data are becoming available to energy managers. The challenge is processing and displaying it all in ways that make the goals – increasing efficiency and saving money – more likely to be realized.


Affordable Housing Pushes Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the biggest mover in energy efficiency in the multi-family dwelling unit sector is housing for people with low incomes.


ZigBee Alliance Adds Members

Carl Weinschenk

One of the biggest issues surrounding the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in energy management – or anywhere else – is how best to ferry signals from place to place. Wireless, of course, is key to this since in many cases the sensors are in difficult or impossible to reach places. The related next   …Continue Reading


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


It’s Check-In Time for Hotel Energy and Water Management

Carl Weinschenk

From an energy efficiency standpoint, hotels seem to have much in common with office buildings. And they indeed do: Hotels and office buildings generally are large structures that often are managed in portfolios. Increasing energy efficiency at a hotel involves many of the same technical steps as doing so in an office. But there are significant differences. MACH   …Continue Reading


DoE Launches Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

Carl Weinschenk

The Department of Energy (DoE) last week launched the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign. The goal, the DoE says, is to increase adoption of Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) by commercial building owners and operators. Even if operating correctly at a given point, buildings can quickly go “out of tune.” EMIS systems use analytics to   …Continue Reading


The Very Different Job of Managing Energy Across a Building Portfolio

Carl Weinschenk

Managers charged with overseeing energy requirements across a portfolio of buildings face a very different challenge than those responsible for a single structure.


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