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Navigant: Big Growth Ahead for BMSes

Carl Weinschenk

Navigant Research has released projections for intelligent building software, services and hardware. The key finding is that worldwide building data integration revenue will grow from $89.9 million this year to $971.3 million in 2025. The press release says that while there is tremendous potential in using data to improve energy and operational efficiencies, challenges remain   …Continue Reading


Utility Data Aggregation: How to Take the Best Approach

Jennifer Hermes

Energy services and software providers tend to perform a variety of strategic activities, including performing building audits, evaluating peak demand, implementing energy efficiency products for customers, qualifying customers’ risks in deregulated energy markets, creating detailed energy reports, etc. All of these activities have one, rather cumbersome thing in common: they require the aggregation of utility data, and manual approaches are inefficient and   …Continue Reading


Unico Using EnerNOC Platform

Carl Weinschenk

Energy intelligence software company EnerNOC announced today that Unico Properties, a real estate investment and operating company, has purchased its platform for 19 sites that it manages. The release says that Unico will use the platform to increase net operating income, reach sustainability goal and meet compliance obligations. The release says that the benchmarking, reporting   …Continue Reading


Bristol, CT, Installing EMS in City Hall

Carl Weinschenk

Bristol (CT) is installing an energy management system (EMS) next month in City Hall, according to The Bristol Press. The story says that the Budderfly system will monitor usage and enable employees to see usage patterns, including spikes and potentially malfunctioning gear. The story says that a lot of the equipment in the building date   …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


Boston University Energy Management Seminar: Intelligent Buildings Vital

Carl Weinschenk

Structuring building electronics in a way that enables hourly measurements of energy use is a key step toward creating intelligent buildings that fight climate change, said a panelist at a seminar this week sponsored by the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE). The report on the seminar at The Daily Free Press – the   …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


Can the IoT Power Motor Health and Efficiency?

Carl Weinschenk

ABB Motors and Generators’ Tom Bertheau describes smart sensor platforms that the company is deploying quite simply: They are, he said, “fitbits for motors.” The parallel to fitbits — wearable devices that monitor the amount of energy expended during exercise or daily activities — seems apt. Both are made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT),   …Continue Reading


How to Simplify Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws

Jennifer Hermes

The upcoming deadlines for local building energy benchmarking and transparency laws makes this a busy time of year for building owners. The laws aim to reduce energy consumption (and environmental and financial costs as a result) in the building sector. These are local laws, so they differ from one city to the next, but they   …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


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