Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading

Energy Intelligence on a Smart Watch’s Small Screen

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC has installed its energy intelligence software on the tiny screen of a smart watch. The company developed a proof-of-concept on a Samsung Gear S smart watch during an EnerNOC hack-a-thon last year and has been testing and refining it since, according to the company’s blog. The watch shows energy consumption over a 24-hour period   …Continue Reading

Optimizing Set Points, Equipment Controls Saves 6% in Energy

Linda Hardesty

SmartWatt Energy completed an energy upgrade project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. Prior to the energy efficiency project, the manufacturer’s facilities consumed over 13 million kWh per year. After the installation of an energy management system and program to optimize set points, sequences and operating schedules of equipment, electric   …Continue Reading

Arizona City Selects EnergyCAP for Utility Tracking

Linda Hardesty

The City of Chandler, Arizona, has selected EnergyCAP software for its new utility tracking system after a formal competitive bid process. With EnergyCAP, the City will improve bill-processing efficiency, manage and analyze utility data, identify energy and cost savings, and document the benefits of energy conservation efforts. In addition to tracking 2,300 electric, gas and   …Continue Reading

Ecova Survey Lists Top Energy Management Providers

Linda Hardesty

According to an Ecova survey of nearly 200 multi-site companies across multiple industries, 82 percent have energy management systems (EMS) installed at some or all of their facilities, while 68 percent have systems installed at over half of their facilities, which is a substantial increase from 45 percent in 2013. Ecova’s report “EMS Survey Analysis,   …Continue Reading

Truly Transparent Benchmarking Data

Linda Hardesty

Since 2009, New York Local Law 84 mandates that owners of New York City’s large buildings submit benchmarking reports of their energy and water use. Now, the New York City non-profit Urban Green Council is taking the city’s energy benchmarking data and organizing it into a user-friendly website – Metered New York. Although the benchmarking   …Continue Reading

It’s Going to Take Time to Implement Tenant Star

Linda Hardesty

In April President Obama signed Senate Bill 535 – the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act – which, among other things, establishes a voluntary Tenant Star program to promote energy efficiency in rental property. Mahesh Tharoor, VP of Energy and Sustainability with Transwestern Sustainability Services, describes the process for Tenant Star to get off the ground. First, the Department   …Continue Reading

Schneider Targets Smaller Healthcare Facilities for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric says its SmartStruxure Lite building automation system is tailored for the needs of outpatient healthcare facilities to achieve energy efficiency goals. In early 2014, Schneider first launched SmartStruxure Lite as a building management system designed for small- and medium-sized buildings less than 100,000 square feet, including retail stores, offices, hotels, schools and healthcare   …Continue Reading

Historic Athletic Club to Undergo $2.4M Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Karen Henry

The historic Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) will be undergoing a $2.4 million energy efficiency retrofit as part of the city’s Set the PACE St. Louis clean-energy financing program. The project is projected to provide $200,000 per year in energy savings. Property improvements for the 100-year-old clubhouse will include lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning   …Continue Reading

13 Companies Each Earn ENERGY STAR for 150 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized 13 companies that each earned ENERGY STAR certification for at least 150 facilities last year. Collectively, these 13 ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers saved $562 million on their utility bills. The ENERGY STAR Top Certifiers with number of buildings certified in 2014 are: Cenergistic, 490 CBRE, 420 Goby, 346 Target   …Continue Reading