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Trane Develops Wireless Building Controls

Linda Hardesty

Trane now offers Air-Fi wireless technology for building controls, replacing the need for wired building controls, which can fail when wires are cut, disconnected or damaged. Air-Fi features self-repairing mesh technology with redundant signal paths to help prevent communication failures. Trane offers a typical 200-foot indoor signal range, with up to four times the number   …Continue Reading


OSRAM SYLVANIA Creates Wireless Version of its Lighting Management System

Linda Hardesty

OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched a wireless version of its Encelium Energy Management System, designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations. The lighting control system is based on the ZigBee Pro network stack and includes wireless managers, sensors, control modules for attaching to light fixtures, and wallstations. The wireless EMS is being installed at the   …Continue Reading


Energy Management Combined with Security for Businesses

Linda Hardesty

GridPoint executed an agreement with the security company ADT to provide a complementary portfolio of security and energy management offerings to commercial and small business customers. GridPoint’s energy management includes granular submetering and monitoring, control, cloud-based software and professional services that generate energy, operational and maintenance savings up to 30 percent. GridPoint’s extensive data set   …Continue Reading


Power TakeOff Selects Urjanet for Automated Utility Data

Linda Hardesty

Power TakeOff, a provider of interval energy data monitoring, analysis and reporting, will use Urjanet data, sourced from over 1,400 utilities worldwide, to expand its service offerings and simplify utility data acquisition. According to Power TakeOff, with over 47,000 utility rate structures in the United States and thousands of bill formats, it’s a challenge for   …Continue Reading


BuildingIQ Uses MathWorks to Develop Energy Optimization Algorithms

Linda Hardesty

BuildingIQ engineers have developed Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO), a cloud-based software platform that reduces HVAC energy consumption in large-scale buildings by 10-25 percent during normal operation, according to the company. BuildingIQ used data analytics capabilities from MathWorks for its proactive, predictive algorithms for HVAC energy optimization. The BuildingIQ team used MathWorks MATLAB algorithms integrated in a production   …Continue Reading


Singapore Resort Increases Margins with Energy Efficiency Efforts

Karen Henry

Installing key-card-based energy management systems in hotels result in energy reductions between 20 and 30 percent. According to a Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) blog post, this only scratches the surface of the money-saving potential that the hotel and hospitality industry can achieve through energy efficiency retrofits. To illustrate the effectiveness of comprehensive energy retrofit efforts,   …Continue Reading


Mitsubishi Electric Pairs Building Controls with Integration Services

Karen Henry

Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division has launched the Diamond Controls Solutions and the DC-600E Integration Controller. These products pair building controls with customer service from Mitsubishi Electric’s Professional Solutions Group (PSG). PSG is involved in every step of the integration process, including design, programming, installation, training and follow-up. The Diamond Controls Solutions product-services   …Continue Reading


Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

Linda Hardesty

An un-named Connecticut firm recently licensed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Volttron software platform for managing building energy use, according to the PNNL. The open source software was created to meet the need to integrate renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles into building energy systems. Volttron lets users take advantage of the ever-increasing number   …Continue Reading


SkyCentrics on Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

SkyCentrics‘ CEO talks about how the company’s Wi-Fi monitoring technology via sensors helps buildings save money.


GridPoint, EnerNOC Offer Joint Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC and GridPoint created a partnership to offer the commercial market a comprehensive energy management solution. EnerNOC will be able to provide its customers with more granular submetering and monitoring and further automate energy reduction plans, while GridPoint customers will be able to leverage EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software to buy energy at the best possible   …Continue Reading


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