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The Lowest Hanging Fruit: Saving Energy By Finding Easily Fixed Problems

Carl Weinschenk

Organizations interested in the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficiency go to great lengths to reduce consumption. Some approaches – such as LED retrofits – are relatively easy. Others, such as the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) — are more intensive and carry a steeper price tag. What about just turning off and disconnecting the things that shouldn’t be turned on?


Energy Efficiency is Gaining a Seat at the Corporate Table

Carl Weinschenk

The benefits of energy efficiency – and the software that increases effectiveness of such efforts — are obvious. That’s why it seems strange that getting organizations to adopt even simple measures is a struggle.


Pittsburgh Excels in the 2030 Challenge

Carl Weinschenk

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city that sits at the confluence of three great rivers. It is home to three storied professional sports teams and several great universities. It also is the leading city in the Green Building Alliance’s 2030 Challenge.


For Data Centers, Knowledge is (a Tool to Reduce Consumption of) Power

Carl Weinschenk

Data centers get an oversized amount of attention because they use an oversized amount of energy. It’s been that way for a while, and will continue to be so. Increasingly, sophisticated measurement and management of what actually is happening in the data center is the key to reducing energy use and increasing efficiency.


Longo Brothers Buy EnerNOC Software

Carl Weinschenk

Canadian food retailer Longo Brothers Fruit Markets has purchased EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software.


CoStar, DoE Making Energy Data More Accessible

Carl Weinschenk

The CoStar Group last week announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) that will make far more information about commercial and industrial buildings’ energy efficiency easily accessible.


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.