The City Energy Project Grows

Carl Weinschenk

A lot of information has been amassed about how communities can cut energy use. Two goals of the CEP are to make sure that data is effectively implemented and shared.

Denver May Track Building Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

The Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness subcommittee moved forward with an ordinance that would require commercial and multifamily buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to measure and report energy use, according to Denverite. The proposal is slated for a vote of the full city council on Dec. 19. The story says that   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

Carl Weinschenk

LEED, the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM are important because they save energy, improve owners’ images and allow higher rents to be charged. Energy managers are on the front lines of implementation.

Goby and EnerNOC Partner

Carl Weinschenk

Goby and EnerNOC have entered into a strategic partnership. EnerNOC is an energy intelligence software firm, while Goby provides smart analytic platforms for commercial real estate. Under the agreement, EnerNOC will sell Goby’s sustainability and reporting capabilities. Goby, in turn, will resell EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software packages and leverage its reverse auction platform capabilities. The   …Continue Reading

Audits Key to Efficient Farming

Carl Weinschenk

The good news is that there are many ways to improve performance in agricultural settings. All the farmers have to do is find them.

The Thread Group Expands to Commercial and Professional Buildings

Carl Weinschenk

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge potential to benefit commercial structures. It can drive energy efficiency by more closely controlling when systems are on and off and reporting usage in a more granular manner.   Thread is one of the initiatives aimed at creating a networking standards that make these advances possible. Earlier this   …Continue Reading

The Evolution of Whole Building Interval Data

Carl Weinschenk

The data always has been there. New tools – many of them online – are making collection and sophisticated analysis quicker and less expensive.

Carbon Disclosure Project Recognizes Yahoo!

Ken Silverstein

The Carbon Disclosure Project, which evaluates companies based on their efforts to fight climate change, has recognized Yahoo as one of its leaders. According to the project, it has set meaningful targets and then verified its outcomes.

Energy Management Information System Implementations Must Be Supported, Carefully Planned

Carl Weinschenk

These systems are inherently complex and in many cases expensive. Identifying and working through these issues will make big benefits much more likely.

Augury Inks Deal with LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing

Carl Weinschenk

Augury, a company that uses Internet of Things (IoT) and big data technology to improve building operations, has announced a deal with LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing of Kansas City. The press release says that Augury will provide its technology to LBA’s clients. The HVAC firm will use Its Auguscope to “listen” to equipment   …Continue Reading