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Retroficiency Analyzes Data From Any Meter

Linda Hardesty

Retroficiency unveiled a new Building Efficiency Intelligence (BEI) platform for utilities and program administrators to gain insights from any meter, customer or business data source. The new platform release incorporates a data-driven approach at each phase of the program delivery process. Utilities and program administrators can now merge deep meter analytics with customer and business data   …Continue Reading

Rutgers Saves $1M in 2 Years with Energy Monitoring

Linda Hardesty

A program of continuous energy oversight for the chiller plant, boiler and cogeneration plant at the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has resulted in $1,155,000 in savings in its first two years of operation. The RBHS facility is a district energy plant that provides utilities to Rutgers RBHS and University Hospital   …Continue Reading

GridPoint Boosts Energy Management with MicroStrategy

Linda Hardesty

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, is powering a more robust energy management platform for GridPoint. The collaboration enables GridPoint to boost enterprise-wide energy analytics within its cloud-based software system. Incorporating the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform into GridPoint Energy Manager will allow customers to visualize asset-level data collected through GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring activities across a   …Continue Reading

New York Launches Energy Monitoring Hub

Linda Hardesty

New York State launched an energy management network operations center, which will provide public facilities with real-time data on their energy use. Dubbed the NY Energy Manager (NYEM), the center is located at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. The NYEM is being deployed and managed by the   …Continue Reading

Honeywell Integrates LEED Dynamic Plaque

Linda Hardesty

The US Green Building Council is integrating its new LEED Dynamic Plaque near-real-time monitoring tool with building automation technology from Honeywell. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED   …Continue Reading

Building Energy Management Software Market Grows to $514M by 2019, Says Verdantix

Linda Hardesty

In the period to 2019, the building energy management software market will grow at an annual rate of up to 15 percent, according to a new report from analyst firm Verdantix. The report, Building Energy Management Software Market Size and Forecast 2013-2019, shows that firms in the retail, consumer products and business sectors in Germany,   …Continue Reading

DOE’s Process for Licensing Energy Management Software is ‘Fragmented,’ Says IG

Linda Hardesty

The Inspector General for the Department of Energy says the agency is not adequately managing its software licensing process, including software for energy management, reports FEDWeek. The IG said employees routinely overpaid for software licenses and were not doing a good job of keeping an inventory of purchased software. FEDWeek reports that purchase data on   …Continue Reading

Texas Battles EPA on Carbon Emissions Rules

Devon Bass

Representatives and officials from the state of Texas are pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new federal standards to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, saying that they will disproportionately affect the state and that the new guidelines might be out of compliance with previously-passed legislation. In an ongoing effort by the Obama administration   …Continue Reading

McKinstry Conducts $10M Energy Efficiency Project for CU-Boulder

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry is conducting an energy efficiency project for the University of Colorado Boulder that will save the university an estimated $573,000 annually. Construction of the project began in September and addresses updates to the MacAllister Building. A technical energy audit performed by McKinstry in early 2014 revealed several opportunities for energy saving measures, including new   …Continue Reading

Trane Upgrades Building Automation System

Linda Hardesty

Trane now offers its BAS R’newal building controls upgrade program to help update existing Building Automation Systems (BAS). R’newal provides a migration plan to improve the functionality of an aging system, allowing facility managers to take advantage of new technologies, like open systems with mobile access, wireless communication and Web-enabled remote access. Trane has created   …Continue Reading

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