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California Resort Saves More than $300,000 in Energy Costs

Karen Henry

Infrastructure upgrades at Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California, have generated first-year energy and operational savings of more than $540,000, including nearly $343,000 in energy costs and $203,000 in operational costs. The resort also gained an additional $500,000 in one-time rebates from electrical and gas companies. In recognition of the resort’s commitment to   …Continue Reading


Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Karen Henry

Data center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center. Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Decathlon monitors the control room   …Continue Reading


Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Karen Henry

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing a series of energy improvements, Kaiser has saved 6.9 million   …Continue Reading


190 Michigan Nonprofits Get Energy Efficiency Benefits

Linda Hardesty

About 190 nonprofit groups throughout Michigan will pay $350,000 less for energy next year after Consumers Energy provides them with energy-efficient upgrades for free. The nonprofits are receiving free installations of energy-saving items such as LED lights and programmable thermostats, financial incentives or free energy assessments to help them reduce their energy usage. Most of the   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficient Building Technologies Market to Reach $623 Billion by 2023

Karen Henry

The market for energy efficient building technologies today is $307.3 billion and is expected to grow to $623 billion by 2023. A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial building energy efficient products and services, including global market forecasts for revenue through 2023. The building industry is on a long-term path   …Continue Reading


FirstFuel’s Remote Building Assessment Named Project of the Year by the DoD

Karen Henry

FirstFuel Software’s Remote Building Assessment project with the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been named Project of the Year in the Energy and Water category by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). The FirstFuel project was selected from a pool of more than 65 ongoing or recently completed energy projects. The ESTCP chose FirstFuel to guide the   …Continue Reading


Self-Learning Building Management System Used in 8 Buildings

Linda Hardesty

An Italian company Selex ES has worked with Columbia University and New York City-based Rudin Management to create a self-learning building and energy management system – Digital Building Operating System (Di-BOSS). John Gilbert, chief operating officer and EVP with Rudin Management, said DiBOSS is installed in eight of Rudin’s buildings, totaling roughly six million square   …Continue Reading


NYPA, SUNY Complete Energy Efficiency Projects

Karen Henry

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed energy efficiency projects at two State University of New York (SUNY) campuses—the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University—that will save a combined $1.4 million in annual energy costs. The $27 million in upgrades were carried out under Gov. Cuomo’s Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative   …Continue Reading


A Look at the Peer-to-Peer Energy Benchmarking Process

Karen Henry

By gathering benchmark data, WegoWise helps building managers see how their buildings are performing compared to other, similar buildings so that they can prioritize energy retrofits. The Energy Collective summarized how WegoWise developed its peer-to-peer energy benchmarks. First, WegoWise uses the DOE’s “Guide to Determining Climate Regions by Country” to filter buildings based on climate zone.   …Continue Reading


Energy Fixes Help Brooklyn Co-op Save More than $200K

Karen Henry

Manhattan-based sustainability consulting firm Steven Winter Associates helped Concord Village, a seven building, 1,025-unit cooperative in downtown Brooklyn identify and implement energy-savings measures that resulted in more than $200,000 in savings in the first year, Habitat Magazine reports. Steven Winter started by conducting an energy audit to see how much energy the co-op was using   …Continue Reading


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