Energy Intensity

Commercial Property Energy Use Down in San Francisco

Carl Weinschenk

The Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance reports that commercial properties in San Francisco are using less energy. The reduction is attributed to conformance with San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance. The report – which was a collaboration by Greenprint and the San Francisco Department of the Environment – found a   …Continue Reading

Ringdale Intros Monitoring and Data Logger

Carl Weinschenk

Ringdale’s CT Energy Monitoring and Data Logger is aimed at energy and facility managers seeking to closely monitor and detect abnormalities in building power. It comes with Ethernet connectivity for single- or three-phase power systems. The platform measures root mean square (RMS) current and voltage. This enables managers to locate energy waste and patterns of   …Continue Reading

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading

Daintree Intros Wireless Sensor for Industrial, Outdoor Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Daintree Networks introduced its WHS100 Wireless Sensor, providing wireless connectivity and an embedded motion control sensor that operates with Daintree’s ControlScope wireless building control. The WHS100 Wireless Sensor works with a range of fixture types, including high-bay, mid-bay, and low-bay luminaires for industrial and warehouse facilities. With a wide operating temperature range and wet location   …Continue Reading

5 Critical Factors to Reduce the Energy Intensity of Operations

Matthew Littlefield

With increasing energy prices, increasing pressure for operational cost reduction and major demographic shifts impacting the political and policy sphere, the focus on effective energy management is only increasing. Industrial companies today are being forced to address this trend and focus on cutting energy consumption wherever possible. To achieve this, visibility into energy expenditures through   …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

OSI Expands Energy Management to 5 Facilities

Linda Hardesty

Global meat processing company OSI has hired Cascade Energy to deepen OSI’s energy efficiency efforts and expand its single-facility pilot program into five additional plants. In 2013, Cascade Energy and OSI launched a pilot program at OSI’s Oakland, Iowa, facility that involved: Setting up an energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting system. Performing a tune   …Continue Reading

University of Texas Engineers Help Marriott with Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

Marriott International is partnering with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to help it reach its goal of reducing energy and water consumption (on an intensity basis) by 20 percent throughout its approximately 1,200 managed properties by 2020. Through the new partnership, UTSA will help Marriott improve its hotels’ ability to collect and   …Continue Reading

ESP/SurgeX Unveils Remote Diagnostics Suite

Linda Hardesty

ESP/SurgeX offers a Remote Diagnostics Suite to monitor, control, and manage the power protection needs of connected equipment, including printers, PCs, AV racks, servers and copiers. The technology can be integrated into existing OEM platforms and future ESP/SurgeX installations. ESP/SurgeX launched its initial IP-enabled product in 2009 and developed cloud-based capabilities in 2011. Additions to   …Continue Reading

How to Achieve Optimum Light Levels

Karen Henry

Too much or not enough light in a building can cause occupants to suffer from headaches and eyestrain. Before investing in expensive retrofits, an article in Buildings recommends that building owners and facility managers measure their light levels to determine if the problem might be simpler, and less expensive, to solve. A light meter is a   …Continue Reading