Energy Management System

Update: Orlando Passes on Electric, Water Use Reporting…For Now

Carl Weinschenk

Earlier this week, Energy Manager Today blogged on issues related to municipalities’ moves to require buildings to report their energy usage. One of the cities cited was Orlando, FL, which is considering such a measure. Last night, the Orlando City Council voted to delay taking action on the measure, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The   …Continue Reading

Are Energy Reporting Requirements a Slippery Slope?

Carl Weinschenk

Making building owners report energy usage leads to more efficiency. But how big a step is it toward mandating changes?

The Smart Building Landscape is Evolving Quickly

Carl Weinschenk

Smart building technology is complex, but the bottom line is clear: The opportunities to cut costs and improve building performance are growing

Schneider Electric, Honeywell Named Navigant’s Top BEMS Vendors

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric and Honeywell were named the top intelligent building software solution providers by Navigant Research. The firm looked at 15 vendors in the building energy management systems (BEMS) sector. The press release says that these systems differ significantly though they exist under the same umbrella. The report – “Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Building Energy   …Continue Reading

Spring Hill Gets Matching Grant from TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation

Carl Weinschenk

Spring Hill has received an energy grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for a number of energy efficiency projects. The city was awarded $26,409.78 for projects including reduction of dangerous emissions and energy efficiency upgrades. The money will be used to reduce electricity and HVAC consumption at the Spring Hill Water   …Continue Reading

Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today has opened its submission period for the 2016 Energy Manager Today Awards. Products that help companies improve energy management are eligible for a Product of the Year Award. Companies that implement projects that successfully improve energy management metrics can submit the project for a Project of the Year Award.   As companies know, the   …Continue Reading

LEDs are Good. Smart Lights are Better

Carl Weinschenk

Smart lighting goes way beyond simple LEDs by providing actionable data on building performance. The next step is for facilities to use the technology to deeply integrate with the municipal and residential sectors.

Schneider Electric Tabbed for New NYC Building

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric has been selected by the L&L Holding Company to provide intelligent building management technology to an office tower that is being built at 390 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY. A number of systems will be incorporated into the 32-floor, 900,000 square-foot building. One of these is Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxture building management system (BMS).   …Continue Reading

BuildingIQ Makes 2 Moves

Carl Weinschenk

  BuildingIQ has launched its 5i platform. The company says that it is designed for use at any stage of a building’s life cycle. It is built on five pillars, the company says: data capture analysis; advanced metering; measurement and verification; closed loop predictive control and human analysis. BuildingIQ also announced this week that it   …Continue Reading

Are You Sure Your Building Is Running Efficiently?

Carl Weinschenk

Organizations spend a lot of money deploying energy efficiency systems and “tuning” buildings to peak efficiency. These, of course, are good steps to take. In a sense, though, they are just the beginning.