Energy Management System

EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

A three-year Europe-wide Smart Campus project targeted energy efficiency in non-residential university buildings and reached a 30 percent energy savings. Smart Campus was funded by the European Commission, and used Enoro’s centralized meter data management Generis to collect the energy consumption data from the pilot campuses, validate it and provide the campuses with feedback on   …Continue Reading


SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls

Linda Hardesty

SustainCo, through its operating group VCI Controls, has been awarded a contract worth over $575,000 by Dependable Mechanical Systems. Work has commenced for energy management controls for Phase II of the redevelopment of Kipling Acres Homes for the Aged, a City of Toronto property. SustainCo had previously completed work on Phase I and has been   …Continue Reading


Raritan Does Hotel Energy Management via Data Center

Karen Henry

Raritan has helped Choice Hotels, the parent company of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, EconoLodge and Cambria Suites, transition to a “lights out” data center. Raritan was charged with creating a data center management system that could be deployed with no disruption to Choice Hotel’s 24-hour reservation systems, provide reliable power delivery and include an easy-to-use,   …Continue Reading


Lutron Does Energy Management for Hotels in Middle East

Linda Hardesty

Lutron is launching its lighting, temperature and shading controls – myRoom – for the Middle East hotel industry. Lutron works with major hotel groups, providing control systems for guestrooms, public areas, restaurants and amenities such as spas and conference facilities, as well as back of house. Lutron’s technologoy uses guest presence detection to save energy   …Continue Reading


5 Tips to Get Your CFO to Buy into Energy Management

Karen Henry

According to a 2014 survey by the Aberdeen Group, measuring return on investment (ROI), competing for resources with other projects, getting operational-level employee support and getting approval from senior management are the most common challenges associated with justifying energy management initiatives. Dexma Energy Management has provided five tips for facility managers looking to get buy-in   …Continue Reading


Shift Energy System ‘Sits On Top Of’ Other Building Management Systems

Linda Hardesty

Shift Energy’s Energy Optimization System (EOS) sits on top of an existing Building Management System (BMS), taking into account weather forecasts, occupancy comfort, space requirements, energy trend, demand response and many other factors. The process analyzes over 5,000 variables, constantly evaluating them with 16 patent-pending algorithms. An optimization plan is then send back to the   …Continue Reading


Grocer Deploys EnerNOC Energy Management at 163 Stores

Linda Hardesty

Supermarket retailer Weis Markets will use EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software (EIS) across its entire chain of 163 stores located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. To rein in costs, Weis Markets initially deployed EnerNOC’s EIS at 20 of its more energy intensive stores in 2012. By using EnerNOC’s software analytics, Weis Markets’   …Continue Reading


General Dynamics Works with Utility to Reduce 2M kWh Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Engineers with General Dynamics Mission Systems are teaming up with the utility Eversource Energy to improve the energy efficiency at the company’s 870,000-sq-foot facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The two companies began work last fall, developing and implementing a multi-year plan to reduce the energy used for lighting, heating and cooling operations at the facility by   …Continue Reading


Kaman Creates New Brand Offering Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Kaman Corporation launched a new brand, Kaman Automation, Control & Energy to serve original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants and infrastructure facilities throughout the world. Kaman AC&E has been created through existing resources from within Kaman, including its bearing and power transmission business, Minarik Corporation which operates its motion & control business, and KIT Zeller,   …Continue Reading


Planned HVAC Maintenance Adds Up to Big Savings for Retailers

Karen Henry

Proactive HVAC equipment maintenance drives energy savings and provides a faster return on investment, according to an article in the May 2015 issue of Siemens’ Spark: Insights on Energy Management for Retail. Proper maintenance of HVAC systems requires careful planning and forward thinking. Retail organizations that have implemented comprehensive planned and predictive maintenance programs show   …Continue Reading