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
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 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 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
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.
Many approaches to gathering energy data from buildings and the equipment running within them are available. The challenge is finding ways to benefit from the mountain of data that is created. Ways must be found to use the data to build business cases and be understood by the C-level executives who ultimately must sign off on projects.
The benefits of energy efficiency – and the software that increases effectiveness of such efforts — are obvious. That’s why it seems strange that getting organizations to adopt even simple measures is a struggle.
Canadian food retailer Longo Brothers Fruit Markets has purchased EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software.
Building management systems, energy management systems and similar software-based tools and platforms clearly create efficiencies and save money. The ways in which they do this are growing more innovative. It’s all good.