Energy Management System

Zen Ecosystems Introduces Zen HQ

Carl Weinschenk

Zen HQ is an energy management tool aimed at organizations with multiple locations. The platform, which is from Zen Ecosystems, is said by the company to facilitate savings of 30 percent. Elements of the platform are intuitive scheduling, lockout controls, alerting capability and the ability to help organization participate in demand response programs. The press   …Continue Reading

From Analytics to Action: Moving to the Autonomous Building

Dan Kubala

The phrase, “Don’t bring me problems – bring me solutions,” is a typical response managers may give employees when encouraging them to think for themselves.  The same sentiment holds true for many retailers and other light commercial building owners when dealing with the energy management systems controlling their facilities. Much attention in the energy industry   …Continue Reading

GE Power Providing Software to New York State

Carl Weinschenk

GE Power will provide the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) with software that will monitor, analyze and enhance its operating capabilities across its 16 generating facilities and the electricity transmission network, according to GE. The move is part of a five-year initiative by the NYPA. The goal is to improve efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness,   …Continue Reading

SmartSensor Uses LoRa Long Distance Wireless

Carl Weinschenk

SmartSensor Labs is offering what it describes as “a highly granular energy management solution” that aims to provide device- and plant-level ROI. The press release says that SmartSensor will provide data on precisely how much energy a device is consuming. The sensor, the release says, is self-powered by the magnetic field and therefore needs no   …Continue Reading

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