Energy Management System

The Thread Group Expands to Commercial and Professional Buildings

Carl Weinschenk

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge potential to benefit commercial structures. It can drive energy efficiency by more closely controlling when systems are on and off and reporting usage in a more granular manner.   Thread is one of the initiatives aimed at creating a networking standards that make these advances possible. Earlier this   …Continue Reading


The Evolution of Whole Building Interval Data

Carl Weinschenk

The data always has been there. New tools – many of them online – are making collection and sophisticated analysis quicker and less expensive.


Energy Management Information System Implementations Must Be Supported, Carefully Planned

Carl Weinschenk

These systems are inherently complex and in many cases expensive. Identifying and working through these issues will make big benefits much more likely.


Schneider Electric Unveils Continuous Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric today introduced Continuous Efficiency, which it says is a suite of managed services and software that combine onsite and remote tools. The key components of the package include assets aimed at data acquisition and quality; remote analytics and optimization; software visualization and onsite consulting, according to the press release. The release says that   …Continue Reading


Dissecting the Data Revolution

Carl Weinschenk

Organizations want more data. But why is this, exactly? What are the best ways for energy managers to put the data to work?


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