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San Antonio Macy’s Store Showcases Better Buildings Challenge Measures

Linda Hardesty

Through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, Macy’s has committed to reduce its energy use by 20 percent across its entire building portfolio by 2020. At Macy’s Better Buildings Challenge showcase project in San Antonio, Texas, the retailer has reduced the store’s electricity use by 30 percent by replacing over 1,100 accent lights with LED lamps   …Continue Reading


Axiom Energy Becomes GridPoint Channel Partner

Linda Hardesty

Axiom Energy Solutions, a national provider of lighting and energy efficiency systems, has become a partner in GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Axiom will resell and install GridPoint energy management systems to its customers, which include various types of retail sites, hospitals, educational campuses and the hospitality sector. GridPoint’s energy management includes granular submetering and monitoring,   …Continue Reading


CBRE Buys Environmental Systems

Linda Hardesty

Just weeks after announcing it would buy Johnson Controls’ Global WorkPlace Solutions business for $1.4 billion, CBRE Group has acquired Environmental Systems Inc. (ESI), a provider of energy management services in the United States. ESI is providing analytics-driven managed services for over 180 million square feet of facilities at over 2,800 sites. Founded in 1986,   …Continue Reading


Department of Interior Retrofits Headquarters Building

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded Ameresco an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) valued at $77 million over its 20-year term to provide for the implementation of water conservation and energy efficiency measures and ongoing energy management services to the DOI headquarters building in Washington, DC. Through the comprehensive ESPC, Ameresco will   …Continue Reading


Kansas School District Hires Building Controls & Services

Linda Hardesty

The Derby School District in Derby, Kansas, hired Building Controls and Services (BCS) for a $3.95 million strategic energy and maintenance program to implement needed facility improvements that will result in over $280,000 in annual savings. Specific goals for the strategic energy and maintenance program include upgrading outdated equipment at the district’s middle school, reducing   …Continue Reading


Highlights of EnergySmart Conference

Josh Kessler

EnerNOC hosted its EnergySMART 2015 conference in Philadelphia in March. The company posted some of the key takeaways from the conference on its website, most notably: Businesses are not leveraging energy efficiency programs and energy management strategies to their full potential. Utility energy efficiency incentive programs had $2 billion in unspent funds last year. Data   …Continue Reading


McKinstry Spins Off Energy Management Software

Linda Hardesty

McKinstry announced the sale of its Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) software to Energy Hippo, a company that is run by former McKinstry employees and contractors – many of whom came to McKinstry as part of its acquisition of EEM Suite from Itron in 2010. That purchase coincided with the growth of McKinstry’s work consulting with   …Continue Reading


AutoGrid Intros Version 3.0 of Energy Data Platform

Linda Hardesty

AutoGrid Systems launched the third version of its Energy Data Platform (EDP), which provides utilities with a real-time portrait of their power systems and connected assets. E.ON will be among the first utilities to deploy EDP 3.0, and E.ON says the new platform will help it strengthen relationships with its customers, enhance its understanding of   …Continue Reading


Healthcare a Slower Market for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Energy management technologies remain far from universal in the healthcare sector, according to Navigant Research’s report “Energy Management for Healthcare Markets.” Healthcare facilities are heavily regulated and undergo continuous maintenance, verification, inspection and recertification to ensure 24/7 operation. Where employed, energy management technologies have proven successful in scaling back non-critical equipment operations when patient traffic   …Continue Reading


Survey Connects Buildings with Internet of Things

Linda Hardesty

Daintree Networks conducted an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) survey of 242 building owners, managers and other industry professionals. One of the key findings of the survey was that smart buildings are the core application for the IoT in an enterprise. Last year a similar Daintree survey reported that 41 percent of respondents were not familiar   …Continue Reading