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Building Energy Management Software Market Grows to $514M by 2019, Says Verdantix

Linda Hardesty

In the period to 2019, the building energy management software market will grow at an annual rate of up to 15 percent, according to a new report from analyst firm Verdantix. The report, Building Energy Management Software Market Size and Forecast 2013-2019, shows that firms in the retail, consumer products and business sectors in Germany,   …Continue Reading


DOE’s Process for Licensing Energy Management Software is ‘Fragmented,’ Says IG

Linda Hardesty

The Inspector General for the Department of Energy says the agency is not adequately managing its software licensing process, including software for energy management, reports FEDWeek. The IG said employees routinely overpaid for software licenses and were not doing a good job of keeping an inventory of purchased software. FEDWeek reports that purchase data on   …Continue Reading


Trane Upgrades Building Automation System

Linda Hardesty

Trane now offers its BAS R’newal building controls upgrade program to help update existing Building Automation Systems (BAS). R’newal provides a migration plan to improve the functionality of an aging system, allowing facility managers to take advantage of new technologies, like open systems with mobile access, wireless communication and Web-enabled remote access. Trane has created   …Continue Reading


Vayu Opens Wholesale Gas Market to Mid-Sized UK Businesses

Karen Henry

Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu launched Vayu Energy Smart, a product that gives mid-size gas users access to day-ahead wholesale gas prices based on the System Margin Price (SMP) index. The SMP index has been an average of 20 percent cheaper than the fixed market this year. At any time during the contract, businesses   …Continue Reading


Blue Pillar Expands Energy Management to Multi-Site Facilities

Linda Hardesty

Blue Pillar launched two new energy management software platforms – Aurora and Avise Foresite – for centrally managed buildings and campuses. Blue Pillar is targeting its new software to highly complex single-site and multi-site facilities where power is critical to 24X7 operations such as hospitals and military bases. A spokeswoman for Blue Pillar said the   …Continue Reading


ADR Demonstration Project Begins in Japan

Karen Henry

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, there has been demand to establish systems that enable the stable supply of electric power and build mechanisms for more efficient power use, even when electric power supply and demand are constrained. Kyocera, IBM Japan and Tokyu Community will start a demonstration test of an automatic   …Continue Reading


5 Schneider Factories Earn Superior Energy Performance

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in the US Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program and ISO 50001. Two Platinum level facilities – Smyrna, Tenn., and Seneca, SC - improved their energy performance by more than 15 percent. Three Silver level plants – Lincoln, Neb.; Lexington, Ky.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa –   …Continue Reading


Hilton Worldwide Achieves ISO 50001

Linda Hardesty

Hilton Worldwide says more than 4,200 of its properties around the world are now ISO 50001 energy management certified. The hotelier achieved the certification following a comprehensive upgrade to its LightStay global environmental management system. Hilton Worldwide achieved ISO 9001 (quality management) and 14001 (environmental management) certifications in 2011, and was fully recertified to both   …Continue Reading


Sheridan College Opens Energy Laboratory

Karen Henry

Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, has announced the grand opening of its Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory at the Davis Campus in Brampton. The lab was designed and project managed by Renteknik Group. The project focused on the integration
 of four renewable energy sources—solar PV and thermal, fuel cell, wind turbine and micro hydro—with a battery   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric to Acquire InStep Software

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software. It is the latest acquisition from Schneider’s software business. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions. InStep provides two primary real-time performance management and predictive analytics softwares: eDNA and PRiSM. The   …Continue Reading


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