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India Launches Net-Zero Building Portal

Carl Weinschenk

The Indian Power Ministry, with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched the country’s first Web portal aimed at net-zero energy use in buildings.


Capegemini, Siemens Working on Analytics Platform

Carl Weinschenk

Capegemini and Siemens Building Technologies Division are working on a cloud-based services platform that will offer asset management and analytics capabilities. The companies say that the partnership will add the functionality to the Web-based Energy & Sustainability Navigator platform. The press release from Capegemini says that the platform has avoided release of 10.5 million tons   …Continue Reading


It’s Check-In Time for Hotel Energy and Water Management

Carl Weinschenk

From an energy efficiency standpoint, hotels seem to have much in common with office buildings. And they indeed do: Hotels and office buildings generally are large structures that often are managed in portfolios. Increasing energy efficiency at a hotel involves many of the same technical steps as doing so in an office. But there are significant differences. MACH   …Continue Reading


The Very Different Job of Managing Energy Across a Building Portfolio

Carl Weinschenk

Managers charged with overseeing energy requirements across a portfolio of buildings face a very different challenge than those responsible for a single structure.


GE’s Current and Tridium Form Partnership

Carl Weinschenk

Current, which is a GE company, today announced a relationship with Tridium, an Internet of Things (IoT) provider. The agreement calls for Tridium’s Niagara Framework to be paired with Predix, GE’s cloud infrastructure. The combined offering will capture the volume, velocity and variety of machine usage data across commercial and industrial buildings. The release says   …Continue Reading


The Next Challenge — And It’s a Big One — is Turning Data Into Action

Carl Weinschenk

It’s no secret that the tracking and control of energy use in buildings is a growing discipline. Building owners, utilities, tenants, regulators and others are more or less pulling in the same direction. The category is facing challenges as it grows, however. Perhaps the most important immediate task is creating both real time and longer term systems   …Continue Reading


Finding the Best IoT Path

Carl Weinschenk

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually revolutionizing the facilities management sector by making it easier for energy managers to collect and analyze huge amounts of data. This data collectively indicates the health of the facility and can control how energy efficiency and other functions can be improved. The capabilities of the IoT are massive, and   …Continue Reading


Eaton to Use EnerNOC Software

Carl Weinschenk

EnerNOC said this week that global power management firm Eaton will use its energy intelligence software (EIS) across about 100 of its top facilities during the next several years. The release says that EnerNOC’s software will be used to lower operational costs, reduce capital expenditures, improve global energy spending and improve reporting. Commentary in the   …Continue Reading


Navigant: Big Growth Ahead for BMSes

Carl Weinschenk

Navigant Research has released projections for intelligent building software, services and hardware. The key finding is that worldwide building data integration revenue will grow from $89.9 million this year to $971.3 million in 2025. The press release says that while there is tremendous potential in using data to improve energy and operational efficiencies, challenges remain   …Continue Reading


Unico Using EnerNOC Platform

Carl Weinschenk

Energy intelligence software company EnerNOC announced today that Unico Properties, a real estate investment and operating company, has purchased its platform for 19 sites that it manages. The release says that Unico will use the platform to increase net operating income, reach sustainability goal and meet compliance obligations. The release says that the benchmarking, reporting   …Continue Reading


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