Energy Management System

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading

Energy Intelligence on a Smart Watch’s Small Screen

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC has installed its energy intelligence software on the tiny screen of a smart watch. The company developed a proof-of-concept on a Samsung Gear S smart watch during an EnerNOC hack-a-thon last year and has been testing and refining it since, according to the company’s blog. The watch shows energy consumption over a 24-hour period   …Continue Reading

Optimizing Set Points, Equipment Controls Saves 6% in Energy

Linda Hardesty

SmartWatt Energy completed an energy upgrade project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. Prior to the energy efficiency project, the manufacturer’s facilities consumed over 13 million kWh per year. After the installation of an energy management system and program to optimize set points, sequences and operating schedules of equipment, electric   …Continue Reading

Ecova Survey Lists Top Energy Management Providers

Linda Hardesty

According to an Ecova survey of nearly 200 multi-site companies across multiple industries, 82 percent have energy management systems (EMS) installed at some or all of their facilities, while 68 percent have systems installed at over half of their facilities, which is a substantial increase from 45 percent in 2013. Ecova’s report “EMS Survey Analysis,   …Continue Reading

Schneider Targets Smaller Healthcare Facilities for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric says its SmartStruxure Lite building automation system is tailored for the needs of outpatient healthcare facilities to achieve energy efficiency goals. In early 2014, Schneider first launched SmartStruxure Lite as a building management system designed for small- and medium-sized buildings less than 100,000 square feet, including retail stores, offices, hotels, schools and healthcare   …Continue Reading

Historic Athletic Club to Undergo $2.4M Energy Efficiency Retrofit

Karen Henry

The historic Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) will be undergoing a $2.4 million energy efficiency retrofit as part of the city’s Set the PACE St. Louis clean-energy financing program. The project is projected to provide $200,000 per year in energy savings. Property improvements for the 100-year-old clubhouse will include lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning   …Continue Reading

Medical Center Raises Energy Star Score from 21 to 70

Karen Henry

An energy efficiency retrofit completed at Arnot Ogden Medical Center (AOMC) in Elmira, New York, will deliver nearly $9 million in energy and operational savings over the next 20 years and save the 256-bed facility an estimated $14.5 million in energy and operating costs over the life of the contract. The 127-year-old facility had been   …Continue Reading

Don’t Go It Alone When Retrofitting

Jim Meacham

Today, building owners embarking on an energy upgrade have more data and more choice than ever before. Digital data from power meters, HVAC systems, lighting systems and other building equipment are waiting to be tapped. In addition, there are additional data streams available from the growing number of sensors and cameras that now routinely capture   …Continue Reading

Prop 39 for California Schools: A+ Report Card for Districts Using Their Smarts

Jim Maclay

California Proposition 39 (Prop 39) offers schools across the state a leg-up in their efforts to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, while providing students, teachers and staff comfortable spaces that support learning. Since the 2012 passage of the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, schools can apply to the California Energy Commission (CEC) for funds   …Continue Reading

Lucid Adds its BuildingOS to 2,500 Office Buildings for Select NRG Energy Clients

Linda Hardesty

NRG Renew and Lucid created a channel partnership to accelerate the adoption of Lucid’s BuildingOS platform among NRG Renew’s client base. Lucid plans to add 2,500 buildings for select NRG clients by the end of 2015. BuildingOS integrates and aggregates portfolio-wide metering and building systems, allowing employees across an organization to access and share that   …Continue Reading