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GridPoint Boosts Energy Management with MicroStrategy

Linda Hardesty

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, is powering a more robust energy management platform for GridPoint. The collaboration enables GridPoint to boost enterprise-wide energy analytics within its cloud-based software system. Incorporating the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform into GridPoint Energy Manager will allow customers to visualize asset-level data collected through GridPoint’s submetering and monitoring activities across a   …Continue Reading


New York Launches Energy Monitoring Hub

Linda Hardesty

New York State launched an energy management network operations center, which will provide public facilities with real-time data on their energy use. Dubbed the NY Energy Manager (NYEM), the center is located at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. The NYEM is being deployed and managed by the   …Continue Reading


Honeywell Integrates LEED Dynamic Plaque

Linda Hardesty

The US Green Building Council is integrating its new LEED Dynamic Plaque near-real-time monitoring tool with building automation technology from Honeywell. The LEED Dynamic Plaque assesses facility performance in the categories of energy use, water consumption, waste output, occupant transportation and human experience, aggregating data to provide an overall performance score that reflects the LEED   …Continue Reading


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


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