Energy Management System

Reach Out to Finance Execs With Data They Understand

Carl Weinschenk

Many approaches to gathering energy data from buildings and the equipment running within them are available. The challenge is finding ways to benefit from the mountain of data that is created. Ways must be found to use the data to build business cases and be understood by the C-level executives who ultimately must sign off on projects.


New York State’s Summer of Energy

Carl Weinschenk

It apparently will be the summer of energy in New York, as the state aggressively pushes programs aimed at building efficiencies.


Energy Efficiency is Gaining a Seat at the Corporate Table

Carl Weinschenk

The benefits of energy efficiency – and the software that increases effectiveness of such efforts — are obvious. That’s why it seems strange that getting organizations to adopt even simple measures is a struggle.


Longo Brothers Buy EnerNOC Software

Carl Weinschenk

Canadian food retailer Longo Brothers Fruit Markets has purchased EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software.


Utilities Reaching Out Through Analytics

Carl Weinschenk

Building management systems, energy management systems and similar software-based tools and platforms clearly create efficiencies and save money. The ways in which they do this are growing more innovative. It’s all good.


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