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Schneider, Awesense Reduce Electricity Losses

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric and Awesense have signed an agreement to commercialize complementary offers to reduce network losses in electricity distribution grids. Awesense develops products and software to identify losses from metering errors to electricity theft. For instance, Awesense has found that marijuana growers are heavy energy consumers because they use special energy-hogging lights to make their   …Continue Reading

Using Energy Data: Energy Manager Today Webinar

Linda Hardesty

Energy Manager Today is hosting a complimentary webinar “Cut Costs and Improve Facility Operations with Energy Data,” Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time. In this free webinar, industry analyst Alisdair McDougal with Verdantix and Safi Oranski, VP of business development at Panoramic Power, will discuss how to use energy data to drive both   …Continue Reading

Set-Top Box Trial Uses Onset Plug Load Monitors

Linda Hardesty

Alternative Energy Systems Consulting (AESC) will use 25 Onset HOBO Plug Load loggers to identify the energy savings potential of cable set-top box (STB) optimization. The monitoring project will investigate the energy consumption of cable television STBs in active and passive states at 25 California locations. To identify the energy savings potential of STB optimization,   …Continue Reading

E.ON Hires FirstFuel to Help Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

British utility E.ON is working with Boston-based FirstFuel Software to help British small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) use energy-saving tools usually only available to larger industrial and commercial enterprises. E.ON’s SME customers can now access FirstFuel’s Energy Toolkit free of charge whether or not they own their properties. The tool allows customers to monitor their   …Continue Reading

Retroficiency Analyzes Data From Any Meter

Linda Hardesty

Retroficiency unveiled a new Building Efficiency Intelligence (BEI) platform for utilities and program administrators to gain insights from any meter, customer or business data source. The new platform release incorporates a data-driven approach at each phase of the program delivery process. Utilities and program administrators can now merge deep meter analytics with customer and business data   …Continue Reading

Rutgers Saves $1M in 2 Years with Energy Monitoring

Linda Hardesty

A program of continuous energy oversight for the chiller plant, boiler and cogeneration plant at the Newark Campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has resulted in $1,155,000 in savings in its first two years of operation. The RBHS facility is a district energy plant that provides utilities to Rutgers RBHS and University Hospital   …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

Federal Buildings Must Comply with Green Building Certification Rule

Linda Hardesty

The US Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. To that end, the DOE is issuing a final rule, which goes into effect on November 13, that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are   …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

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