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Data Analytics Deepens its Hold on Facilities

Carl Weinschenk

At the CES in Las Vegas, Ayla Networks introduced an Internet of Things (IoT)-connected thermostat aimed at commercial and light industrial buildings. The release said that the project was undertaken with Encycle Corp. and that the product will be marketed by United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC) under several brand names. The platform combines Ayla’s IoT   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Goal for 2016: Bridge the Knowledge Gap

Carl Weinschenk

The high level takeaway from research conducted by Digital Lumens and Peerless Research Group is that facility managers understand how important efficiency efforts are and have a good idea of what they want to accomplish – but haven’t yet figured out how to achieve those goals. There always is a gap between the time that an   …Continue Reading


Featured Project of the Year: Powerhouse Dynamics Saves the Bottom Line at Bertucci’s

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by Powerhouse Dynamics “A 12 month payback should be a no-brainer for most firms. It seems to be a solid low cost option for retail controls and monitoring. I like the additional ability to monitor use of individual pieces of equipment.  Most small retail systems only control HVAC and lighting so   …Continue Reading


Energy Manager Today Product & Project of the Year Award Winners Announced

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today announces the winners of the first annual Energy Manager Today Awards, a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. You can download the report here. The following companies won Product of the   …Continue Reading


Behavioral DSM Worth $2.5B in 2024

Carl Weinschenk

The behavioral and analytical demand-side management category will grow from $214.7 million this year to $2.5 billion in 2024, according to Navigant Research. Analytical demand-side management refers to the behavioral aspects of energy usage, including the impact of consumer education, individual participation and the ability to find energy savings opportunities through equipment monitoring and data analytics,   …Continue Reading


Energy Stats for Boston Buildings Online

Carl Weinschenk

Energy metrics for buildings in Boston now are available, according to The Daily Free Press. The website, which was created by Greenovate Boston, will help link building management to energy efficiency incentives and financing programs that are available to them. The story says that large buildings are responsible for about half the greenhouse gas emissions   …Continue Reading


The Tie Between Cyber Security and Energy Management

Carl Weinschenk

A feature at Chain Store Age makes the point that corporate security and energy management initiatives and technology have a lot in common and can be implemented in tandem. New software that uses private or public/private hybrid clouds to support energy management and security software can simultaneously increase data safety and “significantly” cut energy costs. The writer cites   …Continue Reading


Six Steps to a Winning GRESB Audit

Carl Weinschenk

National Real Estate Investor offers six strategies to prepare for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), a program that rates real estate portfolios for sustainability performance. The suggestions are: Focus on reporting “stakeholder engagement” and “performance indicators.” Utilize the easiest sources to get data. Take a realistic view of the organization’s sustainability policies. Create   …Continue Reading


Assessing Data Center Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Data Center Knowledge this week tackled the important but tricky issue of assessing energy usage in a data center. More specifically, the question focused on is how to determine power usage effectiveness (PUE). The challenge is finding a reliable and consistent means of separating power used for IT equipment with infrastructure energy use. The line   …Continue Reading


Advanced Protective Relay Market to Grow

Carl Weinschenk

The advanced protective relay sector is growing in sophistication and giving utilities new features and capabilities, such as sub-second monitoring and data collection, according to Navigant Research. These devices are used to manage and control transmission and distribution grids, and the data they collect on grid conditions is highly actionable and otherwise valuable. Navigant found   …Continue Reading