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One Degree Thermostat Change Could Save NYC Buildings $145M Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Analyzing publicly available building data, Retroficiency’s Building Genome Project mapped the characteristics of New York City’s 30,000-commercial-building portfolio to develop energy models. The Building Genome Project maps the hundreds of distinct markers that influence how a building consumes energy. These markers, composed of mechanical equipment, construction materials, fuel sources, operational characteristics and more, make up   …Continue Reading

Urjanet Wins Contract with SchoolDude

Linda Hardesty

SchoolDude will leverage Urjanet’s energy data to support more than 6,000 educational institutions’ energy management initiatives. SchoolDude helps institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations by streamlining IT help desk management, scheduling preventive maintenance and maximizing facility use and utility consumption. Urjanet’s Big Energy Data services automate the collection, normalization and delivery of data   …Continue Reading

EnerNOC Buys Utility Bill Management Firm

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC has entered into an agreement to acquire EnTech, a provider of global utility bill management  software. EnTech says 50 enterprises, including companies in telecommunications, consumer products, banking, and auto manufacturing use its utility bill software. EnerNOC says the acquisition is consistent with its strategy to diversify beyond demand response. EnTech generates about $10 million   …Continue Reading

WegoWise Measurement Business Grows 77%

Linda Hardesty

WegoWise says its measurement and verification business grew 77 percent in the last year and now measures energy savings for more than 2,100 building retrofits. WegoWise automatically tracks and benchmarks utility use across building portfolios to identify the worst performers ripe for upgrades. The company’s measurement and verification services compares projected utility use against actual   …Continue Reading

SRA Provides IT Support for Portfolio Manager

Linda Hardesty

IT provider SRA International was awarded a contract to provide IT support to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) Energy Star program. The five-year agreement is valued at $38 million if all options are exercised. The Energy Star program systems maintained by SRA enable submission of certified Energy Star products from   …Continue Reading

Chicago Approves ASHRAE Certification for Benchmarking Data Verification

Linda Hardesty

The City of Chicago now recognizes the ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) as a data verifier credential under the city’s new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As a result, BEAP credential holders are eligible to provide professional verification of data for the new benchmarking and transparency ordinance. BEAPs can audit and analyze residential, commercial and industrial   …Continue Reading

Maryland Government Reduces Energy 11% Since 2008

Linda Hardesty

The state government of Maryland has achieved an 11 percent reduction in energy use since 2008 and is on track to meet the Empower Maryland goal of a 15 percent reduction by 2015. In order to measure its energy use to meet its statewide efficiency targets, in April 2008, the state installed EnergyCAP tracking software   …Continue Reading

10 Submetering Lessons

Linda Hardesty

Legrand North America committed to reduce its energy intensity by 25 percent over 10 years through the Better Buildings Better Plants Challenge (BBBP), and as part of this commitment, Legrand chose to install submeters at many of its facilities. Legrand has penned a whitepaper outlining 10 different lessons it has learned about submetering. For example,   …Continue Reading

Wireless Sensors Boost Smart Building Popularity

Linda Hardesty

Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report, The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, finds that affordable new technologies are driving smart building progress. Recent significant price reductions in cloud computing-based building management technologies have made these systems affordable. Wireless sensors used in smart buildings can transmit data from smart systems in hundreds of buildings   …Continue Reading

Finding Value through Building Energy Performance Standardization

Energy Manager Today Staff

There’s no question that energy efficiency is on a hot streak right now. With Opower recently filing for an IPO and Google announcing its acquisition of Nest Labs, the energy efficiency market is at a pivotal turning point. While some of the largest marketplace innovations and success stories in recent months have come from energy   …Continue Reading

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