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Current Clamps Measure Energy for Small Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Smappee unveiled its Smappee Pro energy monitoring and control system for small and midsized businesses. Using advanced algorithms, Smappee Pro tracks energy consumption down to the commercial appliance level. It also maps and compares the energy usage at different offices for businesses with multiple locations. Born out of the smart home market, Smappee Pro has   …Continue Reading


Chicago Extends Energy Benchmarking Deadline

Linda Hardesty

A posting on WegoWise’s blog site says the city of Chicago has extended its energy benchmarking compliance deadline for buildings by two months, from June 1 to August 1, 2015. Chicago’s law requires owners of commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to track and verify energy consumption using the EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The requirement began   …Continue Reading


AUM Provides Utility Management for Multifamily Buildings

Linda Hardesty

American Utility Management (AUM), a provider of utility management and energy services for the multifamily industry, launched its newly enhanced Advanced Analytics 2.0 platform. By capturing over 1 billion data points from property invoices, AUM provides property owners and managers with greater visibility into their utility and energy performance. The 2.0 platform, which includes the   …Continue Reading


Toronto Smart Building Deploys LEED Dynamic Plaque

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell is expanding its relationship with Menkes Developments, a Toronto-based real estate firm, to help trim energy and operational costs at the firm’s 30-story Telus Tower – a smart building, featuring connected systems designed and delivered by Honeywell. As part of the project, Honeywell will deploy its Attune Services, which include software that connects buildings   …Continue Reading


Sentinel System Remotely Monitors HVAC Equipment

Linda Hardesty

Sensaphone introduced a cellular version of its Sentinel system that provides 24/7 monitoring of unattended equipment in locations where Internet or Ethernet connectivity is unavailable. The Sentinel cellular system is suited for a variety of applications including commercial greenhouses, livestock facilities, data centers and HVACR equipment. When the Sentinel system detects a problem such as leaks,   …Continue Reading


Leveraging Your Company’s Energy Data Investment

Pieter Noordam

In my last column, Getting Serious About Energy Metrics, I criticized traditional methods of grappling with corporate energy use, cost, impact and quality-of-service data as tedious, time-consuming and highly error-prone. The key point being that valuable insights are often overlooked or trapped in departmental silos. So called “energy dashboards” do not provide the independent information   …Continue Reading


Energy Benchmarking Lags in Denver Without Mandatory Requirement

Linda Hardesty

Denver does not have mandatory energy benchmarking, but it does have the Denver City Energy Project, which promotes voluntary benchmarking of buildings. To date, the benchmarking program has enrolled 85 buildings, representing 17.7 million square feet of commercial and multi-family buildings in Denver.  The owners and managers of these buildings are benchmarking their buildings’ energy   …Continue Reading


Delaware Systematically Benchmarks Energy in State Buildings

Linda Hardesty

In 2009 Delaware adopted EPA’s Portfolio Manager as its primary mechanism to create an inventory of state buildings and to began tracking their energy performance. With Portfolio Manager the state has a single repository of energy performance data to identify building upgrades with the highest potential for energy savings. Because the state’s building data had   …Continue Reading


CRedit360 Partners with Urjanet

Linda Hardesty

CRedit360, a supplier of sustainability management software, is partnering with Urjanet to enable CRedit360 users to receive automatically collected and standardized utility data from over 1,700 internationally-dispersed utility providers. Urjanet’s data integrates directly into CRedit360’s platform. CRedit360 provides companies with a view of environmental compliance, energy and carbon, and supply chain information. The software helps   …Continue Reading


Getting Serious About Energy Metrics

Pieter Noordam

Bridging the gap between collecting data and really knowing what you’re paying for. As energy costs continue to rise and the pressure to become more environmentally friendly continues to mount, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to use energy more efficiently, lower carbon impact and reduce energy spending. Traditional methods for understanding a company’s energy   …Continue Reading