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Real Estate Management Firm Incorporates DiBOSS

Linda Hardesty

AMP Technologies will provide energy management data through Selex ES’ digital building operating system (DiBOSS). AMP Technologies offers a suite of products and services for commercial real estate management, including services around due diligence, property accounting, lease administration, asset management and data standardization. The AMP Technologies Platform monitors and manages individual properties and large portfolios. Italian   …Continue Reading

Chuck E. Cheese’s Picks Ecova for Utility Expense and Data Management

Linda Hardesty

Ecova has been selected by Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide its utility expense and data management services at about 525 locations nationwide. Ecova will leverage its Big Data Warehouse, which contains over 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities, to help Chuck E. Cheese’s gain a better understanding of its energy   …Continue Reading

How to Measure Energy Efficiency Improvements

Graziella Siciliano

Credible data are the foundation of smart decision-making. They can encourage investment in energy efficiency improvements projects by building investor confidence. However, energy data in the buildings and industrial sectors are of limited availability and, often, poor quality. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) 2014 Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, this insufficiency is an ongoing obstacle   …Continue Reading

Electro Industries Releases Power, Energy Meter

Linda Hardesty

Electro Industries/GaugeTech released the Shark 50B meter with native BACnet MS/TP serial communication. The meter supplies power and energy data to building automation systems using a native, standard BMS protocol. The Shark 50B meter comes pre-programmed with 34 BACnet objects for integration into existing BACnet networks. In addition to building automation, it supports LEED projects   …Continue Reading

5 Key Measurements for Plant Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

An Emerson Process Management report identifies five key measurement priorities that should be a concern for any plant management team that is looking to reduce energy use. 1) Steam System– monitoring steam traps. Barking Power found a leaking steam trap that was costing them $2,200 per day. 2) Utility Fluids –metering flow and managing use.   …Continue Reading

Saks Stores Save 23% on Energy Consumption

Linda Hardesty

Saks Fifth Avenue, which operates more than 110 retail stores in the US, partnered with Ecova to look at its energy use data and find ways to save energy, reports GreenBiz. Ecova helped the retailer establish an energy-use baseline and then show how each element of an energy efficiency project would save. Each light was   …Continue Reading

AtSite Works with BuildingIQ

Linda Hardesty

AtSite, a smart-buildings company, will provide its clients will BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization software across client building portfolios. BuildingIQ’s software reduces HVAC energy costs in commercial buildings by continuously monitoring inputs including weather, occupancy, energy prices and demand-response events. Based on those inputs, the software runs thousands of computations to arrive at the most efficient   …Continue Reading

Energy and Water Benchmarking Professionals Get New National Standard

Lauren Zullo

The Center for Building Knowledge at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in collaboration with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), has launched the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking, a national, online, interactive training and certificate program for building energy and water benchmarking professionals.  The program is designed to educate users through a no-cost online training component on how to   …Continue Reading

Harnessing Smart Building Data

Linda Hardesty

Industry experts from JLL and the Rocky Mountain Institute explain how smart building technology harnesses data, which can be used to garner insights about building operations and energy use. The discussion is based on a recently released report by CoreNet Global and the Rocky Mountain Institute about sustainability building practices.

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