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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

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

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