Whether the tools are cutting edge or old school, the key to efficiency is deep knowledge of how energy is being used.
Orem, with a population of almost 90,000 (according to the 2010 census), is the fifth largest city in Utah. An ongoing project has grown from street light replacements to encompass a wide variety of energy upgrades and retrofits. The city’s initial goal was to replace 5,128 street lights. Before the issuance of a request for …Continue Reading
SmartSensor Labs is offering what it describes as “a highly granular energy management solution” that aims to provide device- and plant-level ROI. The press release says that SmartSensor will provide data on precisely how much energy a device is consuming. The sensor, the release says, is self-powered by the magnetic field and therefore needs no …Continue Reading
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says that California and Massachusetts are the most energy efficient states. The ACEEE, in its tenth annual scorecard, said that Massachusetts was in the top spot for the sixth year in a row, though this is the first time that it shared the position with another state. The …Continue Reading
Leviton has launched the VerifEye BMO 3.0. The product, which is available in Web-based and mobile app configurations, measures, monitors and manages energy use. The goal is to provide energy metering information that maximizes energy efficiency and optimizes equipment performance, according to Leviton. The BMO 3.0 includes an energy code compliance feature, an executive reporting …Continue Reading
Earlier this week, Energy Manager Today blogged on issues related to municipalities’ moves to require buildings to report their energy usage. One of the cities cited was Orlando, FL, which is considering such a measure. Last night, the Orlando City Council voted to delay taking action on the measure, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The …Continue Reading
Making building owners report energy usage leads to more efficiency. But how big a step is it toward mandating changes?
Researchers found that simply informing owners of how their buildings are performing results in improvements in energy efficiency and greater use of renewables.
The international program is coming to the United States — and invites commercial building tenants to participate in assessments.
Many approaches to gathering energy data from buildings and the equipment running within them are available. The challenge is finding ways to benefit from the mountain of data that is created. Ways must be found to use the data to build business cases and be understood by the C-level executives who ultimately must sign off on projects.