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Johnson Controls Buys Air Distribution Technologies for $1.6B

Energy Manager Today Staff

Johnson Controls is buying ventilation company Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion. Air Distribution Technologies produces a broad range of air distribution products under brands such as Ruskin, Titus, Hart & Cooley, Krueger, PennBarry, Tuttle & Bailey. Specific product lines include grilles, registers and diffusers; terminal units; fire and smoke dampers and   …Continue Reading


Wisconsin Solar Garden Sells Out in 2 Weeks

Linda Hardesty

Two weeks after announcing the development of the Vernon Electric Community Solar Farm in Wisconsin, the 305 kW array was fully reserved. Reservations for the 1,001-panel array, being developed by Clean Energy Collective in partnership with Vernon Electric Cooperative, began March 22. Open to any utility member in the VEC service area, the shared array   …Continue Reading


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


Hiking Trails Lit with Solar Powered LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Sol recently completed the installation of commercial solar outdoor lights along the Maria Ygnacia Creek Trail, a 3.22-mile path in Goleta, Calif., popular with pedestrians and cyclists. The solar LED lighting was installed by the County of Santa Barbara along a 1,750-foot portion of the trail. The latest installation brings the total of solar lights   …Continue Reading


US Army Builds its Largest On-Site Solar Array

Linda Hardesty

The US Army is developing a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz. This will be the largest solar array in the department of defense on a military installation, according to the Army. The Fort Huachuca Renewable Energy Project is a joint effort between   …Continue Reading


Detroit Schools Leverage Tax Credits for Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Detroit Public Schools is utilizing $150,000 of up to $1.8 million in energy tax credits to plan and design energy efficiency projects at 10 schools. Additional schools will be targeted for energy efficiency assessments and upgrades with the remaining tax credits. The projects will include swapping of incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and   …Continue Reading


Yacht Club Installs ‘Long Span’ Solar Carport

Linda Hardesty

Solaire Generation’s Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass., providing 253 kW. The Long Span 360 spans two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The customizable design increases a parking lot’s solar capacity by 25 percent versus a traditional solar parking   …Continue Reading


Small Box Retail: Think Outside the Energy Box

Energy Manager Today Staff

Energy Management Systems (EMS’s) are ubiquitous in the big box retail environment, and even in medium box stores, but have been less so in small box retail (defined for our purposes as facilities under 10,000 sq. ft.), although that appears to be changing. What has been unique about the small box world, and why are   …Continue Reading


Luxury Apartments Opt for Ecosystem Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Meriton Serviced Apartments (MSA) installed the Ecosystem wireless occupancy-based energy management system in 178 of its luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia. Ecosystem is a part of a suite of energy retrofit products offered by Delaware start-up Efficiency Grid, which specializes in the hotel industry. The project was managed by Efficiency Grid’s Australian service provider, Smart Hotel   …Continue Reading


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