Commercial Buildings

Featured Project of the Year: Atlas Box Deploys Digital Lumens for Energy Intelligence

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by Digital Lumens “LEDs are being deployed rapidly these days, and the use of smart sensors certainly takes the product to the next level. This project has a great return and delivers solid reductions in energy usage. The use of data from the motion sensing system to track motion throughout the   …Continue Reading

Intelligence and Automation to Drive Growth of Smart Cities

Peter Feuilherade

Smart buildings can contribute to pollution reduction and waste and water management. As smart commercial buildings become incorporated into the wider energy control networks of smart cities and linked to other aspects such as transport, water and air quality, the increasing intelligence and automation of buildings will play a key role in the smart cities   …Continue Reading

Energy Manager Today Product & Project of the Year Award Winners Announced

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today announces the winners of the first annual Energy Manager Today Awards, a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. You can download the report here. The following companies won Product of the   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Efforts Face Obstacles in New Buildings and Retrofits

Carl Weinschenk

Research shows that energy efficiency is important – but not paramount – to building owners and operators and that implementation of measures to cut energy use are inconsistent in both existing structures and new building design. In late October, Honeywell and KRC Research released a study that looked at the priorities of 500 building operators across   …Continue Reading

Green Building Boom Is Pumping Billions into US Economy, Retrofits Are Fueling the Trend

Ellen Bell

To understand what a significant economic impact green buildings have on our economy today, consider this: Over the next three years, new LEED-certified construction will contribute more than $303 billion to the United States’ economy, a recent study concluded. This year alone, the industry will generate 2.3 million jobs. By 2018, this new construction is expected to   …Continue Reading

Energy Management: The Internet of Things Changes Everything

Carl Weinschenk

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) almost certainly is the most important single development in the long evolution of energy management. The premise of energy management is controlling elements at a fundamental and granular level. The deeper and tighter the control the better. In a world that is saturated in IoT devices, that   …Continue Reading

Philly Buildings Biggest Greenhouse Gas Culprits: Drexel Study

Carl Weinschenk

A Drexel University study found that buildings are by far the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. The report, which was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, found that buildings created 60 percent of emissions. Motor vehicles were a distant second place at 19 percent in the   …Continue Reading

Georgia Community Fund Offering Rebates for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Carl Weinschenk

The Green Communities Fund, a program from the Georgia Cities Foundation, is offering rebates for energy improvements in structures in the downtown of any city in the state. The rebate will be 25 percent of the pre-approved improvement costs, from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $100,000. The structures can be commercial, mixed-use   …Continue Reading

Owens Corning Increases Solar Footprint

Karen Henry

Owens Corning and Constellation have completed a new 2.4-megawatt (DC) solar generation project at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. The new system is expected to generate 3 million kWh of electricity per year, based on the first year production. Located above 935 parking canopy spaces and comprising 8,000 photovoltaic panels, the solar installation is   …Continue Reading

Integrated Data Center Is Next Frontier for Intelligent Buildings Market

Karen Henry

The North American integrated data center energy management market is expected to grow from $46.9 million in 2015 to $119.7 million in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. This represents a 43 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The intelligent building is defined by the integration of software and services to maximize   …Continue Reading