The great potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve energy efficiency in buildings was illustrated during the past week by an introduction and an investment. The problem addressed by the introduction is that the IoT is being deployed before interoperability and other standards and protocols are fully developed and in place. This means …Continue Reading
The International Organization for Standardization specification leads to significant energy efficiency gains.
These devices consume huge amounts of electricity. The goal in The Golden State is to curb their appetites, a least a bit.
LEED, the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM are important because they save energy, improve owners’ images and allow higher rents to be charged. Energy managers are on the front lines of implementation.
ANSI, ASHRAE and IES have published Standard 90.1-2016, which is the “Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.” ASHRAE says that the document contains 125 addenda published since the 2013 standard. The document serves as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes. The newest version is the 10th edition published …Continue Reading
The latest version of the standard has more aggressive goals, is customized regionally and to market sectors and features better user interfaces.
WTE approaches are getting a second look as companies seek to cut down on methane emissions and shy away from landfills.
An energy standard for datacenters has been published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE 90.4-2016, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” establishes, according to the organization, minimum energy efficiency requirements of datacenter design and construction. It also helps set standards for the operational planning and maintenance and utilization of onsite …Continue Reading
Energy managers are perfectly positioned to help get rid on what no longer is needed — from old food to old PCs — in efficient and environmentally sound ways.