Videos

Black & Veatch World Headquarters Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

Black & Veatch created an onsite microgrid at its company headquarters in Kansas. The 200-kW microgrid provides the ability to island the system from the grid. The microgrid produces about 1,300 MWh of power per year, 12.5 percent of the commercial building’s average annual energy demand.


Creating Energy with Footsteps via Solar Tiles

Linda Hardesty

Shell LiveWIRE helped fund a project to install solar/kinetic tiles on a soccer field in Brazil. The footsteps from the soccer players power the lights for the field. The Pavegen tiles work alongside solar panels to power the lights for up to 10 hours on a full battery.


LEDs Light Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Linda Hardesty

OSRAM SYLVANIA donated and installed more than 1,000 LED lamps to retrofit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The installation will allow the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and its sustainable energy partner, Big Green Zero, to reduce its energy expenses and carbon footprint, as well as provide public education about the potential for reducing energy waste   …Continue Reading


EPA Explains How RECs Work

Linda Hardesty

Renewable Energy Certificates, also known as RECs, represent the environmental and other non-power attributes of renewable electricity generation and are a component of all renewable electricity products. RECs are measured in single megawatt–hour increments and are created at the point of electric generation. Each REC represents a specific amount of electricity produced and delivered to   …Continue Reading


Noesis: Expanding the Scope of an Energy Retrofit Project

Linda Hardesty

A Noesis marketing specialist discusses how to expand the scope of an energy efficiency project, using case studies and examples.


How the Internet of Things Relates to Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Daintree Networks VP of Marketing & Channels Mandeep Khera talks about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected role of building energy management. Daintree also posted a full IoT discussion with a small group of stakeholders.


Oncor Microgrid Includes Battery Storage and Onsite Renewables

Linda Hardesty

S&C Electric Company and Schneider Electric completed one of the most advanced microgrids in North America for Oncor, an electric transmission and distribution company serving 10 million customers across Texas. The microgrid will improve energy efficiency and power reliability for Oncor customers while maximizing newly installed energy storage and renewable generation. The state-of-the-art facility also   …Continue Reading


LOBOS Demand Response By Enerliance

Linda Hardesty

The video explains how an automated building’s HVAC system operates and how LOBOS’s automated demand response capabilities and fault detection and diagnostics work. LOBOS is a product of Enerliance, which was recently acquired by Yardi Systems.


GE Lighting: Direct or Indirect Ceiling Lighting?

Linda Hardesty

Choosing direct or indirect lighting solves the challenge of how much glare comes from a ceiling luminaire. GE recessed luminaires have a direct, uniform lighting look, eliminating glare. For a more 3-D look, indirect designs make the LED light source part of the design.


SkyCentrics on Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

SkyCentrics‘ CEO talks about how the company’s Wi-Fi monitoring technology via sensors helps buildings save money.