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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


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.


EcoDataCenter – The World’s Greenest Data Center

Linda Hardesty

EcoDataCenter, located in Sweden, will be the world’s first climate positive data center, meaning emissions are reduced to the extent that EcoDataCenter will have a negative carbon dioxide footprint annually. EcoDataCenter’s energy efficiency also will lower costs to create a competitive advantage. Schneider Electric will deliver energy efficiency solutions and products to the project. The   …Continue Reading


Siemens Financial Funds Energy Efficiency Upgrades in UK

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Financial Services in the UK and the Carbon Trust created an energy-performance contracting joint initiative known as EEF. The scheme provides businesses with financing for energy-efficient equipment and renewable technologies that will ultimately pay for themselves through decreased energy costs and potential income from generated power.


IBM’s Smarter Buildings Software

Linda Hardesty

Carnegie Mellon and IBM launch first cloud-based analytics partnership for smarter buildings. The university expects to save approximately 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when the IBM system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus.


Volvo IT’s Data Center Built Underground

Linda Hardesty

Underneath a bird reserve in Gothenburg, Sweden, lies one of Europe’s greenest data centers. Volvo IT’s data center is built below ground and uses seawater for cooling, as well as wind energy for power.