The IBM Watson/ISS Partnership: The Marriage of Big Data and Building Management Continues

The IBM Watson/ISS Partnership: The Marriage of Big Data and Building Management Continues

There are a number of offerings in the marketplace that do some variation of what IBM Watson and Current are doing: Taking data from sensors in buildings and applying advanced analytics to generate information and insights that can create efficiencies and cut costs. It is important to look at the nature of the vendor as well as its technology.

Using Big Data to Tackle Building Energy Waste

Using Big Data to Tackle Building Energy Waste

Buildings cause $200 billion in energy waste each year. Business Insider reports on two enterprises that are using advanced technologies to fix inefficiencies within their buildings. The General Services Administration (GSA) is using a proprietary algorithm developed by Massachusetts-based FirstFuel to save $13 million a … Read more…

The Internet of Everything Could Boost Economy, Increase Energy Efficiency

The Internet of Everything Could Boost Economy, Increase Energy Efficiency

The democratization of energy – the ability to produce and share green energy in homes, offices and factories – will depend on information and communication technologies (ICT) being linked together in a “smart web.” A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy … Read more…

NTT Data, AutoGrid Partner for Energy Management R&D

NTT Data, AutoGrid Partner for Energy Management R&D

Japan’s largest IT services company NTT Data is going to use US-based AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) to conduct joint research and development in the energy sector, beginning in September. The R&D partners will look at the need for managing peak electricity demand, which is … Read more…

EnerNOC Wrangles ‘Overwhelming Amount of Raw Energy Usage Data’

EnerNOC Wrangles ‘Overwhelming Amount of Raw Energy Usage Data’

EnerNOC has selected MongoDB, the open-source NoSQL database owned by 10gen, to enhance its big data capabilities and support its core data discovery platform. “With the overwhelming amount of raw energy usage data coming in, we needed a solution that allowed us to maximize our … Read more…

Efficiency ‘Joins the IT Revolution’

Efficiency ‘Joins the IT Revolution’

Building efficiency is only now joining the information revolution that has changed how so many industries operate, according to a Greentech Efficiency report. While information quality has dramatically improved for sectors such as transportation – for example, by allowing companies to track shipments on a … Read more…

Time: Data Driving Energy Efficiency

Time: Data Driving Energy Efficiency

The abundance of data available in the digital era is the driving force behind a whole raft of energy efficiency technologies, according to a feature in Time magazine. Cutting energy waste – a key goal of President Obama’s recent State of the Union speech – is “first and formost” a … Read more…

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