New Transceivers Boost Energy Efficiency Up to 20%

New Transceivers Boost Energy Efficiency Up to 20%

ON Semiconductor has introduced three new KNX certified twisted pair transceivers for smart building applications. The new devices allow small, low-cost external components, while delivering increased regulator current and boosting overall efficiency by up to 20 percent compared to existing solutions. The NCN5110, NCN5121 and … Read more…

Wireless Can Make for a More Energy-Efficient BAS System

Wireless Can Make for a More Energy-Efficient BAS System

As building automation systems become more common, so are wireless implementations. Wired and wireless systems have the same reliability requirements; however, wireless technology is more flexible, making it more appealing for retrofit work, according to an article in Consulting-Specifying Engineer. While WiFi is the most … Read more…

Tips for a Better BAS Investment

Tips for a Better BAS Investment

A building automation system (BAS) is a big investment. To help maximize that investment, an article in Buildings suggests to begin by focusing on your broader goal rather than your building’s biggest energy drain. The Buildings article continues with the following tips: When evaluating BAS systems, have scalability … Read more…

Tiny, Solar-Powered Circuit Is 80% Efficient

Tiny, Solar-Powered Circuit Is 80% Efficient

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. Previous ultralow-power converters that used … Read more…

Do Sustainable Building Design Certifications Provide ROI?

Do Sustainable Building Design Certifications Provide ROI?

Sustainable building design certifications have not delivered much in terms of protecting and enhancing building values over the long term, according to a study conducted by Underwriters Laboratories. UL asked constituents in the built environment value-chain where the sources of economic value and ROI were … Read more…

Building Commissioning Services to Generate $6.6 Billion Annually by 2024

Building Commissioning Services to Generate $6.6 Billion Annually by 2024

The global market for building optimization and commissioning services is expected grow from $3.1 billion annually in 2015 to nearly $6.6 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report, Building Optimization and Commissioning Services, addresses three types of commissioning: Initial … Read more…

Trane Introduces Building Advantage

Trane Introduces Building Advantage

Trane is offering a suite of energy services to assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings through its new Trane Building Advantage brand. The products and services help building owners recognize their buildings as assets by offering choices for … Read more…

Virginia Tech Awarded $2M to Continue BAS R&D

Virginia Tech Awarded $2M to Continue BAS R&D

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings. Currently, small and medium commercial … Read more…

GEM Energy Retrofits Two 100-Year-Old Toledo Buildings

GEM Energy Retrofits Two 100-Year-Old Toledo Buildings

GEM Energy has completed energy upgrades for the Toledo School for the Arts and the Toledo Club. Both buildings will turn 100 this year. The Toledo School for the Arts Completed in 55 days, the Toledo School for the Arts’ energy upgrades included replacing 1950s … Read more…

Commercial BAS Market to Exceed $86B by 2023

Commercial BAS Market to Exceed $86B by 2023

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global revenue for commercial building automation systems (BAS) is expected to grow from $59.3 billion annually in 2013 to $86.7 billion in 2023. At the beginning of 2014, Navigant released a report projecting the BAS market to … Read more…

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