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…

SMUD Selects Opower, FirstFuel to Engage Business Customers

SMUD Selects Opower, FirstFuel to Engage Business Customers

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has selected Opower for a multi-year partnership to deliver personalized communications to residential, commercial and industrial customers. SMUD will replace a set of existing systems with the Opower platform. Opower will deliver an integrated Web portal across all of SMUD’s … Read more…

Growth Opportunity: Energy Management for Smaller Enterprises

Growth Opportunity: Energy Management for Smaller Enterprises

Independent analyst firm Verdantix outlined some energy management dynamics for 2015 and beyond in a new report “Hot Trends for Energy Management in 2015” – dated December 2014. Verdantix predicts that more providers will move into the small to medium enterprise (SME) energy management market … Read more…

Energy Analytics Companies to Watch

Energy Analytics Companies to Watch

The market for energy analytics services is growing quickly, and Forbes provided a list of the companies that made headlines in the last part of 2014. BuildingIQ’s cloud services saved customers $700,000 in the third quarter of 2014. The company is working with NV Energy … Read more…

FirstFuel’s Remote Building Assessment Named Project of the Year by the DoD

FirstFuel’s Remote Building Assessment Named Project of the Year by the DoD

FirstFuel Software’s Remote Building Assessment project with the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been named Project of the Year in the Energy and Water category by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). The FirstFuel project was selected from a pool of more than 65 ongoing … Read more…

FirstFuel, Schneider Use Green Button at Commercial Scale

FirstFuel, Schneider Use Green Button at Commercial Scale

In December 2013, President Obama instructed the General Services Administration (GSA) to incorporate the Green Button data standard in its energy management practices. Green Button enables energy consumers to download their energy usage data via a “Green Button” on electric utilities’ websites. In addition, the … Read more…

Energy Efficiency Market Face Financing, Big Data Challenges in 2014

Energy Efficiency Market Face Financing, Big Data Challenges in 2014

The efficiency industry, driven largely in 2013 by intelligent innovations such as energy management software and virtual audits, will face financing, big data, education and accountability hurdles this year, according to a survey of executives by GTM Research. A range of efficiency executives speaking to … Read more…

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