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$36M Helps to Advance Connected Lighting

Sensity Systems, a provider of networked lighting, has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and including Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group. Sensity has now raised a total of $74 million since its inception. Sensity Systems uses … Read more…

Submeters Installed Directly on Circuit Breaker

Submeters Installed Directly on Circuit Breaker

Persistent Efficiency has deployed its Power Patches energy sensors in buildings such as the million-sq-foot multi-use building at 77 West Wacker Drive in Chicago. Power Patches submeters can be installed without an electrician, directly onto circuit breakers. Persistent Efficiency recently closed an initial seed round of … Read more…

EcoSteer, Advantech Partner for Monitoring via Sensors

UK-based energy and environmental software platform provider EcoSteer is partnering with Advantech. The partnership brings together a combination of specialist skills in monitoring large numbers of sensors and making sense of data gathered from several sites. Advantech contributes its comprehensive system integration, customer-centric design and … Read more…

Smart Sensor Could Cut Building Energy Consumption by 30%

Smart Sensor Could Cut Building Energy Consumption by 30%

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are developing a low-cost wireless sensor that could make regulating comfort in small commercial buildings more efficient and less expensive. Studies indicate that advanced sensors and controls have the potential to reduce the … Read more…

Wireless Sensors Boost Smart Building Popularity

Wireless Sensors Boost Smart Building Popularity

Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report, The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, finds that affordable new technologies are driving smart building progress. Recent significant price reductions in cloud computing-based building management technologies have made these systems affordable. Wireless sensors used in smart buildings … Read more…

Johns Manville Cuts Lighting Use 80% at Manufacturing Plant

Johns Manville Cuts Lighting Use 80% at Manufacturing Plant

American Energy Solutions has completed a sustainability project at the Johns Manville plant in Richmond, Ind., which allowed the Berkshire Hathaway company to cut its yearly energy consumption in lighting by about 80 percent – or 2.7 million kWh. It included a lighting retrofit in … Read more…

Putting More Smarts in Occupancy Sensors

Putting More Smarts in Occupancy Sensors

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., has come up with new technology to eliminate a problem with occupancy sensors: the sensors sometimes mistakenly turn out the lights when people are working. For 30 years, occupancy sensors have relied primarily on motion detection, but … Read more…

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