Willis Tower Elevator Modernization Cuts Energy Usage by 35%

Willis Tower Elevator Modernization Cuts Energy Usage by 35%

For the first time, the elevators in Chicago’s Willis Tower are getting replaced with new systems that promise to get passengers to their destinations faster and cut energy usage by an estimated 35%.

Minimize Challenges to Portfolio-Wide Retrofits with These Best Practices, RMI Says

Minimize Challenges to Portfolio-Wide Retrofits with These Best Practices, RMI Says

Portfolio property owners are facing unprecedented pressure from the market to upgrade their building stock to be more intelligent and environmentally sustainable, yet most building energy retrofits miss the distinct needs of their owners. But by using a new toolset encompassing tested and proven best practices, portfolio owners can overcome these challenges and reap savings, RMI says.

AI-Driven Chatbots To Guide Building Owners with Solar Investments

AI-Driven Chatbots To Guide Building Owners with Solar Investments

Artificial intelligence-driven chatbots are emerging that can guide building owners with decisions about solar investments, according to new market insights from Forester Daily News’ Distributed Energy blog. In a recent post, Distributed Energy’s Laura Sanchez interviews Attila Toth, founder and CEO of PowerScout, Oakland, California-based … Read more…

Smart Tech Retrofits for Office Buildings Can Cut Energy Bills by 18%

Smart Tech Retrofits for Office Buildings Can Cut Energy Bills by 18%

Smart buildings that rely on interconnected technologies can provide building owners and occupants significant energy savings, a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) concludes. In particular, the average office building can save 18% of its whole building energy use through … Read more…

Top 2017 Trend: IoT for Better Efficiency

Top 2017 Trend: IoT for Better Efficiency

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the biggest buzzwords in energy management for 2017. Over the past year, we’ve seen new IoT energy monitoring capabilities along with new strategies to manage these systems. When connected devices to facilitate energy management services and … Read more…

New Façade OKed for Real World Test in Spain

New Façade OKed for Real World Test in Spain

A new approach to façades that provides both improved insulation and the solar energy collection capabilities is ready for real world testing in Merida, Span.   A consortium has developed a retrofit façade that is appropriate for different types of buildings, according to phys.org. The façade … Read more…

Xcel Tabs BuildingIQ for Smart Building Pilot

Xcel Tabs BuildingIQ for Smart Building Pilot

Xcel Energy’s Building Optimization Pilot Program will use a predictive energy optimization energy management software platform from BuildingIQ in a pilot program in Colorado. The software uses predictive analytics for intelligent building management. Factors such as occupant comfort, the buildings’ characteristics, historical data and weather … Read more…

Study: Smartest ‘Smart Building’ Owners Come from Retail, Manufacturing, Construction

The most advanced smart building owners are in retail, process manufacturing, and construction, IDC found in a recent survey of 200 business owners, writes EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. Of the smartest building owners identified in the study, about 40% focused on HVAC technology, about 28% on lighting, about … Read more…

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