CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE will start testing Internet of Things lighting powered by Gooee in its Amsterdam office early next year, LEDs Magazine reported this week. CBRE, which brought in over $13 billion in revenue last year, views IoT … Read more…

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase plans to retrofit more than 70% of Detroit branches with LED lights and new building management systems, the Michigan Chronicle reported on Wednesday. These retrofits are paired with a $900,000 investment aimed at supporting sustainable infrastructure projects in the city. The new retrofits … Read more…

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $12 million in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding to improve energy efficiency for industrial and multifamily buildings. The state is also expanding its Real Time Energy Management initiative for monitoring energy and identifying … Read more…

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE  – Intel Corporation

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE – Intel Corporation

“…The generation source is very dirty coal and the back-up generation is diesel. The reliability is poor and the environmental impact is severe, while the electricity grid rates are fairly high. We identified a solution using on-site fuel cells that would make incredible improvement in all deficient areas. Although there was no presence of

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

Due to the complexity of energy pricing, two identical buildings can consume the same amount of energy and have profoundly different utility bills. Demand charges are a reality for every building but with the right data it is possible to identify and solve the issues that cause

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

NRDC Report: 3 Strategies to Reduce Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050

NRDC Report: 3 Strategies to Reduce Carbon Emissions 80% by 2050

  According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), there are three strategies for reducing energy use in buildings that could help slash carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels, an amount that scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst effects of … Read more…

Expert Outlines Top Facilities Management Trends

Expert Outlines Top Facilities Management Trends

At a time when clients are continually challenging the value of facilities management, an expert in the field outlines key trends that should help facilities management companies and their clients see eye-to-eye. Ali Al Suwaidi, a facilities management expert and board member of the nonprofit … Read more…

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is pointing the way toward energy efficiency. Since the building started a comprehensive retrofit in 2009, it has been consistently racking up savings every year. Currently the retrofit is projected to save 38% of the building’s … Read more…

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