Building Automation

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Daintree Networks Expands GE’s Current Portfolio

Daintree Networks Expands GE’s Current Portfolio

GE’s Current Acquires Daintree Networks to Expand Building Automation Platform LED Inside, April 25, 2016. Image credit: geralt Today Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service

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Retroficiency Improves Efficiency with Energy Consumption Data

Scaling commercial energy efficiency MIT News, November 16, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Increasingly, regulators and customers are pressing utilities to find better ways to save energy. Many times, companies send auditors from building to building to gauge the efficiency of lights and HVAC units and offer suggestions for savings, which can take weeks and cost thousands

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Energy Efficiency Takes Center Stage at Carnegie Hall

Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification ACHR News, August 25, 2015. Image credit: Palm Beach Daily News Carnegie Hall, the nearly 125-year old iconic New York City music venue, has announced its award of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making

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Penn State is Using Automated Controls to Reduce GHG Emissions

Penn State uses digital building automation systems to boost sustainability Penn State News, August 11, 2015. Image credit: drocpsu Since Penn State has 20.5 million square feet of building space at University Park campus alone, the building automation systems are a major component of the University’s overall energy reduction and conservation efforts. The automated controls have

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San Mateo County Community College is Taking Building Automation to the Next Level

California Community College District Aims To Improve Energy Efficiency with Analytics Campus Technology, July 9, 2015. Image credit: werner22brigitte The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) has launched an energy efficiency project designed to reduce energy waste and create a cohesive facility management system across its three colleges and 82 buildings. The 40,000-student district has

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Building Controls that Give Employees the Power to be Comfortable

Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze New York Times, July 4, 2015. Image credit: jarmoluk Why is America so over air-conditioned? It seems absurd, if not unconscionable, when you consider the money and energy wasted — not to mention the negative impact on the environment from the associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Architects, engineers, building owners and energy experts sigh

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Enhancing the Value of Real Estate with HVAC Automation

The Economics of HVAC Automation for Commercial Real Estate CNA Finance, June 9, 2015. Image credit: geralt What is HVAC Automation? Quite simply taking all of the heating and cooling equipment in a building and making it work more efficiently than just on a schedule or by immediate demand. The return for the effort to

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The $3 Billion Retail Industry Savings Opportunity

Energy Efficiency Solutions for Retail Chains Triple Pundit, March 4, 2015 Twenty billion dollars. That is a lot of money. $20 billion is roughly the Gross Domestic Product of Nepal. It’s also rumored to be the annual budget of the NSA. $20 billion also happens to be the value of energy used each year by the retail industry

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