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EMIS Technologies Improve Overall Building Performance

Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to Help Buildings Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency ACHR News, October 19, 2016 A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has been announced to encourage the use of energy-saving building analytics platforms — also known as energy management information system (EMIS) technologies — in commercial buildings nationwide, and refine best […]

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Setting the Foundation for Building2Grid

2016 Intelligent Buildings Survey Navigant Technology is changing the way building owners and facility executives manage commercial buildings. The proliferation of sensing, automation, and control devices, as well as software and services, underscores the transition in building management toward more strategic decision-making around cost containment, energy efficiency, sustainability, and occupant satisfaction. Several high-profile case studies […]

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Smart Buildings Increase Productivity and Decision Making

Smart building technology helps reduce energy costs RCR Wireless News, July 25, 2016 Many older buildings have the capability to become smart buildings, but owners and executives often overlook the perks of automation. Taking advantage of a smart building can lead to significant financial gain for property owners, and increase production of those working within these structures. Smart […]

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The Internet of Things as it Applies to EDGE M&V

Divyanshu Kamboj, ERS, for Zondits The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities in the energy efficiency sector is making a very compelling case to reinvent the current practices of evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency programs. The traditional “snapshot” oriented approach comparing before and after energy usage scenarios is no longer sufficient […]

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Leveraging BAS Solutions to Drive Business and Improved Service

Simplified BAS Solutions are Feasible and Cost-Effective for Smaller Commercial Buildings Contracting Business, May 24, 2016. Image credit: According to the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), only about 10 percent of buildings in the United States use a BAS or central controls to manage building systems. Buildings that do use a BAS are typically […]