Articles Tagged: building energy management

Innovation Demands Performance, Quality and Reliability

In my last post, I talked about extending such innovations as the IoT, the digital hub, and improved connectivity to the developing world. In these locations, there’s a real need… Read more »

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The Energy Audit: A key tool for reducing building energy consumption costs

Energy management programs have proven successful in reducing commercial and factory building operational costs. Efficient Installation of low consumption devices alone (like motor systems with variable speed drives or controlled… Read more »

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Energy Regulations for Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings dominate the modern landscape in more ways than one. I mean they’re more than just big to the eye. They’re big in terms of energy, too. So in… Read more »

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CO2 Reduction and Energy Performance – Setting the Standard for Building Automation with EN 15232

With the conclusion of last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, energy regulators are paying a lot more attention to buildings’ efficiency performance, going forward. Buildings will need… Read more »

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IEC 60364-8-1 – A Systematic Guideline to Continual Assessment of Building Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency has become a primary driver for the engineers and architects designing our latest generation of high-performance buildings – so, insulation levels, high-efficiency lighting and climate-control equipment and means… Read more »

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Retrofit Buildings and Everybody Makes Money

It isn’t as headline grabbing or as history-making as the world’s tallest building, but retrofitting existing buildings can make money for building owners and controls contractors. What’s more, advanced technology… Read more »

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Making sense of the alphabet soup: Decoding Green Rating systems

“Which green rating / certification should we pursue?” This question comes up often when interacting with customers. To quote a professor of mine from graduate school, the correct answer to… Read more »

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IEC 60364-8-1: Setting a New Standard for Efficient Buildings

Around the globe, cities are growing. Today, they house 50 percent of the world’s population and are responsible for 75 percent of all energy consumption and 80 percent of carbon… Read more »

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Universities studying up on building data analytics

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend $14 billion annually on energy consumption—an expense that continues to rise while their budgets shrink. Universities are… Read more »

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Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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BMS: Improving Efficiency While Leaving No Building Behind

For building owners and end users, efficiency comes in many forms. One is energy efficiency through the use of a BMS, a building management system. With a BMS, significant savings… Read more »

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30%? 8%? What do these numbers mean for energy efficient buildings?

Technology moves so fast sometimes that you may not be aware of the innovative software tools that can transform the way your energy system is managed and maintained. Let’s look… Read more »

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Denison University F.W. Olin Science Hall’s Energy Efficiency Transformation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy – and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained… Read more »

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Retrofit Buildings and Everybody Makes Money

It isn’t as headline grabbing or as history-making as the world’s tallest building, but retrofitting existing buildings can make money for building owners and controls contractors. What’s more, advanced technology… Read more »

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Universities studying up on building data analytics

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend $14 billion annually on energy consumption—an expense that continues to rise while their budgets shrink. Universities are… Read more »

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Energy Regulations for Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings dominate the modern landscape in more ways than one. I mean they’re more than just big to the eye. They’re big in terms of energy, too. So in… Read more »

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Power monitoring systems provide powerful and profitable benefits

Years ago I got a great deal on what we’d call in these parts “a wood truck”: a rusty, dented pickup perfect for hauling just about anything. It came with… Read more »

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Field Devices: Case Studies in Controlling Costs and Increasing Comfort

Strategically placed field devices that can sense or control air and water temperature, as well as unhealthy levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide), are the foundation of a BMS (Building Management… Read more »

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3 Key Tools to Cut Costs and Boost Efficiency When Offering a BMS (Building Management Systems)

Those contracted to install a BMS, a building management system, face several challenges. Chief among these are cost and perception, two sides of the same coin. A BMS is increasingly considered… Read more »

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IEC 60364-8-1: Setting a New Standard for Efficient Buildings

Around the globe, cities are growing. Today, they house 50 percent of the world’s population and are responsible for 75 percent of all energy consumption and 80 percent of carbon… Read more »

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Universities studying up on building data analytics

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the nation’s higher education institutions spend $14 billion annually on energy consumption—an expense that continues to rise while their budgets shrink. Universities are… Read more »

3 Comments

Making sense of the alphabet soup: Decoding Green Rating systems

“Which green rating / certification should we pursue?” This question comes up often when interacting with customers. To quote a professor of mine from graduate school, the correct answer to… Read more »

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Retrofit Buildings and Everybody Makes Money

It isn’t as headline grabbing or as history-making as the world’s tallest building, but retrofitting existing buildings can make money for building owners and controls contractors. What’s more, advanced technology… Read more »

Leave a comment

IEC 60364-8-1 – A Systematic Guideline to Continual Assessment of Building Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency has become a primary driver for the engineers and architects designing our latest generation of high-performance buildings – so, insulation levels, high-efficiency lighting and climate-control equipment and means… Read more »

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30%? 8%? What do these numbers mean for energy efficient buildings?

Technology moves so fast sometimes that you may not be aware of the innovative software tools that can transform the way your energy system is managed and maintained. Let’s look… Read more »

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CO2 Reduction and Energy Performance – Setting the Standard for Building Automation with EN 15232

With the conclusion of last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, energy regulators are paying a lot more attention to buildings’ efficiency performance, going forward. Buildings will need… Read more »

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Power monitoring systems provide powerful and profitable benefits

Years ago I got a great deal on what we’d call in these parts “a wood truck”: a rusty, dented pickup perfect for hauling just about anything. It came with… Read more »

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Energy Regulations for Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings dominate the modern landscape in more ways than one. I mean they’re more than just big to the eye. They’re big in terms of energy, too. So in… Read more »

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3 Key Tools to Cut Costs and Boost Efficiency When Offering a BMS (Building Management Systems)

Those contracted to install a BMS, a building management system, face several challenges. Chief among these are cost and perception, two sides of the same coin. A BMS is increasingly considered… Read more »

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The Energy Audit: A key tool for reducing building energy consumption costs

Energy management programs have proven successful in reducing commercial and factory building operational costs. Efficient Installation of low consumption devices alone (like motor systems with variable speed drives or controlled… Read more »

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