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EDF US Subsidiaries Rebranded Dalkia Energy Solutions (Ind. Report)
EDF Group, Dalkia Energy Solutions
Date: 2019-10-25
French multinational energy company EDF Group reports the re-branding of its US energy management businesses as part of efforts to strengthen its presence with commercial, industrial and institutional customers. The new brand -- Dalkia Energy Solutions -- is being launched via a subsidiary of EDF Group named Dalkia. Groom Energy Solutions and Aegis Energy Services, both US subsidiaries of EDF Group, will operate under the same banner.

Dalkia Energy Solutions will offer HVAC, LED lighting, cogeneration, building energy management systems and remote control services to enable customers in the distribution, health, hotel, housing and logistics sectors to reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Dalkia Energy Solutions will also work with EDF Trading North America for wholesale and retail energy supply, EDF Renewables for large solar, wind power and energy storage installations. (Source: EDF, Dalkia, Smart Energy, 24 Oct., 2019) Contact: Dalkia Energy Solutions, Sylvie Jehanno, CEO, +33 1 71 00 71 00, + 33 1 71 00 71 10 – fax, www.dalkia.fr; EDF Group, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO, www.edf.fr

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Group,  Dalkia Energy Solutions,  Energy Efficiency,  


Salix Finances Edinburgh Energy Efficiency Upgrades (Int'l.)
City of Edinburgh,Salix Finance
Date: 2019-08-28
In Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council reports it has invested £1.6 million of London-based Salix Finance Ltd. funding -- £800,000 provided by the council and £800,000 matching funding from Salix -- in energy efficiency projects across several city schools. The work was carried out using the London RE:FIT (energy efficiency) framework.

The upgraded school technologies include: combined heat and power (CHP), LED lighting, boilers, and controls, all of which are expected to deliver better than £4 million in energy cost savings over the lifetime of the project.

The upgrades were made possible thanks to funding from Salix Finance, an independent, government-funded organisation that provides interest-free loans to the public sector for energy efficiency projects. In addition to the school improvements, the council upgraded Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and completed projects such as LED lighting upgrades to both the Edinburgh bus station and Councils Assembly Rooms, CCTV monitor upgrades to the City Chamber, and others. (Source: Edinburgh City Council, Scottish Construction Now, Aug., 2019) Contact: Salix Finance, +44 20 3102, 6900, www.salixfinance.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Finance,  


DOE Awards Bldg. Energy Management R&D Funding (R&D, Funding)
U.S. DOE Office of Science,BEM Controls
Date: 2019-08-12
In Washington, the U.S. DOE Office of Science is reporting the issuance of $1.05 million in grant funding to energy company ComEd, the University of Denver, Virginia Tech and software specialist BEM Controls. The funding is to support development of an energy internet that will enhance building energy management. occupants.

The award provides funding to commercialize a blockchain-based transactive energy platform developed by BEM Controls with funding from the DOE. Blockchains use multiple servers that operate like decentralized record-keeping and verification systems.

The BEM Controls software incorporates time-based energy management and control of interior spaces in buildings to achieve greater energy efficiency, reliability and resiliency. ComEd will use its Grid of the Future Lab to demonstrate the functionality of the system, which will be developed over three years. (Source: U.S. DOE Office of Science, PR, Crypto Economy, 9 Aug., 2019) Contact: U.S. DOE Office of Science, (202) 586-5430, www.energy.gov/science/office-science; BEM Controls, www.bemcontrols.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. DOE Office of Science,  Energy Management ,  Building Energy,  


Schneider Promoting GenNext Buildings' Platform (Ind. Report)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2018-05-28
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is touting the next generation of EcoStruxure Building, the industry' first open innovation platform of buildings. A part of Schneider's EcoStruxure Architecture, the product is the company's IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled, plug and play, open, interoperable, architecture and platform.

EcoStruxure Building's open, end-to-end IP architecture enables quick, connectivity of IoT devices and provides for edge control and collaboration between building systems and third-party systems and devices.

For developers, systems integrators and members of Schneider Electric's EcoXpert partner program, EcoStruxure Building enables up to 30 pct faster deployment through: Smart Connector framework for creating new system and app functionality; Enterprise Central allows for 10x more scalability to easily execute site expansions; Mobile commissioning, engineering efficiencies, and development applications for speed, repeatability and consistency.

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at every level, from Connected Products, Edge Control to Apps, Analytics & Services, said the statement from the company. It has been deployed in 480,000-plus installations, with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators, connecting over 1.5 million assets, according to Schneider Electric. (Source: Schneider Electric, TradeArabia News Service, 27 May, 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Management,  Building Energy management,  


First Aussie Hospital Scores GBCA 4 Star Efficiency Rating (Int'l)
Green Building Council of Australia
Date: 2018-05-07
In the Land Down Under, the Royal Adelaide Hospital has become the first large-scale hospital complex in Australia to achieve a 4 Star Green Star -- Healthcare As Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

According to the World Green Building Council (WGBC), incorporating green design in hospital infrastructure can deliver an 8.5 pct reduction in hospital stays, 15 pct faster recovery rates, a 22 pct reduction in the need for pain medication and an 11 pct reduction in secondary infections. Green Star buildings also deliver significant savings, producing 62 pct fewer greenhouse gas emissions and using 66 pct less electricity than average Australian buildings.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital incorporates abundant natural daylight, 3.8 hectares of landscaped environment with internal themed courtyards, sky gardens across the hospital's nine levels, and a 1.6 hectare green space footprint within the hospital. The facility also incorporates, high efficiency water fittings, a water capture and recycling system, onsite co-generation heating system and other energy conservation and efficiency features.(Source: Green Building Council of Australia, Climate Control News, May, 2018) Contact: Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew, CEO, +61 2 8239 6200, new.gbca.org.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building Council of Australia,  Building Energy Efficiency,  Building Energy Management,  


Acuity Brands Snares Lucid Design Group (Ind. Report, M&A)
Acuity Technology,Lucid
Date: 2018-02-14
Oakland, California-headquartered building performance analytics specialist Lucid Design Group reports it has been acquired by Woodbridge, Ontario-headquartered intelligent lighting, building automation systems and IoT solutions provider Acuity Brands, Inc.

The acquisition will enable Lucid to accelerate the continued development of the BuildingOS platform to integrate all facets of building data and expand the applications built on the platform. Lucid will leverage Acuity Brands' extensive investments in building sensor networks, integration, and controls to extend the capabilities of the platform.

Lucid's BuildingOS enables owners, operators, and occupants to find powerful insights in their building data to make buildings more efficient. Lucid's SaaS-based BuildingOS platform is deployed in over 500 organizations, 15,000 buildings and 1.5 billion square feet of commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and help manage capital decisions. (Source: Lucid Design Group, PR, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: Lucid Design Group, Will Coleman, CEO, (510) 356-2551, https://lucidconnects.com ; Acuity Technology Group, Laurent J. Vernerey, Pres., (905) 482-2720, acuitytech.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Acuity Technology,  Building Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  


Developments in Distributed Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, BIPV Solar, Thermal Energy Storage and Building Field Devices -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-01-26
ResearchandMarkets new report, Developments in Distributed Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, BIPV Solar, Thermal Energy Storage and Building Field Devices provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to advances in offshore wind energy generation, BIPV, and thermal energy storage. It also gives insights on innovations in building energy management field devices such as actuators, drives, dampers, sensors, and controllers.

Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and bio fuels.

Access eport detail HERE. (Source: ResearchandMarkets, PR, 19 Jan., 2018) Contact: ResearchAndMarkets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager, (800) 526-8630, press@researchandmarkets.com, www.researchandmarkets.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  


Social Energy Partners, Zoetic Energy Disclose Partnership Agreement (Ind. Report)
Social Energy Partners, Zoetic Energy
Date: 2018-01-22
Fort Lee, New Jersey-headquartered turnkey intelligent building technology (IBT) solutions specialist Social Energy Partners (SEP) reports it is partnering with UK-based Zoetic Energy to promote and deliver SEP's Intelligent Building Technology as-a-Service (IBTaaS) platform solutions to Zoetic's target markets.

SEP's IBTaaS, by integrating proven IBTs, local installation and maintenance services and green project funding, offers turnkey solution package to deliver timely and significant building performance improvements without capital investments from the end users. The partnership aims to leverage SEP's IBTaaS platform to modernize and transform building energy as well as operating performances for Zoetic's clients and contacts throughout the Americas and Africa.

SEP develops and funds 100 pct of the capital cost of building upgrade and energy efficiency retrofit projects. Through our pioneering, "off-balance-sheet" IBT-as-a-Service platform (IBTaaS), we facilitate and expedite the deployment of cutting edge and proven building intelligence and energy efficiency technologies such as LED lighting, advanced lighting and HVAC controls, building energy management systems, building artificial intelligence, building automation and integrated security systems that are paid for by ongoing shared energy and operational savings. SEP IBTaaS presently services over 150 buildings in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. (Source: Social Energy Partners, PR, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Social Energy Partners, James Tu, Pres., (844) 533-3863, www.socialenergypartners.com; Zoetic Energy, +44 (0)20 7384 8068, www.energynet.co.uk/partner/zoetic-energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Intelligent Building,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management ,  


Sprint Runs Energy Efficiency with Yardi Proliphix (Ind. Report)
Yardi Proliphix
Date: 2017-11-27
Santa Barbara, California-headquartered building energy management systems specialist YARDI reports that Sprint's installation of its Yardi® Proliphix building energy management system helped the communications giant optimize lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with cloud-based remote management software. The Yardi system continuously monitors temperatures, thermostat settings and potential equipment malfunctions.

Sprint initially implemented Yardi Proliphix in 2012 to reduce energy costs in its retail locations by 15 pct with an anticipated 18-month return on investment.

Sprint's new Yardi Proliphix implementations will cost Sprint less than a conventional standard programmable thermostat. Because Yardi Proliphix can function as a lighting control system, Sprint will not need to install a second system. (Source: Yardi, Business Wire, 21 Nov., 2017) Contact: Yardi, Matt Eggers, vice president of Yardi Energy. www.yardi.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


Army Recognized for Energy Efficiency, Conservation (Ind. Report)
Fort A.P. Hill
Date: 2017-09-08
In the Old Dominion State, the U.S. Army's Fort A.P. Hill reports the installation of an exterior finish and insulation system on ten transient training barracks, replacement of fuel oil fired hot water boilers and split system air conditioning units in three dining facilities, the installation of high-efficient windows in training support buildings and other energy related upgrades has earned the base U.S. DOE Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

The Army base also completed effective proactive energy efficiency and building energy management systems and interactive energy conservation awareness initiatives that helped reduce the base's fiscal year 2016 energy intensity by 23.4 pct from the prior year, resulting in a utility savings of more than $583,000, despite an increase in building square footage of 35 percent. (Source: US Army Fort A.P. Hill, Caroline Progress, 7 Sept., 2017) Contact: Fort A.P. Hill, (804) 633-8120, www.army.mil/aphill

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


CARICOM Planning Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy (Int'l)
CARICOM
Date: 2017-03-24
The Caribbean Community Countries (CARICOM) -- Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago -- reports that member country representatives are slated to meet in Georgetown, Guyana, on March 30th to establish a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC) and minimum building energy efficiency standards based on recommendations by the consultancy firm Solar Dynamics' Development of Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) for public and commercial buildings. The meeting will also review the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in an effort to adapt it, where necessary, and present for acceptance and adoption by member states as a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code.

The CARICOM Energy Strategy calls for a 33 pct reduction in energy intensity to be applied in all CARICOM Member States by 2027. REEBC is expected to address: thermal performance requirements for walls, roofs and windows; day lighting, lamps and luminaire performance; energy performance of chillers and air distribution systems; the electrical wiring system; solar water heating; appliances; renewable energy; zoning of buildings, climate classification, building energy management systems, and others. (Source: CARICOM, Jamaica Observer, 22 Mar., 2017) Contact: CARICOM, www.caricom.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


UMN Claims Carbon Emissions Cutting Success (Ind. Report)
University of Minnesota, American Universities and Colleges Presidents Climate Commitment
Date: 2017-02-10
The University of Minnesota in Duluth reports it has cut its nearly 640,000 metric tons of emissions in 2008 to 492,121 metric tons in 2016, and is halfway to meeting its goal of reducing campus carbon emissions 50 percent by 2020.

The university's Twin Cities Campus Sustainability Committee has outlined the following strategies to reduce energy consumption by 2050: creating a combined power and heat plant; upgrading building energy management systems, implementing green building standards for new construction and reducing laboratory energy; installation of LED lights; and installation of more building green roofs. the school also plans to target energy consumption by laboratories which use 60 pct of the University's energy.

The University of Minnesota is a member of the American Universities and Colleges Presidents Climate Commitment to achieve carbon neutrality across all the University's campuses by 2050. (Source: University of Minnesota, 9 February 2017) Contact: University of Minnesota, Shane Stennes, Dir. of Sustainability, www.d.umn.edu; American Universities and Colleges Presidents Climate Commitment, www.PresidentsClimateCommitment.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Universities and Colleges Presidents Climate Commitment,  

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