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
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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
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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
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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
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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, email@example.com, www.researchandmarkets.com
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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LS Industrial Systems will install a solar energy generation system and energy storage systems that will supply the power across the campus while KEPCO establishes a building energy management system (BEMS) in six campus buildings. The energy savings generated by the project will be divided among
Montgomery College, KEPCO and LS Industrial System according to their stakes. The project is expected to cut the school's energy consumption smart campus system would reduce the school’s annual energy consumption by 15 to 20 pct. (Source: KEPCO, Maell Business News Korea, 21 Nov., 2016)Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr
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