Big Data, Internet of Things Will Improve Efficiency and Profitability

Big Data, Internet of Things Will Improve Efficiency and Profitability

Big Data, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and cloud-based data analytics: What does it all mean for building energy management? And businesses?   The world, apparently. Or a rave new world, which has huge implications for businesses, according to a GreenBiz webcast, “Sensors, Buildings and the Coming Internet of Things.” The Internet...

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Biz Opp: We’re ‘Too Busy Relaxing’ to Care About Energy Efficiency

Biz Opp: We’re ‘Too Busy Relaxing’ to Care About Energy Efficiency

Being "too busy relaxing" seems like an absurd statement. Though there's some oxymornic truth to it, especially in regards to people thinking about their energy use. Yet this also creates a business opportunity for home automation.

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Where Is ‘Big Data’ for Building Energy Headed?

Where Is ‘Big Data’ for Building Energy Headed?

Energy data analytics company Retroficiency has an idea: What if it used the data it collects from millions of square feet of building space to help marketers identify energy-efficiency equipment opportunities in commercial buildings? Is “Big Data” marketing coming to the world of building energy?

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If You Employ Remote Monitoring, You’re Greener Than You Think

If You Employ Remote Monitoring, You’re Greener Than You Think

Remote monitoring systems like Panamax/Furman's BlueBolt allow connected electronics to be rebooted remotely and help make systems integrators and their customers more sustainable in a number of ways. Read about remote monitoring's domino effect of sustainability—and why more of it is needed.

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Crestron Announces Wireless LED Dimmers

Crestron Announces Wireless LED Dimmers

As the market for LED lighting continues to heat up, we’re bound to see more retrofit-friendly products like control company Crestron’s new CLW-DELV wireless dimmers. The latest additions to Crestron’s Cameo infiNET EX line of dimmers and switches provide in-wall RF dimming of electronic low voltage (ELV) fixtures such as today's popular incandescent, halogen...

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Hot Solar Market Can Lead to Other Energy Tech Opportunities

Hot Solar Market Can Lead to Other Energy Tech Opportunities

Solar power is red hot. You’d have to live in a cave not to realize that solar photovoltaic (PV) is growing at an accelerated rate. And solar’s growth and acceptance should lead to other business opportunities for green tech and energy efficiency professionals. Last week GTM Research and SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) released...

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Home Energy Efficiency is Now About Curbing Electricity Use

Home Energy Efficiency is Now About Curbing Electricity Use

Note to those reluctant to market home energy efficiency technologies because “it’s all about HVAC”: Heating and cooling combined no longer represents the majority of energy use in the home, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Estimates from the agency’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) indicate that appliances, electronics, lighting and...

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Can Custom Electronics Guys Play in the Smart Grid Space?

Can Custom Electronics Guys Play in the Smart Grid Space?

Is there a utility play for custom electronics integrators to install home networking and energy efficiency technologies in the millions of home serviced by a smart grid? The possibilities have been discussed for years, without much of anything happening. And yet, at least a couple of well-regarded electronics industry pros believe there could be...

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