Posts Tagged ‘ energy management ’

The Key to Building and Energy Management at Schneider Electric’s new HQ

June 25, 2015
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Schneider Electric Boston One

I recently toured building management giant Schneider Electric’s new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. The Boston One campus, as it is called, contains offices for the company’s buildings business and other divisions, in addition to 52 R&D labs. It’s interesting to see how a company in buildings systems and energy management builds and...

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Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

August 15, 2013
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Is Alarm.com the Bellwether of Home Energy Management?

If you want to know where energy management in the home is going, you may want to track Alarm.com and its automation features.

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Video: Energy Monitoring System in Action

August 6, 2013
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If you want to see what an energy monitoring system looks like in the recesses of an equipment room, and how the finished on-screen display can be operated, check out these videos I took recently in a cool green home in Vermont. The home features an Apple-based Savant home control system with Savant’s SmartEnergy...

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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

June 26, 2013
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5 Ways Obama’s Climate Plan Will Help GreenTech

Did you hear that U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Climate Action Plan on Tuesday? It’s a sort-of aggressive plan that was sort-of big news, though still probably off the radar or considered trivial for most Americans. Yet it could and should have lasting and positive effects for the green tech and energy efficiency...

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Go Ahead, Sweat the Small Stuff

June 13, 2013
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Go Ahead, Sweat the Small Stuff

Don’t be afraid to integrate small stuff like the Philips hue lighting system and mesh network devices using Z-Wave technology, for example.

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GTA to Host #EEChat

May 8, 2013
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GTA to Host #EEChat

Interested in energy efficiency or energy management? The weekly Twitter chat #EEChat will resume this Thursday, at its regular time of 9 pm EDT, and will be hosted by Steve Castle (@GreenTechSteve) of GreenTech Advocates. Just filter your Twitter feed to #EEChat to follow along and participate by using the hashtag #EEChat.

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Energy Management Stars at one of the World’s Smartest Buildings

May 1, 2013
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Energy Management Stars at one of the World’s Smartest Buildings

If you want to see one of the smartest buildings in the world, trek just north of Toronto to the Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology. The building has earned dual LEED designations and is a showcase of energy-saving and renewable technologies. There’s 85-plus kw of solar, with 57.6 kw of panels in the...

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Green Tech Can Save Our Health

April 18, 2013
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Green Tech Can Save Our Health

It’s no secret that the United States has a serious health epidemic. Green technologies provide the tools we can use to create a better future. Here are just a few of the ways smart and green technologies provide us with clean air and water, while making homes and businesses healthier and happier.

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We’re on the Threshold of Big Data for Home Energy Automation

April 9, 2013
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We’re on the Threshold of Big Data for Home Energy Automation

When control and automation company Savant Systems introduced its SST-W1000 wireless thermostat recently, it marked a first for the company. Now it has its own thermostat, as well as supporting others. But other than that, no big deal, right? Another Wi-Fi-connected thermostat, ho hum. But as Savant’s executive vice president of Corporate Strategy &...

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Are Smart Buildings Taking Off?

April 3, 2013
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Are Smart Buildings Taking Off?

Smart building and smart building technologies appear to be gaining favor among building owners. IDC Energy Insights announced new preliminary survey data this week showing that 50 percent of the respondents reported that they use Smart Building technologies today, with another 33 percent stating they would use smart building technologies in the next six...

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