A newly published smart grid standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) aims to help transform the fundamental structure of the electrical grid by combining it with an intelligent infrastructure, which will enable the two-way flow of both information and electricity.
Ongoing education about building energy management system benefits is accelerating midmarket adoption
June 27, 2016
Larger facilities have relied on building energy management systems (BEMSs) for more than a decade as a way to increase building efficiency through added insight and cost savings, notes Navigant Research. Today, smaller facilities are finding the systems can be just as valuable for buildings in the midmarket.
Growth in global nonresidential construction is helping drive the market
June 21, 2016
The global HVAC sensors and controllers market was valued at $5.18 billion in 2015 and is forecast to reach $9.34 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9 percent during forecast period, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research.
Increasing need for cost reduction, rising need for energy conservation, increasing certification
June 15, 2016
The latest report on the global energy management systems market for the health care sector from Technavio provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market from 2016 to 2020.
HVACR manufacturers exhibiting at show encouraged to submit new or upgraded products
June 9, 2016
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) announced its call for entries for the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. The winners in each of 10 HVACR product categories will receive special recognition.
Smartcool Systems Inc. has announced the addition of a new distributor, EESI Global of Lexington, Kentucky, to its U.S. distribution network. EESI Global is an energy consultant and service company providing energy conservation technologies to businesses of all types and sizes.
The ZigBee Alliance, a nonprofit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), announced 38 new members have joined since the beginning of 2016.
New technology to protect property and conserve and enhance how we use water
June 3, 2016
Uponor Corp. has announced the formation of Phyn, a new partnership with Belkin International. According to the companies, Phyn will create an intelligent water solution that protects homes and businesses from leak damage, enables mindful conservation, and enhances water usage with automated and anticipatory controls.
Reports show the value of identifying and correcting HVAC issues
June 2, 2016
Encycle™ has announced the public release of its HVAC Visibility reports, part of its overall Energy as a Service by Encycle (EASE) solution. The solution is designed to maximize the performance of HVAC systems to save commercial and industrial companies money while reducing their carbon footprint.
The company offers an edge-analytics sensor for the home and building automation markets
June 1, 2016
PointGrab announced that Corporate LiveWire has selected the company as its Innovation and Excellence Award winner in Home and Building Automation. The award is sponsored by the International Business Innovation Association.