Energy Can Be the Single Largest Operating Expense in a Typical Commercial Building
March 24, 2015
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced its new Trane Building Advantage brand, a suite of energy services offerings to assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings.
Deeper Integration of Building Automation Systems Is Driving Adoption in Commercial Buildings
March 23, 2015
Today, the opportunities presented by analyzing the vast amounts of data that building automation systems (BAS) can collect are accelerating their adoption across the commercial building sector, states Navigant Research.
University Expects to Save Approximately 10 Percent on Utilities
March 20, 2015
IBM has announced a new smarter buildings partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the first higher education institution to pioneer use of a new cloud-based analytics system for reducing energy and facility operating costs.
Project Is Aimed at Small and Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings
March 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings.
Project Serves as Foundation for Advancing HVAC Control Systems in General
March 16, 2015
Despite the availability of data, there is still no standard way to put together an HVAC system for a large building, and, even within one building, that system might be composed of many disparate pieces of equipment and several different software control systems.
Advanced Sensors and Controls Have Potential to Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings by 20-30 Percent
March 5, 2015
HVAC control in small commercial buildings could supply better comfort and efficiency at less expense thanks to a new low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Leadership Position Seen as Next Phase of the Alliance’s Growth
March 2, 2015
The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an organization of independent building automation contractors, is seeking an executive director. The alliance said this step is the next phase of its growth. The executive director will provide leadership and ensure the continued advancement of the alliance.
A research group led by Jim Rawlings, the Paul A. Elfers professor, and W. Harmon Ray, professor of chemical and biological engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has partnered with Johnson Controls to develop better HVAC control systems for large commercial buildings.