The Buildings of the Future project, an endeavor spearheaded by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the DOE, aims to develop a vision for what U.S. commercial and residential buildings could become in 100 years.
Europe will be the biggest market in terms of revenue followed by North America and Asia Pacific
November 16, 2015
The building automation market is forecast to experience steady but incremental growth over the next five years, generating $45 billion in 2021, according to a report from ABI Research. Europe will be the biggest market in terms of revenue followed by North America and Asia Pacific in 2021.
Honeywell survey reveals that U.S. buildings lack connectivity and intelligence
November 13, 2015
A survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research shows that building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over efficiency and sustainability.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop, and demonstrate the technologies needed to create smart buildings, campuses, and cities to better manage energy usage.
Awards honor important efforts in energy conservation
November 10, 2015
Daintree Networks®, a provider of open networked wireless building control and operation solutions for smart buildings, has announced the winners of its second annual Energy Champion Awards. The awards honor the efforts of those in the industry that are openly driving awareness to save energy in commercial buildings.
Phoenix Energy Technologies monitors and controls energy usage at an enterprise level
November 5, 2015
Duke Energy, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, has acquired a majority share of Phoenix Energy Technologies (PhoenixET), a provider of energy management systems and services for commercial customers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The combined offering pairs in-store controls with cloud-based analytics
November 4, 2015
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), and EnTouch Controls have announced a strategic partnership to deliver the benefits of EIS to businesses that have large numbers of small footprint outlets, such as those in the national retail and food service industries.
Wireless smart control helps hoteliers save energy while meeting energy code compliance for hospitality rooms
November 4, 2015
Leviton announced availability of its Omnistat™ 3 Hospitality Thermostat, a retrofit solution developed specifically for guest room energy management. The thermostat has a capacitive touch face, and when paired with wireless Leviton Lumina RF load controls and sensors, the company said it provides affordable guest room control.
When you’re traveling and check into a hotel, you expect the room will be clean, reasonably quiet, and — most of all — comfortable. Multiply those expectations by the millions of travelers staying in hotel rooms across the country each day, and you can see why the hospitality industry faces some unique challenges.