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June 18, 2014: 'Green Button' to Cut Energy Costs Across the Federal Government

Industry-Led Effort Allows Electricity Customers to Download Energy-Use Data in a User-Friendly Format
June 18, 2014

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that it will use “Green Button” technology to save energy and cut costs across the federal government. The agency launched its energy-saving initiative following a December 2013 presidential memorandum.


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June 18, 2014: Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype to Improve IAQ

Plant-Filled Wall Panels Filter Impurities from the Indoor Air
June 18, 2014

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have spent several years researching ways to harness plants’ natural abilities to filter toxins out of the air into an application that could be used in indoor spaces like office buildings. Those researchers have now unveiled the first public-scale prototype of their green wall.


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June 17, 2014: EnerNOC Receives 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

EnerNOC’s Platform Streams Real-Time Energy Data into Customers’ Applications
June 17, 2014

EnerNOC Inc. announced that it has received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year award from Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com. EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software was recognized as an example of outstanding innovation in smart grid technology.


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June 17, 2014: Direct Energy Partners with BuildingIQ for HVAC Energy Monitoring

Cloud-Based Software Improves Operational Efficiency of Commercial Buildings' HVAC Systems
June 17, 2014

Direct Energy Business has signed a partnership agreement with BuildingIQ to offer a cloud-based software solution to Direct Energy Business customers to reduce HVAC energy costs and improve the carbon footprint of commercial buildings.


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June 17, 2014: Cloud-Based Portal Allows HVAC Contractors’ Customers to Request Service

Field Service Management Software Helps Contractors Bring Back Repeat Business
June 17, 2014

RazorSync™, a cloud-based desktop software and mobile app for field service management, has released an upgrade with several enhancements. The most significant new feature is the launch of a customer portal which allows contractors to invite customers to schedule their own service requests.


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June 16, 2014: Rockline Installs Largest Geothermal System for Use in Production Facility

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technology to Reduce Energy Reliance by 65 Percent
June 16, 2014

Rockline Industries announced that it has installed the nation’s largest single geothermal heating and cooling system for use in a production facility. The use of geothermal technology at the 1.2 million-square-foot plant, in Booneville, Arkansas, is expected to reduce Booneville’s reliance on overall energy and natural gas by 65 percent.


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June 16, 2014: Honeywell Introduces New Smart Thermostat

Geofencing Provides Energy Savings, Fine Tune Feature Provides the Most Comfortable Temperature
June 16, 2014

Honeywell has announced the launch of its new Lyric™ smart thermostat which the company said knows when homeowners are coming and going, based on smartphone location, to deliver comfort when they’re at home and savings when they’re away.


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June 16, 2014: Energy Management Market for Small, Medium-Sized Buildings to Reach $1.3 Billion by 2022

New Regulations and Adoption of Enterprise Energy Management Are Driving Market Growth
June 16, 2014

Although small and medium-sized commercial buildings represent a majority of buildings both in terms of number of buildings and square footage, they have not seen the same level of penetration of building energy management systems (BEMS) as larger facilities, notes Navigant Research. That is now changing.


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June 13, 2014: Hartzell Air Movement Names Rep for New York and New Jersey

Samuel Tepp Associates Offers More Than 250 Years of Combined Fan Application Knowledge
June 13, 2014

Hartzell Air Movement has announced that Samuel Tepp Associates LLC is the company’s new manufacturer’s rep for New York City Metro, Long Island, and northern New Jersey. Samuel Tepp has provided industrial and commercial air movement equipment since it was founded in 1959.


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June 13, 2014: Lynxspring Earns Building Automation Customer Value Leadership Award

Award Given for Company’s Keen Focus on Enhancing Customer Value
June 13, 2014

Lynxspring announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company with its 2014 North American Building Automation Systems Customer Value Leadership Award. Lynxspring said that it earned the award for its focus on client experience by providing a powerful, yet easy to use building automation system (BAS).


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