Rising energy prices will be a key trend for market growth
August 29, 2016
The global energy-efficient building market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6 percent during the forecast period of 2016 to 2020, according to a report from Sandler Research.
Army has contracted for 127 individual projects, or task orders, totaling $1.015 billion
August 25, 2016
The U.S. Army announced it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in energy savings performance contracts and utility energy services contracts in less than five years. This is in response to President Obama’s challenge to all federal agencies to achieve a total investment of $4 billion before the end of 2016.
Building managers can now track energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste together
August 24, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.
Proposed standard is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016
August 24, 2016
Several changes to a proposed standard to address building energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P will provide a standardized approach for determining and expressing building energy performance in a rating program.
Small and medium commercial buildings represent the majority of buildings worldwide
August 22, 2016
Small and medium commercial buildings (SMCBs) — up to 100,000 square feet — have not seen the same penetration of energy-efficiency technologies as larger facilities due to lower expenditures on energy management, lack of customer education, perceived high risk of retrofit financing, and split incentives between the building owner and tenant, noted Navigant Research.
NEO Network developed to foster industry collaboration
August 16, 2016
Schneider Electric has introduced the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™, a collaborative online platform to help commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy, cleantech, and energy-efficiency prospects.
Money will enhance the culture of security within DOE’s utility members’ organizations
August 15, 2016
Over the next three years, DOE funding will be used by APPA and NRECA to develop security tools, educational resources, updated guidelines, and training on common strategies that can be used to cultivate an improved cyber and physical security culture.
The installation included a 227-kW solar photovoltaic array on the school’s roof, a wood pellet boiler to supply most of the school’s heating needs, and replacement of 42 classroom ventilators and all the windows that are original to the 1961 portion of the building
Sensing subsystems enhance its energy intelligence platform
August 11, 2016
BuildingIQ has announced the acquisition of comfort sensing technology, comprised of the OptiCool and ComfortSENSE subsystems and interface, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for approximately AUD$500,000.