A smart grid is an integrated system of utilities, consumers, and distributed-energy resources that allows for two-way communications throughout the grid. The smart grid market is expected to surpass $400 billion worldwide by 2020. As a result, the expertise of HVAC contractors will only become more important with the ongoing development of smart homes, smart devices, and home automation systems integrated by the Internet of Things (IoT).
This panel discussion will cover a broad range of building industry topics and provide perspectives on cybersecurity, advancements in IoT, electric grid connected buildings and the advancements of distributed energy resources, and how interoperability is enabling new solutions and the associated risks.
The association will advise on the buildings and smart city market
September 9, 2016
LonMark® International, an association for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced it has joined as a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Grid Modernization Initiative Foundational Project 3: Interoperability.
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.
With the theme “Leveraging Innovation to Become an Energy Efficiency Superpower,” government and private sector officials discussed the technologies, policies, and business models the U.S. needs to pursue at the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum, sponsored by Johnson Controls Inc. and the United States Energy Association.
Organization Focuses on Development and Exchange of Information among Policymakers, Utilities, Technology Companies
May 6, 2015
Three more companies have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). They come aboard as ADS gears up for its 12th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. The new members are EcoFactor, Tendril, and Cadmus.
Lab Will Test New Products, Validate Grid Solutions, Conduct Research, Train Employees
March 18, 2015
Schneider Electric, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) in Toronto. The facility, Canada’s first university-based smart grid laboratory, is now available to partners and collaborators.
In this issue, we take a comprehensive look at the future of social media, SEO, apps, and more and how they can affect your contracting business. We also look at new home automation and zoning products and trends that will benefit your customers in terms of comfort and convenience.
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