Provides Equipment Manufacturers with a Better Understanding of DR Program Usage
February 27, 2015
The OpenADR Alliance has announced the first draft of its OpenADR 2.0 Program Guide to facilitate more demand response (DR) programs and advance product development. The guide defines typical automated demand response (ADR) programs and explains how they are implemented.
Firmware Update Complies with Title 24 Requirements
December 1, 2014
Venstar® has announced the release of its new Firmware 3.14 update for its ColorTouch® residential and commercial color touch screen, programmable thermostats. This update delivers added automated demand response (ADR) and equipment fault detection (EFD) in compliance with California’s Title 24.
He Will Help Company Continue Expansion of Its Energy Management Solution in the Market
October 13, 2014
REGEN Energy has announced the appointment of Pete Malcolm as president and chief executive officer. Malcolm brings over 30 years of experience in the software industry, during which time he was named as inventor on over 150 patent applications in over 20 countries.
New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
March 6, 2014
The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to work together to enable interoperability between Wi-SUN smart utility networks and demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.
Commercial buildings have become increasingly sophisticated with the adoption of new automation technologies and building management systems. As building owners and operators look for ways to better utilize these technologies to achieve greater efficiencies, their interest in demand response programs is also growing.
The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of a smart grid standard known as Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR), has announced the successful testing of the OpenADR 2.0a profile standard.
LonMark International and the OpenADR Alliance announced that they are working together to enable interoperability between certified products that will better allow commercial buildings to manage their energy use on the smart grid.
In this issue of The NEWS, we examine how HVAC contractors can enter the smart home market along with strategies for success. We also discuss the recent Midterm elections and what they mean for the HVAC industry.