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Food Producers Gain a Competitive Advantage with Efficiency-as-a-Service

Food producers have (dare we say it) a lot on their plate these days.  They’re having to deal with everything from economic and competitive pressures and availability of resources, to an aging workforce, and ever-rising operating costs. To stay competitive, food producers must stay on top of rapidly-changing consumer attitudes and market trends, technological advances, …

Lee Goddard

Dec 04, 2018

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Financing Tools for a Smart City

As expansion and urban growth press upon the need to find ways to finance infrastructure upgrades, cities have become bolder and more experimental about funding options. One of the biggest challenges is that the attitude to funding is still cautious after one of the most significant global economic crises in generations. How can cities and …

Ben Stewart

December 17, 2015

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Control Systems Make LED Street Lights More Efficient

Because LEDs are basically electronic devices, they can be synced with control systems in new, unprecedented ways. SmartWatt designs LED street lights with advanced controls that are supported by a wired or wireless network and remote management software. These controls link LED street lights with sensors, switches and dimmers that municipalities can use to alter the …

Ben Stewart

December 8, 2015

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Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Sustainability, Connectivity and Mobility

The basic principle behind making a smart city successful is discovering what parts of the city are already working well and identifying what parts could use improvement. How do you find out what’s working and what isn’t? By monitoring devices that play a role in efficiency. Monitoring expands upon the Internet of Things principle, enabling …

Ben Stewart

December 3, 2015

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Overcoming Challenges to Achieve the Vision of a Smart City

As new smart city initiatives launch, it’s worth exploring in more detail how a smart city operates. Let’s begin with a concise definition of a smart city: The Smart Cities Council, in its Smart Cities Readiness Guide, defines a smart city as one that “uses information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance its livability, workability …

Ben Stewart

November 24, 2015

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Guaranteed Energy Savings: Harrisburg Looks for Energy Solution

Most of the lights inside Harrisburg city hall have been left on nonstop for 20 years, city officials said Tuesday night, wasting thousands of dollars in electricity, bulb replacement and maintenance hours. Because of this, Harrisburg seeks a solution via a guaranteed energy savings contract. City officials revealed this week that most of the lights …

Ben Stewart

November 20, 2015

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Montgomery County Looks To Reduce Energy Costs

In an effort to conserve energy and funds, Montgomery County (NY) is looking to replace equipment that has become outdated in its municipal buildings to reduce energy costs. The Montgomery County Legislature will move forward with energy management projects after the Budget and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Legislators voted on whether to enter into an agreement …

Ben Stewart

November 19, 2015

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Guaranteed Energy Savings Project Underway with SmartWatt

If you’ve driven by the Harrisburg city government center late at night, you may have seen the lights on in the mayor’s second-floor office. In fact, you may have noticed many lights on throughout the four-story building at 10 North Second Street, even in the middle of the night. That’s because city officials can’t turn …

Ben Stewart

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Smart Cities, Smarter World

According to MIT, it’s estimated that the urban population increases by 2 people every second globally. The trifecta of rapid urbanization, strained infrastructure and enormous amounts of data not only challenges cities—it’s also creating new opportunities. As part of the solution to the rapid increase in urbanization, the Obama Administration recently announced a new “Smart Cities” …

Ben Stewart

November 18, 2015

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