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The Benefits of Enterprise-Wide Energy Management

A combination of new state regulations, fluctuating electricity prices, urgent environmental issues, and public pressure have companies all across the U.S. reexamining their energy management and sustainability practices. And for good reason.  Nearly 82% of commercial buildings in the U.S. were built before 2000. As such they simply aren’t as energy efficient as they could …

Sep 03, 2019

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Building Automation Systems

INDUSTRY NEWS: EnviroPolitics Names SmartWatt As PACE Supporter

SmartWatt was mentioned in EnviroPolitics for supporting Pennsylvania legislation that would allow local governments to work with private lenders on low-cost and long-term energy systems optimization projects at commercial and industrial facilities. The legislation, officially named SB-234, would establish the state’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Currently, 33 states plus the district of Columbia, …

Ben Stewart

February 26, 2017

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Building Automation Systems

Building Automation Systems – Putting You in Control

If you’re a business, educational center, medical facility, or government agency looking to cut operational costs through improved energy efficiency and management, there’s one word to keep in mind — control. Building automation systems can operate and monitor a facility’s energy consuming equipment including lighting, HVAC, fire, security, access and other powered systems. An effective energy …

Ben Stewart

February 16, 2017

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Building Automation Systems

Strategies to Reduce HVAC Use in Warehouses

Warehouses represent a vast underestimated opportunity for improved operations, lower operational costs, reduced climate impact and a more sustainable building stock through energy management. Overall, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for roughly 30 percent of total energy cost in a warehouse. Warehouses are often only partially heated to prevent freezing, and they are …

Ben Stewart

December 28, 2016

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Building Automation Systems

Ask the Optimization Expert: BAS Controls

Question: How can I improve the energy efficiency of my building automation systems or BAS controls? Answer: BAS controls issues, which include problems with thermostats and temperature control, can take several forms. A building energy audit will typically identify energy inefficiencies in one or several of the following areas: Thermostats on heating/cooling units are vulnerable to occupant adjustment …

Ben Stewart

December 27, 2016

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Building Automation Systems-A Centralized Solution for Energy Systems Optimization

What are building automation systems? Building automation systems are a computer-based control system installed in buildings that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment, such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems and security systems. The system consists of software and hardware. The software program, usually configured in a hierarchical manner, can be proprietary, but uses internet protocols and open standards …

Ben Stewart

October 10, 2016

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