Zen Ecosystems has announced the launch of Zen HQ, a simple and cost-effective energy management solution. Zen HQ has been designed for enterprises with multiple locations using a connected platform which reduces annual energy bills by as much as 30%. Assessing US energy management for commercial structures The US EPA estimates this country’s commercial buildings […]
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“A Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is an integrated system of software, hardware and services that controls energy use through information and communication technology,” according to The Energy Collective. “Used primarily in commercial buildings, BEMS technology works by monitoring, automating, and controlling building systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, thermostats, and lighting to increase […]
The beloved California state bear is taking on another role, as he climbs down from his place on the state flag to spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency. Traveling across the state for the next two weeks, the bear will share ways Californians can take steps to save money by using power […]
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization that engages Smart Grid stakeholders to accelerate standards harmonization and advance interoperability, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference, November 5-7, 2013. The conference, to be held at the PGA National Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, will host power grid stakeholders from around the globe and feature discussions on power grid modernization supporting SGIP’s mission in orchestrating the harmonization of Smart Grid standards.
PV Evolution Labs Partners with AlsoEnergy to Provide Data Monitoring for Solar Panel Testing at PVUSA
PVEL’s PVUSA test center was one of North America’s first solar power plants and has a deep history in the US solar industry. Initially developed by PG&E to study the impact of high penetration solar on the electrical grid, the California Energy Commission’s internationally recognized PTC rating was developed at the PVUSA site. Due to PVUSA’s unique research status, PVEL’s testing program can accommodate non-UL listed products and prototypes – an opportunity seized by many of North America’s premier module and inverter manufacturers.
The final part of this series on energy management and benchmarking for commercial buildings examines the work that has taken place over the last two years at the San Francisco InterContinental Hotel (left picture).
College reporter, Kate Willson, has provided this reporter with an interesting perspective about some of this country’s leading sustainable colleges for 2011.