Building Technology, Plug Loads

Tips for Plug Load Energy Reductions: It’s All about the Data

13 Jun , 2017  

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Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits With a lot of focus on green buildings and energy efficiency upgrades such as lighting and HVAC, plug loads now account for a much greater percentage of building energy use. A typical office building can expect plug loads to make up 25% of the total electrical load. However, in an […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Energy Efficiency Retrofitting for the Biggest Impact

4 May , 2016  


How to make cities more energy efficient MIT News, April 20, 2016. Image credit: bryanucla New research shows how to identify the buildings where retrofitting for energy efficiency will have the biggest impact on a city’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. The new findings, which require only minimal information about the buildings and their energy use, was […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Envizi Adds “Below the Energy Meter” Services to Portfolio

10 Apr , 2016  


Envizi uses IoT to learn building energy efficiency IoT Hub, April 4, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect Australian energy management software maker Envizi is turning to IoT to get more granular insight of a building’s energy use. The company, which services about 130 enterprise clients, started in 2004 as a technology platform provider for reading smart meters […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

Managing Plug Loads in Commercial Buildings

12 Jan , 2016  

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Will Plug Loads Be the Next Frontier in Energy Efficiency? Energy Manager Today, January 6, 2016. Image credit: Keoni Cabral The first vital statistic is how much energy is being wasted. At Buildings.com, Enlighted Vice President of Business Development Zach Gentry posted the results of a survey of 11 buildings it conducted in San Francisco. The […]

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