Archive for the ‘Energy Management’ Category


Addressing today’s energy dilemmas in commercial buildings through demand response

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by

A growing number of incentives are heating up demand response (DR) adoption in the commercial building sector. The commercial sector, faced with factors such as[...]

SMART Start, SMART Finish: Driving Energy Efficiency in New Construction

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by

In my last column for The Daily Energy Report, we looked at the prospects for driving energy efficiency in existing facilities, thereby reducing operational costs,[...]

AdvantageIQ’s Role As An Energy Cost Reducer

Posted on September 30th, 2011 by

Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of AdvantageIQ, discusses his company’s shift from helping companies pay their energy bills to also becoming a reliable energy saving strategist.

A Greener World: The Sustainability Decisions of America’s Leading Companies

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by

Imagine you just spent $50 at the store purchasing everyday household necessities and the store clerk inquires whether you would like to donate $1.50 for[...]

Home energy devices: Can we bewilder Edison?

Posted on August 15th, 2011 by

Why do so many energy insiders insist that home energy automation will fail? Many whom I respect say the typical householder will never take the[...]

Funding Solutions for Energy Projects in a Post-Stimulus World

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by

Faced with a combination of ongoing municipal and state budget cuts, pressure from citizens to keep taxes low and the looming energy efficiency mandates that[...]

Define ‘green’ please!!

Posted on August 1st, 2011 by

Describing a building as ‘green’ makes a lot of people cringe. The word is overused. And what does it mean exactly? Serious efforts are underway[...]

Smart homes: Coming soon — a dashboard for your home

Posted on March 6th, 2011 by

I am not sure why so many firms are focused on residential energy management. Parks Associates, the Dallas-based research firm, counts more than 150 companies[...]
To The Smart Grid

Schneider Electric Demand Response Solutions For Utilities And Businesses

Posted on March 4th, 2011 by

Dave Hyland, of Schneider Electric, educates us about what demand response is and how his company is helping utilities and businesses take advantage of new[...]

Overcoming Smart Grid Security Obstacles

Posted on February 21st, 2011 by

Josh Wepman, of SAIC, discusses some of the new security requirements a company might need as they prepare for more intelligent assets and a smarter[...]

Ten Ways To Slash Energy Costs

Posted on February 20th, 2011 by

Your bottom line. In the war against energy waste, this is where the victor is declared. It’s not HOW you save energy dollars; it’s HOW[...]

Of Money And Mechanical Clocks: How Standardization Can Spark A Green Building Revolution

Posted on February 11th, 2011 by

by Florence Hudson Standards play a quietly crucial role in the history of human innovation. Money is surely among the oldest shared standards, creating a[...]

ThinkEco’s Solution For Energy Efficient Control Of Appliances In The Office

Posted on February 7th, 2011 by

Erika Diamond from ThinkEco discusses the potential energy use impacts of her company’s latest product.

Beyond Energy Management Systems: The Economic and Environmental Impact of Maximizing Real Estate Utilization

Posted on February 1st, 2011 by

Integrated energy management systems (EMS) are quickly becoming a necessity for companies worldwide as they look for innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint, cut[...]

Facilities Management and the New Economics of Sustainability

Posted on January 25th, 2011 by

Energy Management is a term, which more and more, is becoming synonymous with facilities management.  Throughout the private and public sectors alike, facilities directors are[...]

Why Your Business Needs An Energy Manager

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by

Natural gas brokers are calling you with offers that will save you big, vendors are inundating you with information about the next great energy saving[...]