December 11, 2013 - Blue Line Innovations has introduced a cloud-based solution that enables consumers to use their mobile device to see how much energy each of their appliances are using in real-time. The solution also includes a Wi-Fi Bridge appliance, which allows consumers who have Blue Line’s PowerCost Monitor—a home energy display—to view and manage their own household energy usage data through various free online and smart phone application partners. Main capabilities of the solution include: alerts when user is consuming energy at peak times/rates; electricity usage by key appliances; and benchmarking to allow users to compare energy savings with others.
November 26, 2013 - A software application created by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by allowing occupants to interact with buildings more directly.
October 15, 2013 - Atlas Copco Compressors has launched a new Kiosk app for tablets and desktop computers, promising to provide users with easy access to interactive product leaflets and an innovative energy savings calculator tool. Free to download for Apple iOS and Android tablets, as well as PC/Mac computers, the Kiosk app and calculator tool enables users to discover potential energy savings offered by Atlas Copco’s new generation of GA 7-15 kW VSD+ compressors. By indicating current energy costs per kWh, users can find out how much energy and money can be saved by switching from a traditional fixed speed compressor to a GA VSD+ compressor—about 50%, says the company.
September 11, 2013 - The energy measurement and savings website Noesis Energy has launched Noesis Pro Project Services, which aims to accelerate the approval and funding of energy projects by combining front- and back-office delivery tools with assistance and expertise in the preparation of proposals, and the validation of supporting financial analysis.
August 6, 2013 - Energy Manager has learned an updated version of the RETScreen Software Suite was released today, with improvements that include:• Increased performance for Microsoft Excel 2013• Updated worldwide greenhouse gas emission factors• 1500+ data added to the global benchmark database• 400+ new products added to the product database• Increased speed of RETScreen Plus• Bug fixesRETScreen Suite was developed in collaboration with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the NASA Langley Research Center. There are now more than 380,000 RETScreen users in 222 countries, where the software has been directly responsible for over $8 billion in user savings to-date.
December 18, 2012 - An updated version of the RETScreen Software Suite is now available, claiming: enhanced saving capabilities (e.g. with 64-bit systems); improved compatibility with different regional settings and number formats; flexible importing capabilities; and bug fixes for a number of minor items in the software (e.g. wind power and energy curves, group by filter). RETScreen Suite integrates the RETScreen 4 clean energy project analysis software and the RETScreen Plus energy management software. CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO on this Canadian-made energy efficiency tool.RETSCREEN
July 25, 2012 - Take control of the budget process with BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report (EER). With data from 5460 buildings, over 250 markets and market reports for 125+ cities, the EER promises to make it easier for you to determine where you can reduce operating expenses by comparing this year’s income and expenses with last year’s, identify and plan for operating improvement, including capital expenditures and planning e.g. energy and other utilities costs.
July 16, 2012 - Own an Apple iPad? GE is now offering its ProficySCADA iPad application, claiming to provide users with information anywhere, increasing visibility and driving real-time operational efficiency improvements. The iPad app enables users of either iFIX WebSpace or Cimplicity GlobalView to connect to their HMI/SCADA runtime projects. The app supports the same capabilities of a standard client by delivering full HMI/SCADA functionality including third-party application support with no screen conversions required, allowing customers to quickly harness the power of the iPad with minimal engineering effort across their operations, explained GE. The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store.GE
January 25, 2012 - Panduit has extended its data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution in the new Physical Infrastructure Manager (PIM) Software Platform Version 4.4, to include PIM Advanced Dashboards and Reports Module, which provide deeper visibility into operational metrics – such as power, space, and connectivity – through different pre-defined dashboards and reports. The solutions also help control energy costs, reduce risks and increase operational efficiency, adds Panduit.PANDUIT
November 15, 2011 - The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped its modular, sector-independent Simatic WinCC/B.Data energy management system with new functions, such as a data connection wizard which it says facilitates easy and efficient linking of energy measuring points and WinCCarchive tags to B.Data. The wizard also supports the user in acquiring data from various sources such as WinCC, OPC or FTP. Installation is significantly faster and easier, it adds. The new V5.2 SP1 version not only supports WinCC V7.0 SP2 but also the supervisory control and data acquisition Scada system Simatic WinCC RT Professional V11 SP1, which is used to connect the energy management system to the runtime system of the TIA Portal engineering framework, says Siemens. SIEMENS INDUSTRY AUTOMATION DIVISION
October 8, 2011 - ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas’ says its Energy Calculator 2.0 offers building owners, facility managers, elevator consultants and architects technical assistance when assessing the efficiency of elevator technologies for both new construction and modernization projects. The new version offers the following features: a side-by-side elevator comparison; a currency selection option; a kWh rate option; descriptions of drive types; a calculate button; an updated appearance; and a CO2 reduction calculation. The side-by-side elevator comparison allows the user to view different technologies for new installation or different generations of technologies for modernization at the same time. This view also makes it possible to do on-screen comparisons of minor tweaks, including lighting type changes and speed differences for optimum energy conservation.THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR
October 7, 2011 - Noveda Technologies—a player in web-based, real-time energy and water monitoring—launched its Building EKG energy- and water-saving application. This is the first in a series of mobile-based apps developed for business enterprises to manage renewable energy production, energy consumption and water usage in real-time. EKG is designed to help businesses access information anywhere at any time, and combines the capabilities of Noveda’s suite of monitoring solutions (EnergyFlow Monitor, SunFlow Monitor and Carbon Footprint Monitor). It provides an integrated view of energy cost drivers, including electric, gas, steam and oil. The Building EKG app will be available at no charge to new and existing customers of Noveda’s monitoring solutions.NOVEDA TECHNOLOGIES
PLANO, TX — Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, recently introduced the Wonderware Corporate Energy Management Application. The new application enables manufacturing and industrial automation customers to easily and quickly implement an energy management program and achieve sustainability goals. Part of the company's energy portfolio, the Wonderware Corporate Energy Management Application helps clients respond better to energy consumption challenges. The application allows users to monitor energy and detect and notify personnel of energy inefficiencies. It connects directly to meters on a network, through industrial controllers, and accepts manual entry via the company's Wonderware InTouch® HMI and IntelaTrac mobile solutions. The application is layered on top of the Wonderware System Platform, enabling integration with a wide range of applications, networks and I/O data sources. Application functionality includes recording consumption and demand at main and sub meters for a wide range of energy types, including power, water, chill, gas, air and steam. The application also associates production output to energy usage, providing the key performance indicators used in many sustainability programs. It can be quickly installed in a matter of days, and pre-built reports give managers, supervisors and workers new visibility and information on how energy is used within the operation. "Energy management at the enterprise level is not only the responsibility of plant managers and engineers, it has now become the responsibility of corporate management as well," said Bill Schiel, manager of energy management solutions at Invensys Operations Management. "All departments within a company consume energy and add cost to a product or service, so all must be involved in developing an energy management strategy that can be quickly implemented to benefit the entire organization's bottom line." With this Wonderware application, companies are able to create a variety of energy consumption web reports based on time period, department, cost center and operational events. Real-time views of energy consumption are provided by Wonderware InTouch HMI, offering an overview of the real-time state of energy usage. With the Wonderware Corporate Energy Management Application, organizations can quickly meet business initiatives for energy reductions and resource management to achieve long-term sustainable results. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit iom.invensys.com or www.invensys.com.
San Francisco, CA —Autodesk, Inc. today announced the availability of Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 software, a whole-building performance analysis tool, and the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design, a new free online resource for designers that illustrates sustainable design principles, decisions and technologies for every phase of the building project lifecycle. This new product and online resource provide architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms with tools that help simplify and enable sustainable design decisions.
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