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  • IBM Smart Building Technology to Increase U.S. Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency

      WASHINGTON and ARMONK, N.Y., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a contract to IBM (NYSE: IBM) to develop and install advanced smart building technology in 50 of the federal government's highest energy-consuming ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Smart Metering: maximising the technology

    Introduction I would like to start by thanking Intellect UK for organising this event and bringing us all together to discuss this important agenda. This autumn we have seen energy bills climb up the political agenda. The main drivers of rising energy prices in recent years have been the increasing wholesale energy costs and the need of course to upgrade our network ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • PPM Technology team attend ‘Wireless Sensing for Smart Buildings’ event.

    Members of the PPM Technology team attended the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Regulations uplift prospects for green and smart building technologies, finds frost & sullivan

    Legislative policies greatly influence the top 10 technologies in the green buildings domain. There is a pressing need to ramp up research and development (R&D) efforts to reduce costs and ensure photovoltaic (PV) cell readiness for rapid development. It is the responsibility of the government and construction industry to support long-term technology innovations for facilitating the reduction ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • The Next Generation of Smart, Connected, High Performance Buildings

    The financial pressures of the past five years to contain costs and increase operating efficiencies propelled technology and automation into mainstream discussions for the commercial, corporate, government and institutional real estate industry. During this period, cloud computing emerged, mobile technologies became more powerful and permeated the marketplace, big data made its way into building ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • ‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

    A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems has created a new technology for energy efficient heat recovery windows for the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. In winter, windows and ventilation are a significant source of heat loss, particularly in older buildings, and the new windows address this. The smart  ...


    By European Commission

  • Cash for companies to start building smart cities

    Eight companies and their collaborative partners have been given grants by the Department of Energy and Climate Change today to explore smart technology. The grants are part of the UK’s plan to move to smarter energy supplies including smart meters in every home, a smart grid and entire smart cities. The projects are spread across a range of various technologies supporting smart grid development ...


  • New systems for energy-efficient smart buildings

    IBM has announced plans to work with Tridium, Inc. to develop new technology and solutions that will allow companies to maximize efficiency of their new and existing buildings and facilities while keeping an eye on profits. Tridium, part of Honeywell"s Automation and Control Solutions group, is a global provider of software and embedded hardware that allows for integration and control of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Innovative Commercial Smart Building Technology takes on NYC’s Iconic Empire State Building

    On paper, Genergy, Inc. - a Manhattan based firm that recently exited chapter 11 after a drawn out legal showdown (US Bankruptcy Court, case no. 10-15622) - is perhaps the most unlikely player to take on a NYC iconic Commercial Smart Building Technology giant. But teaming up with Archangel Energy Group, Genergy ...


  • Taiwan well positioned to build `smart` cities

    An organization dedicated to turning environmental problems into business opportunities has urged Taiwan to take advantage of its talent and relatively small size to build up so-called smart cities -- urban areas that are environmentally friendly, with minimal energy use and low carbon emissions. John D. Wiebe, the president and CEO of the Globe Foundation, a non-profit Canadian group, was ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ZBB Receives Order for "Smart" Commercial Building Application

    ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today a contract from a major commercial end user to provide an energy system for use in grid interactive (grid-tied) applications utilizing the ZBB EnerSystem™ integrated power management and energy storage platform. ZBB's grid-syncing architecture allows for direct ...


  • Smart Technology for significant chiller energy savings

    In the average building, chillers account for between 35 and 50 percent of energy expenditures. Even minor adjustments in chiller efficiency can significantly lower the overall overhead of your business. Chiller efficiency and its relationship to the Internet of Things will be on everyone’s mind this weekend at the AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, ...

  • Switch2 wins European award for smart metering technology

    Switch2 has won the European Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award for its Incontro smart billing and energy management system for community heating schemes. The Yorkshire-based company was also shortlisted for two other awards in the prestigious European Smart Energy Awards 2016, which were presented at a ...


    By ENER-G

  • Harnessing Communications Technologies and IoT Applications for the Smart City

    The speed of technology change has not yet provided solutions to the growing nexus of interconnected urban problems - among them housing availability; natural resource depletion and ecosystem stress; inadequate education and health care; and racial and ethnic inequalities. Successfully harnessing technologies to meet these challenges is a key priority, and challenge, for realizing the Smart City ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Shipments of Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings Will Surpass 28 Million Units by 2020

    Efforts to make buildings smarter and more energy-efficient have given rise to a new class of advanced sensors, allowing building systems to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions. These devices can create environments that are both more productive for occupants and more operationally efficient for owners. Click to tweet: ...

  • Pike Research Launches Two New Smart Buildings Advisory Services

    Today Pike Research, a market research and consulting firm focused on global clean technology markets, announced the launch of two new subscription-based advisory services for the rapidly-evolving ...


  • IBM Joins European Consortium to Build a Smart Grid Using Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has joined a collaborative consortium to help develop an energy grid that uses at least 50 percent of renewable energy sources, such as wind power, solar energy and biogas. Led by a European Union-funded consortium, the EcoGrid EU ...


    By IBM Corporation

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