Category: Energy Management
Forester Daily News, Mar. 2017, by Ed Ritchie.
"In Part 1 of a 5-part series, author Ed Ritchie takes readers through the process of understanding reliable energy strategies like peak shaving for business applications. Through this series, he explains the multifaceted components of commercial building energy systems that might include utilities analysis software, commercial generators, and other onsite technologies important in maintaining reliable power generation
Distributed Energy, Mar/Apr. 2017, by Carol Brzozowski.
"Today’s energy management systems are not only about day-to-day control and management, “but the big opportunity for customers is to use them to manage variability and to understand where the energy dollars are going within the enterprise so that when they do get squeezed, they know where to look,” says [Greg] Turner. Honeywell Business Solutions offers turnkey energy performance contracting installation and service conditioning hardware, software, and services designed to help end-users manage the energy risk and variability...."
Forester Daily News, Mar. 2017, by Ed Ritchie.
"Automation software, customizable networks, and data collection create energy savings
Building Operating Management, Mar. 2017, by Lindsay Audin.
"When developing ways to improve energy efficiency in commercial facilities, two words stand out: Plan ahead. While some efficiency options are almost literally plug-and-play, maximizing benefits while avoiding pitfalls involves steps taken long before choices are made and equipment specified. New technologies, incentives, and codes need to be integrated into any strategy for saving money through energy use reduction. Done well, those steps may lead to higher quality, greater savings, lower costs, and happier occupants
." An article in 3-parts.
District Energy, 1st Qtr 2017, by David Trigg.
"System operators can expand their service offerings -- and remain relevant in today's marketplace -- by helping customers manage building energy use
Energy Manager Today, Dec. 7, 2016, by Carl Weinschenk.
"Efforts are underway to address residential building energy use. In October, the National Network of Business and Industry Association provided a grant to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) that enabled it and the NAAEI to launch a micro-credential program aimed at apartment technical staffs. The credential will be a step beyond Certification for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT). CAMT+E certification attests that the person is capable in planning, procuring and managing energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits in apartments. It is, the press release says, “the first in a series of stackable micro-credentials, which together will lead to a new Certificate for Maintenance Supervisors.
RCR Wireless News, Nov. 18, 2016, by Phillip Tracy.
"The Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency claims to operate the world’s largest water recycling facility designed for raw food crop irrigation, using 25 pumping stations to treat 20 million gallons of wastewater every day. Pumping, treatment and conveyance are a few of the most expensive and energy exhaustive processes for regional municipalities, comprising more than 30% of their budgets, according to a case study provided by Candi Controls. The MRWPCA chose an energy management and control solution to try to reduce operating costs associated with its operations
Northwest Public Power Bulletin, Apr. 2016, by David Moody and Joel Scruggs. -- scroll or jump to page 26.
"An energy audit of the medical center's equipment, processes, and systems identified a number of operations and maintenance improvements that could add up to significant energy savings."
HPAC Engineering, Apr. 2016, by Alerton.
"When York County School Division renovated Magruder Elementary School in Williamsburg, Va., in 2015, it chose to install variable refrigerant flow (VRF) for heating and cooling. The wall controllers supplied by the VRF manufacturer, however, lacked dual set points, night setback, and consistent interoperability across competing systems, restricting the school division’s ability to manage energy use. For more robust and consistent control, [the VRF was integrated with a communicating sensor-controller combination].
Engineered Systems, Apr. 2016, by Robert S. Novak.
"In the beginning, the goal is to enable the operations and maintenance staff to work with the system to give it the best chance to perform as designed. Later, the vision is a culture of continuous improvement that can withstand changes in technology and personnel. In between? Plenty of opportunity for thoughtful operations and standardized routines