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New Regulatory Alerts for Dakota Environmental Software - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
Development of a New Integrated Management System for QHSE Management - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
VCs Shift Funding From Hardware-Based Cleantech to Digital Cleantech - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
Net Zero Building: Reality or Wishful Thinking? - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
Facility Waste Diversion--How Your Organization Can Undertake a Zero Waste Initiative - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
Affordable Energy Management Applications - http://www.environmentalaccoun...
The Too Much Power Problem - http://www.pikeresearch.com/blog...
A new term is entering the demand response lexicon – “generation response,” or GR for short. GR is similar to DR in that its main objective is to achieve the necessary balance of supply and demand of electricity on the grid. But, unlike DR, which focuses on what happens when demand outpaces generation, GR addresses the generation side, seeking to control both generation variability and times when generation outpaces demand. A surplus of power is just as serious a problem as a shortage of power, because grid operators, in order to maintain a supply/demand balance, must either store or disconnect the oversupply when it exists. So far, utilities and grid operators have not had to address this situation very often, but as more and more renewables, such as wind power, are integrated into the grid, the operators must frequently deal with surplus of energy when the wind is blowing briskly for any length of time. This is especially true in cases where wind generation accounts for more - Elusor Network
Quick Take: Freemium Comes to Energy Management Software - http://www.google.com/reader...
Many vendors, such as Assistly, DropBox, JigSaw, LinkedIn, Pivotal Labs, Skype, and hundreds more, use the 'freemium' pricing approach. These vendors offer an internet-based software application that is free and designed for widespread adoption. The vendor generates revenue from customers that choose to pay for additional features. This approach provides customers with a way to use a product (often for years) before purchasing more advanced features. This popular approach has now come to energy management software, which is one part of the Groom Energy Enterprise Smart Grid framework, a framework that allows energy managers to understand the interoperability of hardware and software systems for visibility, control, and management integration for energy management of a single or multiple sites. - Elusor Network
Real-time energy monitoring emerges as top building retrofit - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
A growing number of companies are realizing the social, environmental and cost benefits of retrofitting their buildings. Earlier this month, accounting giant Ernst & Young (ERSNP) announced the completion of an energy-efficient lighting system at its New York headquarters. The project - one of the city's largest light retrofits - will cut the building's annual energy use by nearly 2.9 million kilowatt-hours and reduce its CO2 emissions by around £2m. The market for energy efficient retrofits in commercial buildings - particularly in energy management software - is set to grow exponentially. It will nearly double by 2020, according to a recent study by Pike Research. Published last month, the report predicts that the global market for retrofits will increase from more than $80bn in 2011 to nearly $152bn by 2020. The emerging market is shifting away from one-time retrofits to making buildings more efficient on an ongoing - Elusor Network
Managing sewage like traffic thanks to data - http://www.google.com/reader...
If you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the design of your city’s sewer system, you’re not alone. If you’ve lived in South Bend, Ind., though, it might be a different story. There, heavy rain has sent sewage overflowing into the St. Joseph River and backing up into basements in the old part of town. Until data came to the rescue. However, South Bend’s sewer situation is just a microcosm of the woes facing cities as they continue to grow — the planet is estimated to have 9 billion people by 2050, and much of that growth will happen in urban areas. Traffic congestion, air pollution, crime and just general inefficiency are among a host of problems that plague growing cities and that, data suggests, actually grow at a faster rate than cities themselves. As we’ve reported numerous times over the past few months, however, big data — from Xerox’s traffic-management systems in Los Angeles to disease-predicting models in New York — is increasingly looked at as part of the answer to - Elusor Network
Nationwide to Use Carbon Trust’s Energy Saving Tool with 15,000 Staff - http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012...
Nationwide, the UK financial institution and the world’s largest building society, is using an online tool developed by the Carbon Trust aimed at changing the behavior of its 15,000 employees, in an effort to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions. The tailor-made online tool is based on the Carbon Trust’s Empower, an interactive employee program that focuses on saving energy through simple behavioral changes. Carbon Trust launched Empower earlier this year. The program is designed to help communicate to employees how small actions, such as switching off monitors and lights, can make a big difference across the organization. It includes a savings calculator that companies can use to determine their potential carbon and energy savings. Nationwide is the first business to create its own version of the Empower tool. The building society’s version will feature virtual representations its operations, such as retail locations and call centers. Employees will receive energy efficiency - Elusor Network
Carbon Trust secures stamp of approval for footprinting calculations - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
The Carbon Trust has beefed up its position as a major player in the growing market for footprinting services, after it became the first company in the world to secure official approval for verification services targeted at the latest product carbon footprinting standard. Earlier this week, the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited the Carbon Trust's certification arm to provide greenhouse gas verification services against the new standard for product carbon footprinting, the Publicly Available Standard 2050:2011 (PAS 2050:2011). The new standard builds on the original PAS 2050 standard, which was published in 2008 and represented the first attempt to provide a standardised means of calculating the carbon footprint of an individual product, including emissions generated across its entire lifecycle. The publisher of the new standard, the British Standards Institute, said the updated version features a number of improvements that address "ambiguities" in the original standard and - Elusor Network
The Too Much Power Problem - http://www.pikeresearch.com/blog...
A new term is entering the demand response lexicon – “generation response,” or GR for short. GR is similar to DR in that its main objective is to achieve the necessary balance of supply and demand of electricity on the grid. But, unlike DR, which focuses on what happens when demand outpaces generation, GR addresses the generation side, seeking to control both generation variability and times when generation outpaces demand. A surplus of power is just as serious a problem as a shortage of power, because grid operators, in order to maintain a supply/demand balance, must either store or disconnect the oversupply when it exists. So far, utilities and grid operators have not had to address this situation very often, but as more and more renewables, such as wind power, are integrated into the grid, the operators must frequently deal with surplus of energy when the wind is blowing briskly for any length of time. This is especially true in cases where wind generation accounts for more - Elusor Network
The Too Much Power Problem - http://www.pikeresearch.com/blog...
A new term is entering the demand response lexicon – “generation response,” or GR for short. GR is similar to DR in that its main objective is to achieve the necessary balance of supply and demand of electricity on the grid. But, unlike DR, which focuses on what happens when demand outpaces generation, GR addresses the generation side, seeking to control both generation variability and times when generation outpaces demand. A surplus of power is just as serious a problem as a shortage of power, because grid operators, in order to maintain a supply/demand balance, must either store or disconnect the oversupply when it exists. So far, utilities and grid operators have not had to address this situation very often, but as more and more renewables, such as wind power, are integrated into the grid, the operators must frequently deal with surplus of energy when the wind is blowing briskly for any length of time. This is especially true in cases where wind generation accounts for more - Elusor Network
Quick Take: Freemium Comes to Energy Management Software - http://www.google.com/reader...
Many vendors, such as Assistly, DropBox, JigSaw, LinkedIn, Pivotal Labs, Skype, and hundreds more, use the 'freemium' pricing approach. These vendors offer an internet-based software application that is free and designed for widespread adoption. The vendor generates revenue from customers that choose to pay for additional features. This approach provides customers with a way to use a product (often for years) before purchasing more advanced features. This popular approach has now come to energy management software, which is one part of the Groom Energy Enterprise Smart Grid framework, a framework that allows energy managers to understand the interoperability of hardware and software systems for visibility, control, and management integration for energy management of a single or multiple sites. - Elusor Network
Quick Take: Freemium Comes to Energy Management Software - http://www.google.com/reader...
Many vendors, such as Assistly, DropBox, JigSaw, LinkedIn, Pivotal Labs, Skype, and hundreds more, use the 'freemium' pricing approach. These vendors offer an internet-based software application that is free and designed for widespread adoption. The vendor generates revenue from customers that choose to pay for additional features. This approach provides customers with a way to use a product (often for years) before purchasing more advanced features. This popular approach has now come to energy management software, which is one part of the Groom Energy Enterprise Smart Grid framework, a framework that allows energy managers to understand the interoperability of hardware and software systems for visibility, control, and management integration for energy management of a single or multiple sites. - Elusor Network
Managing sewage like traffic thanks to data - http://www.google.com/reader...
If you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the design of your city’s sewer system, you’re not alone. If you’ve lived in South Bend, Ind., though, it might be a different story. There, heavy rain has sent sewage overflowing into the St. Joseph River and backing up into basements in the old part of town. Until data came to the rescue. However, South Bend’s sewer situation is just a microcosm of the woes facing cities as they continue to grow — the planet is estimated to have 9 billion people by 2050, and much of that growth will happen in urban areas. Traffic congestion, air pollution, crime and just general inefficiency are among a host of problems that plague growing cities and that, data suggests, actually grow at a faster rate than cities themselves. As we’ve reported numerous times over the past few months, however, big data — from Xerox’s traffic-management systems in Los Angeles to disease-predicting models in New York — is increasingly looked at as part of the answer to - Elusor Network
Managing sewage like traffic thanks to data - http://www.google.com/reader...
If you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the design of your city’s sewer system, you’re not alone. If you’ve lived in South Bend, Ind., though, it might be a different story. There, heavy rain has sent sewage overflowing into the St. Joseph River and backing up into basements in the old part of town. Until data came to the rescue. However, South Bend’s sewer situation is just a microcosm of the woes facing cities as they continue to grow — the planet is estimated to have 9 billion people by 2050, and much of that growth will happen in urban areas. Traffic congestion, air pollution, crime and just general inefficiency are among a host of problems that plague growing cities and that, data suggests, actually grow at a faster rate than cities themselves. As we’ve reported numerous times over the past few months, however, big data — from Xerox’s traffic-management systems in Los Angeles to disease-predicting models in New York — is increasingly looked at as part of the answer to - Elusor Network
Nationwide to Use Carbon Trust’s Energy Saving Tool with 15,000 Staff - http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012...
Nationwide, the UK financial institution and the world’s largest building society, is using an online tool developed by the Carbon Trust aimed at changing the behavior of its 15,000 employees, in an effort to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions. The tailor-made online tool is based on the Carbon Trust’s Empower, an interactive employee program that focuses on saving energy through simple behavioral changes. Carbon Trust launched Empower earlier this year. The program is designed to help communicate to employees how small actions, such as switching off monitors and lights, can make a big difference across the organization. It includes a savings calculator that companies can use to determine their potential carbon and energy savings. Nationwide is the first business to create its own version of the Empower tool. The building society’s version will feature virtual representations its operations, such as retail locations and call centers. Employees will receive energy efficiency - Elusor Network
Nationwide to Use Carbon Trust’s Energy Saving Tool with 15,000 Staff - http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012...
Nationwide, the UK financial institution and the world’s largest building society, is using an online tool developed by the Carbon Trust aimed at changing the behavior of its 15,000 employees, in an effort to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions. The tailor-made online tool is based on the Carbon Trust’s Empower, an interactive employee program that focuses on saving energy through simple behavioral changes. Carbon Trust launched Empower earlier this year. The program is designed to help communicate to employees how small actions, such as switching off monitors and lights, can make a big difference across the organization. It includes a savings calculator that companies can use to determine their potential carbon and energy savings. Nationwide is the first business to create its own version of the Empower tool. The building society’s version will feature virtual representations its operations, such as retail locations and call centers. Employees will receive energy efficiency - Elusor Network
Real-time energy monitoring emerges as top building retrofit - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
A growing number of companies are realizing the social, environmental and cost benefits of retrofitting their buildings. Earlier this month, accounting giant Ernst & Young (ERSNP) announced the completion of an energy-efficient lighting system at its New York headquarters. The project - one of the city's largest light retrofits - will cut the building's annual energy use by nearly 2.9 million kilowatt-hours and reduce its CO2 emissions by around £2m. The market for energy efficient retrofits in commercial buildings - particularly in energy management software - is set to grow exponentially. It will nearly double by 2020, according to a recent study by Pike Research. Published last month, the report predicts that the global market for retrofits will increase from more than $80bn in 2011 to nearly $152bn by 2020. The emerging market is shifting away from one-time retrofits to making buildings more efficient on an ongoing - Elusor Network
Real-time energy monitoring emerges as top building retrofit - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
A growing number of companies are realizing the social, environmental and cost benefits of retrofitting their buildings. Earlier this month, accounting giant Ernst & Young (ERSNP) announced the completion of an energy-efficient lighting system at its New York headquarters. The project - one of the city's largest light retrofits - will cut the building's annual energy use by nearly 2.9 million kilowatt-hours and reduce its CO2 emissions by around £2m. The market for energy efficient retrofits in commercial buildings - particularly in energy management software - is set to grow exponentially. It will nearly double by 2020, according to a recent study by Pike Research. Published last month, the report predicts that the global market for retrofits will increase from more than $80bn in 2011 to nearly $152bn by 2020. The emerging market is shifting away from one-time retrofits to making buildings more efficient on an ongoing - Elusor Network
Carbon Trust secures stamp of approval for footprinting calculations - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
The Carbon Trust has beefed up its position as a major player in the growing market for footprinting services, after it became the first company in the world to secure official approval for verification services targeted at the latest product carbon footprinting standard. Earlier this week, the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited the Carbon Trust's certification arm to provide greenhouse gas verification services against the new standard for product carbon footprinting, the Publicly Available Standard 2050:2011 (PAS 2050:2011). The new standard builds on the original PAS 2050 standard, which was published in 2008 and represented the first attempt to provide a standardised means of calculating the carbon footprint of an individual product, including emissions generated across its entire lifecycle. The publisher of the new standard, the British Standards Institute, said the updated version features a number of improvements that address "ambiguities" in the original standard and - Elusor Network
Carbon Trust secures stamp of approval for footprinting calculations - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
The Carbon Trust has beefed up its position as a major player in the growing market for footprinting services, after it became the first company in the world to secure official approval for verification services targeted at the latest product carbon footprinting standard. Earlier this week, the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited the Carbon Trust's certification arm to provide greenhouse gas verification services against the new standard for product carbon footprinting, the Publicly Available Standard 2050:2011 (PAS 2050:2011). The new standard builds on the original PAS 2050 standard, which was published in 2008 and represented the first attempt to provide a standardised means of calculating the carbon footprint of an individual product, including emissions generated across its entire lifecycle. The publisher of the new standard, the British Standards Institute, said the updated version features a number of improvements that address "ambiguities" in the original standard and - Elusor Network
Why Tendril may (finally) be positioned for growth — Cleantech News and Analysis - http://gigaom.com/cleante...
This article originally appeared on Smart Grid News. For the past few years I’ve been negative on home energy management. Sales were slow. And hundreds of companies were fighting for a piece of that tiny pie. (Yes, I said hundreds. Research firm Groom Energy has identified more than 300 companies in the energy management space.) Today I’m going to reverse my stand and predict that the sector is about to turn the corner, starting now, accelerating in 2013 and becoming widely known in 2014. Sales are rising (albeit gradually). And at least four companies are starting to separate themselves from the pack. Opower and Aclara in the data presentment subsector. And Tendril and Silver Spring Networks in data presentment + device control. In this article, I want to talk about Tendril and its prospects. As widely reported in the press, Tendril recently went through layoffs. Today it has 160 employees, with four offices in the U.S. and one in Australia. Despite the layoffs, I think the - Elusor Network
Viridity’s energy management software to be deployed in Asia - http://www.bizjournals.com/philade...
Mitsui & Co. Ltd. said Tuesday it will make a $15 million equity investment in Viridity Energy, subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tokyo-based Mitsui said the investment is part of its plan to build out its Smart Green Information Technology business, which includes Smart Grid IT, renewable-energy development and management, and CO2 emissions mitigation strategy. Viridity Energy, which is based in Philadelphia, has software that allows organizations to manage their energy consumption in ways that allow them to be compensated for power they don’t use. Mitsui will work with it to deploy that software in Asia Pacific and other regions of the world. Mitsui also will combine its financing ability with Viridity Energy’s expertise in energy storage to support the development of distributed energy projects that feature storage as a significant component - Elusor Network
Panduit Acquires leading Energy, Power and Environmental Management Solutions Provider, Unite Technologies - http://www.equities.com/news...
Unite specializes in energy management, power, security, and environmental monitoring solutions for the enterprise and the data center. Unite Technologies' expertise complements Panduit innovation in the infrastructure management space and expands Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM based solutions for the enterprise and the data center environment. The acquisition will bring an end-to-end physical to logical view and unmatched management of the physical infrastructure to Panduit and Unite Technologies' customers 'Unite Technologies brings innovative technology and a highly skilled team to Panduit. Unite has a proven track record of success in helping forward thinking customers measure and monitor energy usage, enabling energy management capabilities that address high priority business and operational objectives,' according to Tom Donovan, President, Panduit Corp. 'The Unite solutions are an excellent complement to the Panduit offering.' Simon Terry, Unite Technologies CEO - Elusor Network
Real-time energy monitoring emerges as top building retrofit - 24 Aug 2012 - News from BusinessGreen - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg...
A growing number of companies are realizing the social, environmental and cost benefits of retrofitting their buildings. Earlier this month, accounting giant Ernst & Young (ERSNP) announced the completion of an energy-efficient lighting system at its New York headquarters. The project - one of the city's largest light retrofits - will cut the building's annual energy use by nearly 2.9 million kilowatt-hours and reduce its CO2 emissions by around £2m. Light Planet finance model promises to illuminate LED savings The market for energy efficient retrofits in commercial buildings - particularly in energy management software - is set to grow exponentially. It will nearly double by 2020, according to a recent study by Pike Research. Published last month, the report predicts that the global market for retrofits will increase from more than $80bn in 2011 to nearly $152bn by 2020. - Elusor Network
CRedit360 partners with EPA ENERGY STAR - http://www.csrwire.com/press_r...
CRedit360, the award winning sustainability software provider, has joined the ENERGY STAR partnership program. Over 100 organizations including McDonald’s, Mattel, PG and ProLogis use CRedit360 solutions to collect, analyze and communicate sustainability data. A key aspect of this is the collection of energy data from commercial properties – essential for evaluating and improving building efficiency as well as contributing to enterprise level energy and carbon reporting. Collecting energy data can be a complex and time consuming process involving multiple energy providers, utility companies, and bills. Automated data collection systems help organizations streamline the traditionally complex processes. The ENERGY STAR partnership ensures CRedit360 clients can further automate the collection of facility energy consumption data by integrating directly with the ENERGY STAR Automated Benchmarking System (ABS). Data is stored securely in the web-based CRedit360 system where it is - Elusor Network
CRedit360 partners with EPA ENERGY STAR - http://www.csrwire.com/press_r...
CRedit360, the award winning sustainability software provider, has joined the ENERGY STAR partnership program. Over 100 organizations including McDonald’s, Mattel, PG and ProLogis use CRedit360 solutions to collect, analyze and communicate sustainability data. A key aspect of this is the collection of energy data from commercial properties – essential for evaluating and improving building efficiency as well as contributing to enterprise level energy and carbon reporting. Collecting energy data can be a complex and time consuming process involving multiple energy providers, utility companies, and bills. Automated data collection systems help organizations streamline the traditionally complex processes. The ENERGY STAR partnership ensures CRedit360 clients can further automate the collection of facility energy consumption data by integrating directly with the ENERGY STAR Automated Benchmarking System (ABS). Data is stored securely in the web-based CRedit360 system where it is - Elusor Network
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