The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer. As part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately $37 million, [Read more…]
CyberPower manufactures home office and professional-grade UPS systems, PDUs, surge protectors, mobile chargers and connectivity products for consumers and IT professionals. As an industry leader, we’re committed to providing a full range of power management products and solutions to help you power, monitor and safeguard critical equipment and data.
This Siemens Hydronic Flow Optimization video makes a strong case for using Siemens’ PICV in conjunction with their BT300 VFD series for maximum occupant comfort and energy savings by assuring accurate flow changes are made when needed.
Siemens’ Hydronic Flow Optimization: How to Maximize Hydronic System Efficiency: About 41% of our worldwide energy is consumed in buildings, and 41% of that is used by HVAC and hydronic systems. Learn how commercial buildings use hydronic systems and how Siemens’ innovative variable frequency drives and pressure independent control valves reduce hydronic systems’ power and energy needs to dynamically control flow and optimize these systems in new or existing buildings.
With over 200 education sessions and workshops, a trade show, and access to experts from all over the industry, the 2018 Summit is more packed than ever with advanced looks at the energy efficiency processes, technologies, and strategies that are changing the marketplace. Check out the full agenda here and we will see you in Cleveland!
BETTER BUILDINGS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22: 12:30 PM
Please join us Wednesday at lunch to hear from a great slate of speakers, including representatives from Cleveland-area Better Buildings partners and the Mayor of Cleveland himself!
* Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE
* Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland
* Jason Hartke, President, Alliance to Save Energy
* Bill Peacock, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
* John Selldorf, Chief Executive Officer and President, Legrand
* Asim Haque, Chairman, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNER RECOGNITION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23: 12:30 PM
On Thursday we will recognize this year’s Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers who have reached their energy, water, and/or financing commitments. Don’t miss it!
WHAT’S PLANNED FOR YOUR SECTOR
Check out the content that’s been tailored for your specific sector, from sessions and workshops to partner meet-ups.
See the sector list here.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES
Look Who’s Talking: Buildings and the Grid
Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 AM
Join a Roundtable discussion with leading retail, real estate, utility, and state executives exploring how buildings with advanced energy efficiency and load shaping capabilities will provide new benefits for building owners and tenants, help meet resilience needs, and better integrate renewables.
Wednesday, August 22, 2:00 PM
The Resilience Roundtable will focus on the federal, state, and city-level approaches to implementing resilience.
GET AN EXPERT’S OPINION AT THE ASK-AN-EXPERT LOUNGE
During breaks at this year’s event, attendees can meet with experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, FEMP, and more to get answers and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, and tools.
See the full schedule.
Wondering what to expect at the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit? Check out this infographic!
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ABOUT BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT AND ENERGY EXCHANGE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing event of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to discuss best practices in the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.
Optergy tenancy provides building automation contractors a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves from other contractors by bundling more project scope. Optergy tenancy enables building owners to recover utility costs through billing of tenants for electricity, gas, water, thermal energy (chilled & hot) and after hours air-conditioning override. Optergy produces consumption reports in CSV and PDF or can automatically issue a formal invoice to building tenants.
Dashboards, foyer displays and weather data combined allows the contractor to turn raw data into contextual and meaningful information that effectively communicates to building occupants.
Optergy tenancy features allow the system to automatically generate content for tenants that include:
• Utility billing
• After hours override and billing
• Foyer displays
• Weather data
Utilities such as electricity, gas, water and thermal (chilled & hot) can be easily metered/sub-metered and
assigned to tenants for billing based on usage. Tenants that occupy multiple spaces can have multiple meters
contribute to a single final bill per utility type. The bill itself can be configured to reflect property
management branding, tariff charges, how to pay options and configured for automatic email distribution.
These Siemens videos will give you important insight into an effective energy savings idea, review easy-to-install procedures, and walk you through the setup of Siemens’ new economizer products. The second video will show you where the equipment is connected to the controller and how to set the shut-off temperature set points, minimum damper position, optional enthalpy [Read more…]
Which manufacturer has taken a page out of legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vine Lombardi’s playbook?
There is a new player in the sensor game, that wants to revolutionize the way sensors are done in smart buildings, do you know who it is?
“Making the turn” is not just a golf term, find out how it relates to John Donahue, Kele and the Smart Buildings Controls world.
As the man, the myth, the legend, Ken Smyers, and I complete our fall travel schedules, we will be getting back to the weekly ControlTalk Now Episodes starting next week. Until then, please enjoy this much shorter version of the show.
This just in from Memoori:
Please Join us on Tuesday 24th October 17:00 CEST for our 10th FREE Webinar in the 2017 Smart Buildings Series, Kindly Sponsored by Project Haystack.
Indoor Mapping… The Foundation of Building Intelligence Memoori Talks to Ankit Agarwal, CEO of Silicon Valley Tech Company, Micello about how Indoor Mapping will become the Foundation for Building Intelligence.
* How Indoor Mapping could become the foundational layer for smart buildings. Think Google Maps inside Buildings!
* How Indoor Mapping will spur on App Developers to Create Services that will Transform the way Users Interact with Buildings.
This is a really great FREE opportunity to hear an expert share their experience and knowledge in developing Indoor Mapping API’s for the Smart Building Industry.
In this webinar you will learn how Belimo’s advancements in airside economizing address recent changes to the industry’s energy codes & regulations. The patented Belimo ZIP Economizer™ has been developed for easy use with ZIP Code setup, live display of operating conditions, and self-diagnostics making it the economizer of choice when selecting a code compliant solution for retrofitting your RTU. Join this discussion to ensure your economizer is up to date with the new codes & regulation changes.
Correcting Low ∆T in Buildings with District Cooling
Chilled water provided from a utility plant is commonly used in a building’s HVAC system in lieu of installing chillers. This results in lower return water temperatures which decreases the efficiency of the entire chilled water system resulting in the condition known as “Low ∆T Syndrome.” In this webinar we will review the design of a district chilled water system and discuss a study of a building where “Low ∆T Syndrome” was corrected at the point of water to air heat transfer.
Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, August 23 at 1:00 PM EDT