This topic contains resources about IoT equipment used in home appliances, lighting, safety/security, energy and HVAC systems. It also includes articles about smart buildings, such as those about using low-cost sensors, robust communications platforms, and productivity tools, for better investment decisions and performance.
Building operators are ready to start deploying automated products that will steeply slash their energy consumption, says a government official. Steven T. Bushby, leader of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s mechanical systems and controls group, says 800 companies worldwide are making products to improve buildings’ energy footprint. “We can now interconnect building […]
Consumers are increasingly taking control of their electric power destiny, says a Washington, D.C., utility executive. Karen Lefkowitz, Pepco Holdings vice president of business and business transformation, says, “For the first time customers are becoming their own utilities in many ways.” Lefkowitz recently told a gathering at The Energy Times Executive Briefing, “We have customers […]
Often, an energy audit gets delayed because it’s perceived as complicated. Or it’s delayed because to really do it right will cost more money than the budget allows. You may eventually need the highest ASHRAE level of energy audit to totally clamp down on energy waste, but you don’t need it to save energy right […]