Earth Day 2020: Efficiency Opportunity

Earth Day was a concept created by Senator Gaylord Nelson with help from Denis Hayes in 1969 in the United States, and through time the movement gained international acclaim, with over “1 billion individuals mobilized for action every Earth Day”. The main concept was simple: to drive transformative change for people and planet.   Earth […]

New York Leading Building Efficiency Initiatives

New York State has big plans for improving building efficiency to reduce energy consumption. Submetering can help.   Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that an additional 2 billion dollars will be available for both businesses and residents to invest in energy savings in the heating and cooling space. This is an ambitious project that […]

5G or LoRaWAN Deep Dive: 3 Reasons Why LoRaWAN is Better for Commercial Use

5G undoubtedly will make a huge difference to our lives when it fully launches. However, LoRaWAN is an existing technology that is better suited for commercial building communications.   There’s been a lot of talk about how 5G will revolutionize our society with blazing fast internet speeds, bandwidth, as well as an increase in IoT-enabled […]

San Francisco Ranks High on National Clean Energy Scorecard

San Francisco tops the charts of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) scorecard, coming in at number two for advancing renewable energy initiatives, as well as energy efficiency in buildings.   This is the first year ACEEE is tracking policy efforts related to energy efficient buildings since they started 3 years ago. Cities […]

Are New Condos Energy Efficient?

A report in BC found that new construction high-rise condos can use more than 4 times the power usage as compared to older buildings, leading them to be less energy efficient. Installing automated HVAC systems and an intelligent energy reporting platform can help.   While developers tout the energy efficiencies that are found in each […]