Tridium Inc., a leading provider of open platforms, application software frameworks, automation infrastructure technology, energy management, and device-to-enterprise integration solutions, announced the recipients of the 2012 Niagara Community Spirit Awards at the recent Niagara Summit in Las Vegas.
Michaels Stores, Inc., the largest arts and crafts retailer in the United States, recently rolled out a series of advanced extensions to its Siemens Site Controls energy-management system (EMS). Since deploying the Siemens system in 2006, Michaels has seen substantial reductions in energy consumption across its building fleet of more than 1,000 stores. The additional savings created by the new advanced-capability deployments are expected to bring total EMS-related savings to more than 30 percent.
Honeywell has introduced Attune Advisory Services, a suite of professional services that combines cloud-based tools and analytics for building owners and facilities managers with a global network of operations centers and energy and facility experts.
Exhaust-recovery ventilator The EnergyX energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) is now offered as a fully integrated, factory-installed option on WeatherMaster 48/50 HC rooftops units. The ERV pre-conditions outdoor air before it enters the rooftop-unit ...
High-performance buildings are about more than energy efficiency; indoor-air quality and maintainability also are important. That sentiment, delivered by Kent W. Peterson, PE, MCIBSE, LEED AP, vice president and chief engineer of P2S Engineering Inc., Long Beach, Calif., was one of the messages imparted to the approximately 200 professionals attending ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings: A Focus on Deep Energy Savings conference, held March 12 and 13 in San Diego.
Liquid-desiccant system The DuTreat Roof Top (DTRT 5000/30) rooftop air-conditioning and dehumidification system uses a salt-water-based liquid desiccant. The salt water naturally absorbs humidity, cools air, and removes most airborne microorganisms in ...
Honeywell and Hawaiian Electric Co. in Honolulu are teaming up for a two-year pilot program to demonstrate how demand-response technology can help integrate more intermittent renewable energy to the electric grid. During the program, Hawaiian Electric will conduct a test of “fast demand-response” (fast DR) technology, which gives the utility and facilities the tools to reduce demand within 10 minutes of notification of a pending imbalance between supply and demand.
Echelon Corporation has released a suite of tools and products for building owners, specification writers, integrators, and energy-management application developers. The offerings will enable building professionals to integrate the world's leading devices, applications, and building automation standards (LonWorks and BACnet), and thereby create energy-efficient buildings that are “grid-aware” and can respond to emerging grid requirements.