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Don't Go It Alone When Retrofitting

by Jim Meacham, PE, Principal, Altura Associates

Today, building owners embarking on an energy upgrade have more data and more choice than ever before. Digital data from power meters, HVAC systems, lighting systems, and other building equipment are waiting to be tapped. 1,279 more words


The Mockingjay in Nest

Nest Labs was a portfolio company of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers before it was purchased by Google in December of 2013. The deal was a key talking point for both sides in the recent gender discrimination trial that pitted the VC firm against former Junior Partner, Ellen Pao. 1,330 more words

Energy Efficient Buildings

Kerala - Gods own Country ?

The 11th Kerala Environment Congress (KEC 2015) will be held at Kottayam, from 6th to 8th May, 2015.

The focal theme of this year’s Congress is… 1,919 more words

Susutainable Buildings & Climate Initiatives

Round up the Right Data, Not Usual Suspects

“Round up the usual suspects,” is one of the classic quotes from the 1942 film Casablanca. When this phrase is muttered as the plan of action, you’re far from the truth. 1,017 more words

Building Automation

Reducing Energy Consumption of Buildings

The “Trias Energetica Concept” suggest that we should first find a way to reduce energy consumption before developing alternative energy source, such as renewable energy. It is possible by avoiding waste and implementing energy-saving measures. 500 more words


Romancing the Rules

Can mastering machine-learning rules for email, messaging, social media feeds and other collaboration tools make us better occupants and operators of  intelligent buildings?

I didn’t know that using traditional email was so… 1,312 more words