Atlanta Becomes First City in Southeast to Pass a Benchmarking and Audit Policy for Large Commercial Buildings

Atlanta has joined 11 U.S. cities with building benchmarking rules, a strategy to reduce the $400 billion that buildings spend on energy annually.  Here are details from Kimi Narita of the City Energy Project. Earth Day came early in Atlanta. The city council has unanimously passed a comprehensive energy and water efficiency policy that will … [Read more...]

Schneider and Siemens Lead the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Market

Schneider Electric and Siemens lead the building energy management systems (BEMS) market, according to a recent report by Navigant Research. More than 400 companies now provide the energy management software for buildings, according to the report. Competition is fierce, says Navigant, and companies in the $2.4 billion market range from industry … [Read more...]

WegoWise: Surprise Lessons from a Massive Database on Buildings

With data comes wisdom. And true to its name, WegoWise has plenty of both. The Boston-based software company has amassed what it describes as the largest energy-related database on North America’s multi-family buildings. That’s 16,500 buildings, accounting for over 400 million square feet (and growing). What’s the data say? Energy efficiency … [Read more...]