Promised energy savings in buildings don't deliver. The problem is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work.
Utilities are peering into a likely future of high-efficiency buildings with integrated photovoltaics, shrinking base loads and peaking generation.
Moving beyond energy savings and building codes for the adoption of "human-centric" lighting controls.
The dream of energy efficient, comfortable and intuitive buildings lies in better operational controls.
Its initial energy storage installations in California, which should be online in 2018, will automate demand response services more seamless for tenants.
It's a virtuous circle: Clear policies encourage investments, and investor interest encourages government action
Investors are still skittish about early-stage startups selling automation and energy-management apps, but the market for software, sensors and services for smarter offices, factories and groceries stores is maturing gracefully.
Certifications must go beyond incremental improvements meant to minimize climate change. Instead, architects and engineers should aspire to create blueprints that are socially, economically and environmentally "regenerative."
The new cloud-based company promises savings up to millions of dollars. But for starters, the upfront investment is minimal.
Data plays an important role in enabling our building stock to play a productive role in the low-carbon electricity system of the future. Here is what we need to ask it.