San Bernardino’s East Valley Water District Pursues Energy Performance Contract for Demand Response and EE Savings

Learn on Greentech Media about how the water utility expects to save more than $500,000 annually through energy efficiency and demand response measures in a $4 million, ten-year energy performance contract with Honeywell, which implements a system to allow participation in Southern California Edison (SCE)’s OpenADR demand response program.

Paper: Building Energy Management Systems – Optimization of Comfort and Energy Use

Learn from this 2013 IEEE paper about how building energy optimization not only saves money and energy, but also improves building operations and increases user comfort. The paper’s abstract is below: Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) have been introduced in the built environment as a mechanism to increase the energy efficiency while maintaining the required…

Indian Wells Approves Climate/Energy Action Plan, Retro-commissioning and Voluntary Green Building Program through Desert Cities Partnership

The City of Indian Wells, as part of the Desert Cities Energy Partnership involving Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, has approved a set of energy efficiency policies and programs – including a Climate Action Plan, Energy Action Plan, retro-commissioning measures, and a voluntary green building program. The Climate…