Results for Energy Management

EPA Top Cities Announced
Commercial buildings in the United States account for roughly 20% of the nation’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, which costs more than $100 billion annually. This is where M2M comes into play. Connected buildings can closely monitor and ultimately reduce this energy consumption.

Bridging IIoT for Building Automation
Findings from a recent online survey by Echelon Corp.,, shed some light on plans for building automation systems of the future. The results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate multiple systems onto a common platform, and that almost half of building-automation projects involve the use of legacy systems running multiple protocols from different vendors. The conclusion is that multiprotocol and converged solutions will be key to extracting optimal benefit from the emerging IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things).

ZigBee and 802.15.4: Driving Wireless Energy
Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth—the debate rages on; which short-range wireless technology will gain the most marketshare in 2014 and beyond? Of course, it depends on the application. In smart home and smart energy, the latest research suggests two core technologies, ZigBee and 802.15.4, will enable a large chunk of the applications.

Managing and Supporting the Smart Grid
When it comes to managing the smart grid, the ability to control a network can be key to ensuring the power system remains both safe and reliable. As grids become more complicated, for instance, due to an influx of electric vehicles, among other reasons, utilities face new challenges to their existing control systems. Luckily, technology solution providers recognize the need to help utilities better manage existing grid loads, while positioning them to take advantage of increased loads as more utilities look to modernize.

Building a More Automated World
We’ve all heard of the “Internet of Things,” but how about the “Internet of Lights?” Managing the energy output of a home or building is something that’s becoming increasingly important to today’s consumers and businesses. In fact, thanks to continual advances in M2M technology and connected devices, automation solutions like connected lights and beyond are making it easier than ever to automate both buildings and homes.

Will Your Buildings Go Green?
With the new year upon us, perhaps it is time to assess the future. Green building continues to be a major interest area across the board. M2M technology helps to enable a range of connected capabilities in today’s facilities.

Power and the Cloud
Energy costs can make up a significant portion of the budget for a small business. For organizations looking to cut back on energy use, M2M technology offers solutions that put data to work monitoring and controlling power.

Creating a Connected Community
Around the globe, more cities are interested in becoming “smart.” In the ongoing quest to attract new businesses and people, as well as enhance life for residents, cities are installing a host of technology to enable more connected communities.

Smart Energy Services for Tenants
A major feature of smart energy systems is providing control, and a new solution aims to put the power into the hands of tenants. A connected metering service allows tenants to monitor and manage energy consumption, so that even in multifamily buildings, residents can keep tabs on how much they are using.

M2M in the Shower
Long showers equate to wasted gallons of water. With water scarcity becoming a global concern and water rates rising rapidly, cutting back on long showers can not only help save the environment, but also money each month. But how can consumers know if they are really cutting back? Enter M2M and connected devices.

The “Smarts” in a Connected Home Is Coming
A new era is coming where our homes won’t just be connected and energy efficient, they will also be intelligent, with the ability to make decisions based on realtime location data. Imagine driving home from work or a long vacation and, based on your location, your home adjusts the temperature. This is the next era of the connected home, and one company is looking to lay claim in this area.

Grid Benefits from Technology
Smart energy projects continue to roll out around the world as organizations see the benefits of the technology. Smart grids can help both utilities and customers to better understand and manage energy consumption, and the technology that enables the smart grid is advancing.

Smart Energy Benefits Businesses
For companies and organizations around the world, smart energy is making a difference in business. By integrating smart energy capabilities into buildings, a company can cut down on expenses while promoting environmental sustainability. Smart metering programs allow utilities to better serve their customers by monitoring the amount of energy being used, helping to prevent issues such as brownouts and giving customers access to data on their consumption.

M2M Making the Smart Grid Billions
M2M has the potential to fundamentally change the way we manage our home energy. With smart grid technology, we can reduce our carbon footprint, while also saving money on our energy bills. As time goes on, more and more people seem to be catching on to the benefits of the smart grid.

The Right M2M Network for Smart Energy
M2M and smart energy are shaping up to be vital components of our planet’s future health. But like many in the M2M space, smart energy solution providers that make use of cellular networks have an important decision to make: Which network is optimal for their day-to-day operations? Is it 2G, 3G, or 4G?
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