Albireo Energy Merges with APC and EST
Building automation and energy services provider Albireo Energy has added APC and EST to its platform. The partnership will bolster Albireo Energy’s presences in the Mid-Atlantic region and enhance its capabilities in lighting controls, demand response and building analytics. APC founder Paul Czerwin will continue to run day-to-day operations of APC and EST as a […]
2016 Niagara Summit
If you couldn’t attend Tridium’s Niagara Summit this year, Control Trends has a nice recap of each day with videos and blogs. Contact us if you are interested in learning about how Tridium’s latest technology can help your building.
Energy Management Tools Boost Older Buildings’ Efficiency
Buildings use nearly 40 percent of all energy in the U.S. and account for a third of our greenhouse gases. Today, a growing number of commercial real estate leaders are looking for opportunities to upgrade what they’ve already got – rather than starting from scratch – to save money and lessen their environmental impact. We […]
How the Jace 8000 Harnesses the Power of Niagara 4
Switching from the Niagara AX system to Niagara 4 can be easier than you think. This case study from Tridium shows how a client migrated from AX to 4 in just ten minutes.
Plug-IT Featured in Niagara Marketplace
Plug-IT is now featured in the product category of Tridium’s Niagara Marketplace. Niagara Marketplace is the Niagara products and services store and a list of companies selling applications and solutions built on the open framework.
Building automation and controls market to exceed $56 billion
The total building automation and controls market is expected to reach $55.48 billion by 2020 according to whatech.com. Huge R&D investments and government initiatives to conserve energy worldwide are driving the growth of the building automation and controls market, especially in the U.S.
Three technologies reshaping BAS
BAS technology has come a long way. BAS systems, HVAC, lighting, automatic shades, elevators, escalators, fire, security, and other building systems can all now be controlled by advanced BAS platforms using wired and wireless sensors managed from internal or cloud-based applications either directly or remotely. The latest facilitiesnet.com article discusses BAS technologies you should be […]
Features of the new JACE 8000
Tridium has created an all-new hardware platform optimized for Niagara 4: the JACE 8000 controller. This next-generation controller features a global design that functions with legacy systems and has the ability to scale for future needs. The JACE 8000 controller offers native Wi-Fi, tool-less and modular design and enhanced speed. You can find more information […]
Niagara Analytics and the Internet of Things
Tridium’s VP of Global Marketing and Product Strategy discusses Niagara Analytics and the IoT in this latest video.
3 Ways Building Management Systems Save $$
Energy Management Today has a quick list that shows the value of building management systems: 1. Energy consumption data collected by building management systems can help facility managers identify equipment that is not operating at peak efficiency and make informed decisions about which pieces of equipment would benefit from an energy retrofit. 2. Armed with data […]
Building owners are embracing energy efficiency
A survey by Deloitte found that 79 percent of building managers see “reducing electricity costs as a key to maintaining a competitive advantage.” By reducing energy and operational costs, The overall impact of efficiency can be great for the bottom line: Reducing energy use by 20 percent can save $40 billion nationally in the commercial […]
Have you considered Plug-IT for your company?
According to the 2012 Department of Energy data book, plug load represents 26% of your building’s electricity. You can do something simple and easy to reduce your energy costs. Plug-IT is a wireless smart plug load device offered by EST. The device provides control and power measurement of your facilities equipment — “on” when needed […]
Tridium Talks for Niagara 4
Tridium is offering a series of talks and webinars for you to better understand Niagara 4, their latest offering, which builds on the Niagara Framework. The talks will cover everything from Niagara 4’s features and benefits to compatibility and migration. Visit the link below for a list of webinars and schedules. http://www.tridium.com/en/resources/events#Tridium-TechTalks
EST Represents a Variety of Vendors
Unlike other distribution companies, EST Distribution focuses on sourcing the best products and solutions from a variety of vendors around the country. We place an emphasis on investing in the latest products and solutions, allowing us to stay on the cutting edge of today’s technologies. Whether you are in the market for analytics solutions, building […]
Introducing the new Niagara Community website
You can now find support, tools and resources available to Niagara users by visiting www.niagara-community.com. The new Niagara Community site is designed to help Niagara users collaborate more easily and meaningfully. New features include: Robust search and filtering Rich text editor File sharing Digitized and expanded knowledge base If you’re not already a member of […]
Tridium and the Internet of Things
In this short video, John Sublett, Tridium CTO, talks about the future of IoT and Tridium, from the device to the cloud.
Show leadership in facility management
A recent article in CFM&D discusses how facility managers need to debunk the myth that they perform a necessary but non-critical role and demonstrate to their organizations that they are not just operating on a tactical level, but that they are providing leadership that positively impacts the organization’s two top assets: its people and its […]
BEYON-D Impacts Facility Managers
As a facility manager, you have a lot on your plate: managing discrete systems, problem solving and analyzing data, to name a few. BEYON-D can not only detect anomalies in your system, it can provide you with corrective actions. Check out our quick video.
Commercial Building Automation Market on the Rise
Transparency Market Research just released a report that shows growing demand for energy efficient solutions and enhanced security are the major factors driving the commercial building automation market forward. Recovery in the construction sector after the economic crisis has had positive impact on the growth of this market. To read the report in its entirety, […]
BAS is critical for smart buildings to grow
The evolution of smart buildings has been fairly slow over the last 25 years. However, according to an article in GreenTech Media, we are now on the cusp of realizing a fully automatic system that could control all the building services without the intervention of humans. This is called the building internet of things (BIOT). […]
Manage plug loads for energy efficiency
Did you know that plug load is becoming the most dominant load of a building? To reduce energy consumption, buildings need to focus on strategies to monitor and reduce this energy consumption. The good news? It’s easy to reduce plug load with simple, easy-to-install devices, like EST’s Plug-IT.
Kansas City will be the Largest “Smart City” in North America
With help from Cisco Systems Inc., Kansas City will become the largest Smart City in North America. The project will turn a two-mile stretch of streetcar line into a Smart City network with interactive digital kiosks and real-time infrastructure and traffic data reporting.
Tridium’s Niagara 4 is here
Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways. It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier to use. Now end users can directly access, analyze and act on a wide range of operational data. A truly open framework, Niagara 4 delivers a variety of notable improvements to […]
U.S. Building Automation Market to Grow 9 Percent
The U.S. market for BAS products is forecast to grown by 9 percent through 2020, according to a TechSci Research report. Rising energy costs and stringent policies are the major growth drivers for BAS products in the U.S.
Congress Passes Energy Efficiency Bill
The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 was approved by Congress last week. The no-cost, no-mandate bill will improve energy efficiency through reduced regulatory burden, increased transparency, and a focus on the federal government to save taxpayer dollars on energy bills.
Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools
In K-12 schools, school districts are demanding energy-efficient, sustainable buildings. Technological advancements and code requirements are resulting in increased demands on engineers. Experts in energy efficiency solutions can help navigate the best implementation even when budgets are limited.
Move BEYON-D Your Energy Management Dashboard
BEYON-D is a proprietary, cloud-based platform designed to provide you with experienced analysis of your building’s operational performance and energy usage. Unlike other services, BEYON-D dynamically suggests corrective actions designed to ensure your building achieves its optimal performance.
Revenue from Commercial BAS Expected to Exceed $713 billion
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, cumulative worldwide revenue for commercial BASs is expected to exceed $713 billion from 2015-2023. This shows the importance — and effectiveness — of system data talking to each other and utilization of it for better decision making. EST Distribution can work with you and your unique needs […]
Open communication is critical for interoperability
Open systems and open integration are essential to attaining reduced energy use, operational efficiency, and increased building intelligence. A recent article in Facility Executive explains why.
Maximizing Efficiency Investments
Maximizing investments in intelligent equipment and software in commercial and residential buildings depends on four key tools including software to manage, track, and analyze use and sensors.
Funding Building Retrofits
Although the data shows that retrofits can save money over the long-term, securing that initial investment can be a challenge. Fortunately, new programs are helping to change this.
New Video Features Plug-IT
Learn more about Plug-IT, an energy-saving plug-load device that allows companies to measure and control energy usage 24 hours a day. In the video, presenters discuss how the device can help buildings reduce consumption and lower energy costs.
Upgrades Lead to Big Savings in Chicago
A new benchmarking report aimed at measuring the success of Chicago’s efforts to become a more energy efficient city has found a total energy reduction of 13 to 23%, which translated into savings of $44-$77 million.
DOE Issues New Rules for Lighting
The Department of Energy (DOE) released new energy efficiency standards for linear fluorescent lights that will reduce electric bills for office buildings, schools, and hospitals across the country. Potential savings could reach $15 billion through 2030.
Boston Could Save $27M per Year with Lighting Controls
New data shows that Boston, Massachusetts, could save up to $27 million per year if lighting controls were installed in every large hotel, retail, and office building in the city.
Demand Continues to Grow for Efficient Buildings
Office construction is the fastest growing nonresidential green building sector, composing 60% of new projects worth $16 billion.
LED Lighting More Efficient, More Versatile
The efficiency of light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs has improved roughly 50% while prices have dropped significantly, according to the Energy Efficiency Administration.
New Study Ranks States by Energy Efficiency
For the fourth year in a row, Massachusetts beat California as the most energy-efficient state in the Nation in 2014, according to the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
8 Steps to Maximize Energy Efficiency
Smart, consumer tools like the Plug-IT device can help building managers implement some of the steps found in this article.
Using Lighting Controls to Increase Efficiency
The latest versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and IECC can show building engineers how to use lighting controls to improve a building’s energy performance.
Ford to Save $7 Million with Lighting Upgrades
Ford plans to install 25,000 new LED lights that will save the company $7 million annually.
NYC Climate Change Efforts Target City Buildings
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City buildings will become more energy efficient as part of a larger initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to 2005 levels by 2050.
Using Energy Management to Achieve Efficiency
Approximately 20-30% of energy used to operate commercial and industrial buildings is wasted each year. As a result, many building owners have committed to making commercial, multifamily, and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient in the next decade.
Manufacturers Not Keeping Up with Smart Buildings
Although manufacturers increasingly are implementing energy management systems, they are not adapting the closely related smart building concept as readily, despite its potential benefits.
Building Owners in Kansas City to Track Energy Use
Businesses, universities, hospitals and schools in Kansas City are looking for ways to become more efficient and have committed to benchmark energy use in their buildings.
Report Finds More Companies Installing Smart Building Systems
A new report finds that more companies are
PLUG-IT DEVICE WINS TOP NEW PRODUCT AWARD
EST received a Top New Product award for its
Green building automation with Tridium
Ever wonder how exactly Tridium’s automation
Alerton introduces Ascent Building Management System
EST is pleased to offer Alerton’s new Ascent Building Management System
Plug-IT Wins 2014 Top New Niagara Product Award
We are pleased to announce that Plug-IT just
Niagara Summit 2014
EST was proud to be a bronze sponsor of Niagara Summit 2014