San Francisco Creates Green Leasing Toolkit for Commercial Buildings

By Leslie Guevarra Green leasing for commercial buildings isn’t a tough concept to grasp. The challenge is getting owners and tenants to believe that it can work for them, and not just giant properties. The city of San Francisco and the Business Council on Climate Change are offering a new resource to help get that point across — […]

JCI Unveils Panoptix Platform to Boost Building Performance Insight

By Leslie Guevarra Johnson Controls Inc. introduced a new strategy today to capture a greater share of the market for building efficiency performance systems: an end-to-end, cloud-based solution called Panoptix. It’s significant that JCI chose to take the wraps off its solution today as the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual conference, Greenbuild, gets underway in Toronto: The solution is […]

the Impacts of Energy-Smart Buildings

Microsoft Published October 06, 2011 Email | Print Tags: Buildings, Energy Efficiency, More… This white paper from Microsoft, Accenture and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory looks at how conducting an IT retrofit of building management tools can have a quick return on investment. Microsoft, in partnership with Accenture and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, deployed smart building management systems on 2.6 million […]

A Report from PepsiCo’s Road to Zero

By John Davies This morning, PepsiCo announced the latest phase of the company’s ongoing efforts to transform a 27-year-old Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona into a “Near Net Zero” consumer of energy and water. I had the chance to tour the facility recently with Al Halvorsen, the company’s Director of Environmental Sustainability. Spoiler alert: I’m a […]


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Serious Materials Moves Into Building Management and Raises More Funds

Building management is one of the hottest markets in efficiency—and Serious already has 60 customers lined up. SEC forms reveal a $56 million round. SeriousEnergy_Brochure_062111 UPDATE: Serious Materials has quietly invaded the building management market. The company — primarily known for green building products like eco-friendly drywall and insulating windows — has developed a software-as-a-service […]

Hara at HP for Environmental Sustainability Governance and Transparency Programs Company expands energy and sustainability data collection across 1,000 facilities worldwide

HP today announced it has been included in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P 500 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” released today. In addition, HP has selected a software platform from Hara, a provider of environmental and energy management solutions, to automate energy and sustainability data collection across more than 1,000 HP facilities worldwide. Together, the developments demonstrate HP’s […]

Hara, Energy Management Systems

Hara_Whitepaper Verdantix_Hara A proven leader in the energy and sustainability software space, Hara brings domain expertise and world class execution to global companies and public sector organizations who are demanding a new approach to energy and sustainability management. Hara’s strategic approach to managing energy and sustainability focuses on visibility, actionable insight, advanced analytics and optimization […]

C3 Gets An Impressive Start As It Evolves From Idea To Startup

C3 Energy and Emissions ManagementTM Solution C3 enables organizations to maximize profitability and cash flow by optimizing their enterprise energy strategy and carbon footprint. Today’s organizations face a major disruption in the business environment, driven by escalating demand for energy and resources, volatile and rising energy and resource costs, and the proliferation of environmental regulations globally. […]

FirstFuel Aims to Deliver ‘Zero-Touch’ Building Energy Audits

By Leslie Guevarra Imagine having the energy efficiency of your building assessed without an auditor ever setting foot in the place and getting the results — along with customized recommendations on how your company can cut waste — in a fraction of the standard turnaround time. That vision of a “zero-touch” audit is what FirstFuel Software CEO Swapnil […]

Scientific Conservation Founder Jumps to Serious Energy

John Pitcher, the building management guru, leaves for the competition. So does VP of sales Chip Pieper. John Pitcher, the founder of Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI) and one of the more prominent experts in energy management, has left the company he founded to join Serious Energy, according to sources. Vice president of sales Chip Pieper has […]