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Microsoft & Iconics Partner on Washington Smart Buildings Project

King County in Washington State, US, is launching a 2-year pilot project of the Smart Buildings Energy Tracking System (SBETS); new software that helps reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Using software developed by Microsoft partner Iconics and MacDonald Miller Facility Solutions; SBETS is based on Microsoft’s cloud and business intelligence platforms. The pilot project will provide King County with real-time energy analytics at five locations. This will help staff operate buildings in a more efficient manner, and identify heating, ventilation and air conditioning problems more quickly and accurately. Furthermore, the design firm, Seattle based, MacDonald-Miller will install the software at no extra cost to taxpayers for the 2-year pilot project. King County is the most populous in the state, home to around 2 million people. The project now makes the county the largest government in the United States to use the same energy-tracking system that Microsoft uses to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions […]

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