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Smart Cities

The Role of Tech Giants in the Smart City

April 5th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

November 12th, 2021
Smart Cities

BP’s Blueprint for Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate

British oil giant BP has acquired US-based building energy technology firm Blueprint Power.  Born in response to the energy regulatory transformation that emerged after hurricane Sandy in 2012, Blueprint’s technology supports the decarbonization of real estate by turning buildings into a flexible power network by connecting them to energy markets through cloud-based software. Blueprint will join the BP Launchpad portfolio, […]

Smart Cities

Building on the Edge: The Untapped Efficiency of Smart Grid Connection

Human activities have caused 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and this is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate, reads the highly-referenced IPCC climate report. Two industries have become central to addressing this existential crisis; the power sector that represents almost all of the […]

Smart Cities

New Distributed Energy Policies Ensure Utilities Will Be Living On the Edge

On September 17th, 2020, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the groundbreaking new Order 2222 that will enable aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs) located on utility distribution systems or behind a customer meter, including small energy storage resources, to participate in organized wholesale electricity markets. This fundamental shift allows regional transmission organizations […]

Smart Buildings

Why Big Oil is Investing in Clean Energy & Smart Buildings

The statistic that 40% of energy consumption comes from buildings is well-used when highlighting the much-needed work of energy optimization solutions. However, on the other side of that coin is the fact that buildings, especially inefficient buildings, are the energy industry’s biggest customer group. Consequently, the thought of “big oil” supporting the growing energy management […]

Smart Cities

New Paper Underlines Blockchain’s Importance to the Future Energy System

The future of our energy system is distributed and complex. Made up of billions of endpoints – microgrids, renewable energy, smart buildings, appliances, sensors and energy management software – interacting with one another in multiple ways. The future of energy involves consumers and prosumers, it handles fluctuating renewable energy sources, utilizes energy storage, and it […]

Smart Cities

European Utilities Expand Beyond the Meter into IoT, Building Performance Software & Energy Services

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Competition is intensifying as European utility groups challenge players from the building automation, energy services and technical facilities management sectors in offering smart building technologies, software and services. The focus of investments is in two areas: 1. IoT solutions and software platforms […]

Smart Cities

Energy Savings from the Internet of Things Can’t Come Soon Enough

According to estimations by the McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a total economic impact of up to $11 trillion by 2025. Some of this will come from the huge energy savings from increasing visibility of the grid’s performance, identifying where we lose energy, and therefore discovering where the savings potential […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

Information is the New Utility in Smart Buildings

“Network infrastructure for the building is going to be a new utility”, says Byron Thom, vice-president of Systems at, Vancouver based, Optigo Networks. It is a view shared by many in the industry as we move into an age of widespread intelligence in buildings. By developing the infrastructure for information to flow like power and […]

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