Solar Power Saves Everyone Money

This BU Today article highlights Robert Kaufmann’s recent study which found that solar power saves everyone money by delivering benefits for all ratepayers and a greater reduction in greenhouse gases. “Until …

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CRM in Unlikely Places

Customer relationships are at the core of every thriving business, so it’s logical to assume that solid CRM strategies aren’t far behind. But, while many organizations are focused on emulating …

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FirstFuel Raises $23M in Series C Financing

FirstFuel Softwareclosed $23 million in Series C financing in a round led by Next World Capital and joined by new investor Electranova Capital. All prior investors, including Battery Ventures, Rockport Capital, …

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The Internet of Things Takes Shape

Five years ago, as the General Services Administration planned several building renovation projects, GSA leaders decided to take advantage of new technologies to tie traditionally separate building sensor and control …

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Next Shift: From Big Data to Deep Data

It’s no secret that today’s consumer looks and acts differently than the consumer of fifteen years ago. While in the past, consumers may have been satisfied with standardized services and …

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10 Companies To Watch In Energy Analytics

Google GOOGL -1.57%’s Nest Labs and other residential energy management technologies may have better name recognition, but there’s also a tremendous amount of innovation happening in software and cloud services …

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Deep Data Trumps Big Data

You’ve heard of “big data,” of course, but what about “deep data?” Fear not, our goal here is not to foist another industry buzzword upon you. But given the ongoing …

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Who’s Smarter: You or Your Building?

With the advent of cutting-edge technologies like smart meters and smart analytics to help interpret the rich data, buildings are now smarter than ever before, brimming with insights about what …

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FirstFuel Eyes “Mass Scale” Efficiency

FirstFuel Software enhanced its Remote Building Analytics (RBA) platform to drive commercial energy efficiency at mass scale. FirstFuel also hired former Groom Energy executive Paul Baier as vice president of …

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Energy’s Full Potential

FirstFuel Co-Founders Swap Shah and Nalin Kulatilika reveal that while the commercial building market spends billions of dollars each year on efficiency, it continues to lack trusted sources of building …

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Sometimes Efficiency Requires Flying

In this time of government shutdowns and showdowns, thinking about efficiency as dictated by legislation may seem a bit amusing. But, Efficiency Maine, an independent trust that serves as a …

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Energy Savings: the Data Are in the Details

Energy managers know that every commercial building is complex. The upside to that complexity is that many of these buildings offer large energy efficiency potential. Through identifying efficiency opportunities in …

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Washington DC Turns Analytics Into Cash

Something in Washington DC appears to be working, and it’s an energy efficiency platform delivering savings in a huge amount of commercial space. FirstFuel Software announced its Remote Building Analytics …

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Who Uses Open Data?

Through the lens of a building’s energy consumption data—including data in the industry format “Green Button” that is becoming increasingly available from utilities —FirstFuel’s zero-touch audit can understand how a …

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The First Fuel Is Efficiency

Patrick Goddard doesn’t like energy audits. For him, as director of facilities for the town of Lexington, Massachusetts, an audit means a day spent walking around one of 22 buildings …

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The Green Button Goes Commercial

Can Green Button, the emerging energy data standard for U.S. households, find a home in the commercial buildings sector? It looks like major grid players like Schneider Electric, Itron and …

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