"There can be no more proprietary islands," says Gord Echlin, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Triacta. "Intelligent building solutions need to work to support a smart city/smart grid where 'open' enables 'big data'.
The evolution of the centralized electrical grid to a Distributed Energy Resources (DER) “Energy Cloud” is driving the demand for energy devices that are certified for both metering AND transaction negotiations in a DER grid — enabling stake holders to establish micro-grids to participate in Virtual Power Plant scenarios.
BIoT Canada's Fall issue features another article by Triacta's VP of Business Development Gord Echlin. This one shows how the rapid development of networking technologies have set the stage for a radical change in how building services will be delivered and managed going forward.
The RealcommEDGE magazine sits squarely at the intersection of technology, innovation and real estate operations— so we were very happy they picked up on Gord Echlin's article on the evolution of network technologies and how this impacts the delivery of building services data going forward.
BIoT Canada's Summer issue features an article by Triacta's VP of Business Development Gord Echlin on the power and pitfalls of cloud-based data management, and the need for a web-centric information path that supports the unobtrusive movement of building services information to all stakeholders.
Triacta has release their latest accredited, online continuing education course. Submetering for Sustainable Intelligent Buildings in the IoT Age is a 1-hour course that is free to take and provides state credits with association approvals, such as American Institute of Architects (AIA) and U.S. Green Building Council.
Triacta's own Gord Echlin has his article on the evolution and future of building management systems featured in AutomatedBuildings.com.
ASHRAE, Project Haystack, and the Brick initiative unveil alliance to create industry standard for building information management — signals next stage in a 40 year path from expensive, closed building systems to open, accessible building information networks
Triacta GATEWAY™ is a new, highly accurate and easily deployed submetering platform for measuring, reporting and sharing utility consumption information.
With New York City’s groundbreaking Local Law 88 (LL88) on the books, the energy industry is watching closely to see what the impact will be.
According to Energy Manager today, the individual metering of building tenants – submetering — is an important trend to which energy managers must pay attention. We happen to agree.
New Yorkers spend about $22 billion a year on electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Not surprisingly, state and municipal governments continue their efforts to raise citizens’ awareness of electricity consumption, promote conservation efforts, and reduce overall demand.
The growth in the number of mixed-use buildings is altering the character of cities and changing the game for property owners, landlords and developers. It has been a long time coming.
As customers become more comfortable with new technology — and want more from it — expectations for for advanced submetering solutions are high. A recent study from Navigant Research confirms submetering as “a crucial component” for getting actionable billing and energy management data.
Electrical Energy Magazine has just published an article by Triacta Power Solutions' own Gord Echlin. The article discusses the growing wave of regulation throughout the United States that is focused on the metering of electrical consumption.
Triacta provides a line of multi-circuit meters that allow for metering in a high density location where multiple loads need to be monitored. Multi-circuit metering provides a smaller meter footprint, simpler install procedures and lower costs.
Enercare has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Triacta through a plan of arrangement under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. The purchase price for the Acquisition was $7.5 million.
Triacta announces NYPSC approval of the PowerHawk 6312 high-density meter, manufactured by Triacta Power Technologies Inc., for submetering electricity in multi-unit residential buildings.
EnerCare Inc. (TSX:ECI) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, EnerCare Connections Inc., has entered into a definitive arrangement with Triacta Power Technologies to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Triacta.
The Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) industry is scrambling to find meaningful, accurate and timely ways to measure the impact of the huge amounts of money spent every year on US ratepayer-funded efficiency programs.
With New York City’s Local Law 88 (LL88) now in effect, the energy industry is watching closely to see what the impact will be. Local Law 88 requires buildings that are 50,000 square feet or greater to upgrade their lighting and to install electrical submeters.
David Doll of OSISoft has a great article entitled “The 7 Deadly Sins of Facility Management”. In the article he shows how the energy management journey begins with understanding, and clearly demonstrates that “you need to measure before you manage, make the invisible visible, and walk before you run.”
H. James Harrington had it right, measurement is the key to improvement — and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of energy management and billing.
With its latest firmware update (v1.53), the PowerHawk 4200 series of multi-point meters now has more installation flexibility, as both split-core CTs and Rowgowski Coils are now supported.
Triacta Power Technologies Inc., a leading, innovative provider of revenue grade energy management meters designed for intelligent building integration is pleased to announce the appointment of Bonnie Wright as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Toronto’s newest Midtown condominium residences have an air of elegance and splendour that set them apart from other area residences — but that’s not the only way the Merton Yonge Condominiums are breaking new ground.
In a world hungry for energy efficiency, there's money to be made and long-term relationships to be built for contractors and electricians who install smart submetering systems.
Hyatt Regency Houston — part of the hotel giant Hyatt Corporation — collaborated with Eastman Chemical Company and Green Generation Solutions to measure the energy-savings impact of their latest green initiative.
Triacta Power Technologies' PowerHawk multi-point energy management meters have been certified by BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) - achieving the highest level of BACnet compliance.
Triacta is pleased to announce the receipt of an unconditional 10 year sealing approval from Measurement Canada for the PowerHawk® 6320 High Density meter for two-phase and three-phase applications.
Triacta is introducing a new series of High Density energy management submeters targeting the Intelligent Building Market and addressing recent requirements for comprehensive building energy benchmarking in the United States.
Marthin De Beer, SVP of Emerging Technologies and Consumer Business at Cisco, calls the telecommunications network the "fourth utility" and "the platform that connects everything". Whatever the name, an integrated telecommunications network holds the promise of two very big energy saving wins for building managers and consumers alike.
The National Science and Technology Council released a report in October calling for the "fine-grained" and "real-time" measurement of energy in buildings — recognizing submetering as a key enabler for improved performance for both new and existing properties.
Already a leader among Colorado School boards with aggressive programs that address educational reform, school safety, and student/staff diversity, Aurora Public School Board of Education (APS) is once again blazing the trail of educational progress with its energy awareness and conservation efforts.
The University of Toronto (U of T) is a leader in institutional energy management policy and practice. Active management of resource consumption at the University started in 1973, right after the OPEC oil price hikes, and a formal energy management program began in 1977 with the hiring of a full time energy management manager.
Electricity is getting expensive very quickly. Prices in the US commercial market have risen 25% over the past 5 years, and are projected to rise another 50% over the next 5 years.
Energy costs are the largest and fastest growing facility expense behind tax and insurance. According to Buildings Magazine, the average retail price of electricity for commercial customers in the US has gone from 8.17 cents per kilowatt hour in 2004 to 10.21 cents per kilowatt hour in 2009 — a 25% increase!
The Ontario government is in the middle of an aggressive program to reduce energy consumption and green house gas emissions in its publicly funded schools. This year in Ontario schools will spend approximately $460 million on utility bills.
According to the US Federal Energy Management Program, businesses without proactive energy management programs are spending 10 to 45 percent more on energy per year than they need to be.
We live in some very interesting times. Energy security and climate change are on the tip of every tongue and constraints caused by dwindling energy supplies and impending government legislation are looming on the horizon.