Ideas and news about electrical metering and building information management.
Cloud-based Metering Infrastructure Management
It’s pretty clear to most that an open information plan that keeps your data free from vendor or system lock-in is essential to any instrumentation and control measures you deploy. Less recognized yet arguably as important, however, is having secure and ready access to the actual building devices themselves.
February 6, 2019
Electrical Metering in the Microgrid Age
Microgrids represent a significant shift in electricity supply and distribution, and a burgeoning opportunity for corporate leaders, building owners, and property managers to participate in the growing economy of distributed energy networks.
January 28, 2019
Is Your Systems Specifier Ignoring Your Data Information Plan ?
The need for accurate, reliable electricity usage information in an energy management age is well documented. What is less understood is the key role your electrical meter plays in your overall building data information plan, and how choosing the wrong meter can cost you money and time — lots of it.
December 18, 2018
Show you the money? Show me the meter!
If you are going to bill tenants or participate in government incentive programs, you need to choose a metering platform that is robust and accurate enough to handle the job.
September 10, 2018
Submetering for Sustainable Intelligent Buildings in the IoT Age
Triacta releases AIA and US Green Building accredited training for building professionals.
July 30, 2018
It's Not Enough to Measure
H. James Harrington had it right, measurement is the key to improvement. But there is an important corollary to Harrington’s assertion — it’s not enough to measure.
July 5, 2018
From Space Saver to Building Information Cornerstone
The future of multi-point metering is moving beyond being simply a metering platform to becoming a generic building information intelligence platform.
May 21, 2018
Whose Data is it Anyway?
With today’s open communication protocols, there’s no reason that property managers and building owners shouldn’t be able to take full advantage of as many web services as they like — without restriction or having to choose a single provider. It’s your data after all.
April 12, 2018
Web Centric Building Management
The rapid development of cloud-based applications and the evolution of networking technologies have set the stage for a radical change in how building services will be delivered and managed going forward.
March 14, 2018
No Energy Management Program?
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.
February 12, 2018
Take Advantage of Local Law 88 to Save Electricity Costs and Boost Your Bottom Line
There was a time when "utilities included" was a common commercial leasing sales model. That scenario is fading fast, however, with the final nail in the “utilities included” coffin coming January 1, 2025.
January 25, 2018
Submetering in New York City: Compliance and Opportunity
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.