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  • The Electrical Distribution System: A Ticking Time Bomb?

    The Electrical Distribution System: A Ticking Time Bomb?

    When was the last time you went to your building basement or to the ground floor and checked the Electrical Distribution System of your building? Or let’s start by asking,... Read more » The post...

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  • The Interface is the Solution for Smart Homes

    The Interface is the Solution for Smart Homes

    The Internet of Things, (IoT) and smart homes/buildings are getting a lot of buzz. There are good reasons for that — millions of them, in fact. BI Intelligence analysts say... Read more » The...

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  • Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

    Gradually Raising the Safety Levels of Existing Residential Buildings

    This is the final post of a three-part series addressing electrical safety non-compliance in older residential dwellings. In the first two posts, we looked at the high number of risks... Read...

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  • How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

    How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

    This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents......

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  • How EcoXpert Companies are Pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution

    How EcoXpert Companies are Pioneering the LED Lighting Revolution

    The Light Emitting Diode (LED) revolution, coupled with EcoStruxure™ technology and its IoT backbone, is one of the most powerful game changers for Schneider Electric’s Light & Room Control...

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  • IoT: it’s transforming our partners’ business model

    IoT: it’s transforming our partners’ business model

    The value of IoT connectivity Let’s talk about IoT! The vast amount of data that will be made available from connected objects, systems and other digital methods is valuable in... Read more » The...

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  • Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

    Choosing LED lighting for enclosures: 6 important features

    In the quest for improved energy efficiency and lower energy costs, most parts of the globe have begun adopting LED technology. And the trend shows no sign of abating. A... Read more » The post...

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  • The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

    The alarming state of electrical safety in many existing residential buildings

    This is the first post in a 3-part blog series looking at the high level of electrical risks present in many older residential buildings, including a proposed strategy for gradually... Read more...

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  • Safety and Savings at Home with Technology

    Safety and Savings at Home with Technology

    Sometimes homeowners might think their houses are singing that 60s hit about not being owned. Especially when it comes to saving money and increasing safety. For the first of those... Read more...

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  • Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

    Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

    Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is lack of access to modern energy services. It refers to the situation of a large number of people in... Read more » The post...

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  • Wiser Air EcoIQ: Game-changing Technology for Customers and Utilities Alike

    Wiser Air EcoIQ: Game-changing Technology for Customers and Utilities Alike

    The Wiser Air thermostat from Schneider Electric just keeps getting smarter. Schneider Electric has added technology called EcoIQ that enables Wiser Air (North America) to learn what temperatures...

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  • IoT in the Real World … How Can Mobile Apps Help Us Connect?

    IoT in the Real World … How Can Mobile Apps Help Us Connect?

    Note: This is the first in a series of blogs about the functionality and potential of custom end user apps for nontechnical owners or managers of commercial buildings. With the... Read more » The...

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  • ‘Is this a Smart Home?’ 7 reasons why this’ll be your next question when buying a home

    ‘Is this a Smart Home?’ 7 reasons why this’ll be your next question when buying a home

    Change is the only constant – this statement might be a cliche, but there’s a change which is going to transform the way you’ll look at homes. Increasing pressure and... Read more » The post ‘Is...

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  • Building Insights Gets Bronze: Solution Honored by Plant Engineering Magazine

    Building Insights Gets Bronze: Solution Honored by Plant Engineering Magazine

    By March, the film awards season has come to a close; the glamorous gowns are hand me downs and red carpets have been rolled up. For us, awards ‘season’ recently... Read more » The post Building...

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  • Why Utilities Must Invest in Data Analytics to Benefit from the Internet of Things

    Why Utilities Must Invest in Data Analytics to Benefit from the Internet of Things

    We hear a lot these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connecting all sorts of devices is going to give us all the data we need to... Read more » The post Why Utilities Must Invest...

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  • Home Energy Management Systems Are Poised to Have an Outsized Affect on Energy Sustainability Efforts

    Home Energy Management Systems Are Poised to Have an Outsized Affect on Energy Sustainability Efforts

    The market for home energy management systems (HEMS) is poised for rapid growth over the next several years, the result of trends including the need for energy conservation and optimal... Read...

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  • For Auld Lang Syne: Top 10 Data Center Blogs of 2015

    For Auld Lang Syne: Top 10 Data Center Blogs of 2015

    As a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” resounds at the stroke of midnight every December 31, many people wonder what these obscure words really mean. Well, they are an homage... Read more » The post For...

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  • Energy Storage:  So much more than just a battery

    Energy Storage: So much more than just a battery

    Energy storage technology – meaning stationary batteries – has been in the news quite a bit in recent months, with CEOs of large companies making bold predictions about how the... Read more » The...

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  • For Smart Meters to Realize Their Potential, Utilities Must Address Valid Customer Concerns

    For Smart Meters to Realize Their Potential, Utilities Must Address Valid Customer Concerns

    Smart meters are laying the groundwork to enable an era of smarter, connected-homes. There’s a huge influx of smart meters being installed – they now cover more than 43 percent... Read more » The...

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  • Best Practices for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program Evaluation

    Best Practices for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Program Evaluation

    A series of recent blog posts about energy efficiency and direct response programs, covered goals, design, security and delivery. This blog post looks at a final, crucial component: Program...

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