Commercial buildings EMS
Agilewaves has developed a building energy management system designed to collect data for buiilding operators in real time.
Agilewaves’ next generation building energy management (BEM) system combines advanced sensor technologies with Web-based software for real-time energy management for use with energy efficiency, Energy Star, LEED, FEMP, and CALgreen projects. The Agilewaves BEM system features sensors to collect data on electric, water, and gas consumption, along with a data store, dashboard, and energy diagnostic reports to provide trends by time of day, building areas, or individual systems. This allows building operators to use time-stamped snapshots to profile loads, detect unnecessary use, and test schedule or setpoint changes to optimize building operations. Solution packages are available that will support day-to-day BEM at three levels of measurement granularity: Major load profiling, building submetering, and end-use metering. As part of its goal to bring day-to-day energy management to a broad range of commercial buildings, Agilewaves is also actively recruiting partners from MEP, architect, engineering, and commissioning firms.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.