Smart Grid Leadership Awards Go to Senator and Department of Defense Official

The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. The awards were presented at ADS’s 2012 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, held on June 26 – 28 in Washington, DC. “The nation’s electricity grid...

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Their energy makes Charlotte’s buildings smarter

Long before Charlotte began touting itself as an energy hub, Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison were helping make some of the city’s buildings into symbols of the area’s commitment to energy. Since founding the smart-building consulting firm Intelligent Buildings in 2004, Shircliff and Murchison have worked with dozens of companies, developers and governments to help reduce energy consumption and costs – a service they say is seeing increasing demand because of the economic downturn and public-sector budget cuts. “If you can make a...

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IDC Energy Insights Report Reveals Opportunities to Make Smart Building and Smart Grid Interconnection a Reality

IDC Energy Insights announced today the availability of a new report, Methods and Practices: Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid – Strategy for an Integrated Future, (Document #EI235547). The report highlights the significant market opportunity for building owners, utilities, and vendors as they develop Smart Buildings that effectively communicate and interact with the Smart Grid. The report also outlines the “next practices” necessary to make the vision of interoperability a reality. By understanding how different...

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New York Seeks Design For ‘Micro-Unit’ Apartment Building

New York City is seeking proposals for the design of a “micro-unit” apartment building in Manhattan as part of a program to address a shortage of studio and one-bedroom rentals. The project calls for a building composed primarily of apartments measuring 275 to 300 square feet (26 to 28 square meters), smaller than what is allowed under current regulations, according to a statement today from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office. The mayor will waive zoning regulations to test the housing model at a city-owned site in the Kips Bay...

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City of Davao and IBM Collaborate to Build a Smarter City

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Davao City Government announced an agreement to help the city scale-up its existing Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) by integrating city operations into a single system, infused with advanced technologies, to further enhance public safety operations in the city. Davao City, considered the nerve center of the Southern Philippines in the Mindanao region, has undergone a tremendous transformation over the last decade. The collaboration with IBM will contribute to the City’s vision to emerge as the...

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