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Video surveillance can help buildings become more efficient

Facility managers and building owners will find it easier to incorporate digital video surveillance into their building control systems through a new integrated offering from Honeywell and Tridium. According to Tridium, the Rapid Eye Driver can help managers use video to diagnose heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance issues or detect water leaks. The software…

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Project Frog catches $22m to expand smart-building kit sales

Project Frog, a San Francisco-based business that offers a system for building efficient, prefabricated and sustainable structures, has secured a $22-million investment to help it expand its sales pipeline and fulfill orders. Led by GE's Energy Financial Services, the investment round was also joined by Claremont Creek Ventures, Greener Capital Partners and RockPort Capital Partners. The…

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Agilewaves aims to make buildings smarter than ever

Agilewaves, a building energy management firm based in California, has developed a turnkey system that meets the requirements of the new LEED Advanced Energy Metering credits. The Agilewaves Building Optimization System supports: Permanently installed meters with recording intervals stored in 5-minute increments Measurements for consumption, demand and power factor Ability to transmit data to remote location Data…

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Fear of energy bills drives building efficiency

The spectre of skyrocketing energy prices is driving "record levels" of projects to improve building efficiency around the globe, a new survey finds. The fifth annual global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey -- conducted by Johnson Controls' Institute for Building Efficiency, the International Facility Management Association and the Urban Land Institute -- questioned nearly 4,000 building…

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