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JCI smart GLAS thermostat uses Microsoft IoT to cut energy costs

Heating and cooling account for more than 40 percent of energy use in a typical home — the largest energy expense for most families. In commercial spaces, the cost is just as significant. To help consumers and businesses stay on top of their energy use and keep heating and cooling costs in check,… Read the full article at: blogs.microsoft.com IoT has been on the rise alongside technological developments. Luckily, this has benefitted the energy sector as more advancements have been made to devices to help monitor and control utilities. Microsoft developed a system, known as GLAS smart thermostat, using Windows...

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Pa. towns are saving millions by teaming up to buy LED lights. It could be a national model – Philly

Thirty-five municipalities in Southeastern Pennsylvania used their collective purchasing power to convert their outdoor lighting to LED lights, an unusual collaboration.- Michaelle Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News… Read the full article at: www.philly.com As an increasing number of cities across the nation strive to reduce carbon footprints and become more sustainable, 35 municipalities in Southeastern Pennsylvania have taken a great step forward by collectively converting all outdoor lighting to LED lighting.   Changing street lights, parking lot lights and all other outdoor lighting will save these local communities about $1.4 million in annual energy costs and operating costs. Over...

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School District Saves $394,000 on Utility Costs Over Three Years

Read the full article at: www.energymanagertoday.com The Shawnee Local School District in Lima, Ohio took on a project in 2014 by upgrading their lighting systems, both interior and exterior, in hopes of big savings. In addition, they installed occupancy sensors and smart controls to monitor and eliminate wasted energy. After an evaluation done in 2017, they calculated savings exceeding $349,000 which was $40,000 more than they were originally projecting. The electric consumption decreased by 12.9%, and gas by 12.7%. While these numbers may seem slim, they have contributed immensely to the amount of money saved over the duration of the...

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First Electric Delivery Van Coming to San Francisco

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that it is deploying the country's first fleet of all-electric, zero-emission N-GEN cargo vans in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning this month.Designed from the ground up by Workhorse, the cargo vans were built to be the safest, most efficient last-mile delivery...

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