Culver City Wins Energy Efficient Award

Culver City wins awards for the Culver City Energy Efficiency Project that Setpoint Systems implemented on their behalf: A Cool Planet Project Award — from SCE A Gold Level Beacon Agency Energy Efficiency Award — from the Institute for Local Government An American Public Works Association – BEST Project Award in the Facilities category Congrats to the engineering, installation and technical …

Setpoint Systems receives Xcel Energy 2016 Efficiency Partner Award

Every year Xcel Energy recognizes their top-performing commercial Trade Partners based on energy-saving projects completed. They review commercial projects by total rebate dollars paid, kWh and Decatherm savings by program. Setpoint Systems was one of 28 Trade Partners who qualified for the awards. Setpoint Systems helped clients earn $145,047 in rebates, saving 2,123,155 kWh. We strive to assist our customers …

Net zero energy for retail is possible

Jason Robbins, Walgreens manager of mechanical engineering, and Jamie Meyers, manager of sustainability at Walgreens, discuss the energy-efficient technologies used in the net-zero drugstore in Evanston. Imagine paying pennies for your utility bill. Better yet, imagine paying nothing. That’s the chimera architects, scientists, and building owners have chased for decades. “Net-zero” energy is a simple enough concept; it’s the idea …

First Fuel software aims to make energy efficiency easier, quicker

First Fuel aims to make it easier to boost energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA Swapnil Shah doesn’t have anything against cleaner-burning fuels or renewable energy. He just thinks North American businesses – and the buildings they operate in – should be using less energy, no matter the source. “The ability to reduce consumption in those buildings can …

School District Reduces Energy Use, Saves $160,000

The Fort LeBoeuf School District in northwest Pennsylvania is saving more than $160,000 annually after having SmartEdge complete a multi-phase facility enhancement program. The first phase of the plan, implemented at a cost of $1.3 million, focused on four of the district’s five school buildings. SmartEdge completed upgrades to interior and exterior lighting, installed new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system …

AIA’S COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES 2014′S TOP 10 GREEN BUILDINGS

The AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced the winners of its annual sustainability awards program. Now in its 18th year, the COTE awards celebrate green architecture, design, and technology. According to a press release, the winning projects must “make a positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants and reduce environmental impacts.” Each of the ten winners will be officially honored …

Detroit Airport Saves $1.2M Per Year with LEDs

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division’s LED luminaires are replacing 6,050 existing parking garage fixtures at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The conversion will result in a 66 percent reduction in power consumption with an anticipated overall energy and maintenance savings of about $1.2 million annually. Consuming 60 watts, the McGraw-Edison Valet LED fixtures are replacing 1,200 existing 210-watt, metal halide fixtures in …

The Coppertree Ethos

The Coppertree Ethos For more than 30 years CopperTree’s parent companies Delta Controls, one of the largest independent Building Automation System manufactures and ESC, one of North America’s largest building system integrators, have been at the forefront of creating SMART buildings. This heritage means we combine an implicit understanding of the technology that controls buildings with practicalities of maintaining them – so you get a …