Twitter “Nest Thermostat” Contest Rules

At Setpoint Systems Corporation we believe in solutions. We’ve been a leader in the design, installation, commissioning and servicing of smart building control systems since 1983. So it’s safe to say we have solved a lot of challenges, and saved our customers literally truckloads of money. We want the opportunity to put some green back into your pocket as well! …

St. John’s Makes Energy Upgrades To 36 Buildings, Installs Building Automation System

State ARRA-funded C&I grant helps fund building retrofit: St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN, is constantly seeking ways to improve its infrastructure in the most cost-effective ways. And when the stimulus-funded Commercial and Industrial Grant Program from the Minnesota Department of Commerce came along, it made energy efficiency easy. St. John’s Hospital received a $300,000 grant for a $1 million …

Can Building Automation Really Save Money?

Question: Can my building automation system help cut down my utility bill? Answer: Building automation is a control method for the mechanical systems within your building. You may not have new equipment or VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) on every motor, but there are likely still savings that you could drive with a new automation system. Take for example a small office building …

Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency

Financial innovation is the next big thing in clean energy and efficiency By: Chris Nelder- Smart Planet A new wave of innovation is sweeping the energy transition sector, promising to accelerate deployment and cut the costs of energy-efficiency measures, as well as wind and solar generation. It isn’t a technological improvement, like cutting hardware and labor costs. It isn’t a policy …

Case Study: Buckley Air Force Base

Unique prolems to solve: An old World War II base, Buckley had 100-plus buildings in various stages of disrepair. Often buildings had stand- alone systems; many had no building controls whatsoever. There were at least eight different control systems in place, none of which could “talk” to one another. The Air Force’s goal was to tie everything to a single …

Case Study: University of Colorado

Background Located at the base of Pikes Peak along the southern Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is host to 12,000 students. Founded in 1965, UCCS has a campus covering over 500 acres, with buildings as diverse as Main Hall, which dates back to 1914, to the 87,000 square foot Beth-El College of Nursing. Unique problem …