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Energy Savings Improves Bottom Line at UMD’s Premier Research Facility

July 5, 2018
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This article originally appeared on Facility Management

With high-energy-use equipment, an HVAC system that must run flawlessly day and night, and buildings that never go dark, the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) was one of the biggest energy hogs on the University of Maryland […]

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Georgia Institute of Technology Case Study

June 25, 2018
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“By keeping the equipment operating at maximum efficiency, we’re saving money—and that’s what the optimization project is really about.” —Donald P. Alexander, facilities design & construction Institute engineer

Project Summary

In 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology received permission from the state of Georgia […]

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Chiller Optimization Boosts University Plant

June 15, 2018
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This article originally appeared on Engineered Systems

Baylor University, a private college in Waco, TX, had a typical chiller plant — it ran well, but it was also a hodgepodge of equipment. The only major problem was that the plant was managed manually.

Kenneth Haltom, who manages Baylor’s […]

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Join Us at IDEA Annual Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC

June 5, 2018
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Optimum Energy is excited to be returning to the IDEA Annual Conference and Trade Show this year in Vancouver, BC. IDEA conferences have been at the vanguard of the district energy industry for years. This year’s conference features: in depth workshops on District Cooling and Developing Sustainable […]

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Optimum Energy is excited to collaborate with Intel and participate with them at next month’s IBcon

May 30, 2018
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Optimum Energy is excited to collaborate with Intel and participate with them at next month’s IBcon. Together with Intel’s Building Management Platform, Optimum Energy’s applications and products will revolutionize delivery of Optimum’s powerful HVAC optimization solutions to small- to medium-sized buildings around the […]

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How To Make Buildings Truly Smart—And Keep Them From Losing Their Minds

May 22, 2018
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Articled first appeared on Facility Executive

By Bert Valdman is a board member and former CEO of Optimum Energy

We hear a lot about intelligent buildings — so much that you’d think they were everywhere. But when you look at the data, it seems that most […]

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HVAC Systems Hold Key to Saving Water, Energy, Money

May 17, 2018
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Articled first appeared on HPAC Engineering

By Ian Dempster, Senior Director of Product Innovation, Optimum Energy

Conflicts between energy production and water availability are on the rise, even in areas not traditionally associated with water supply constraints. These two critical resources are inextricably linked. The collection […]

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OptimumLOOP Delivers Operational Efficiencies and Beats Expected Cost Savings

May 9, 2018
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This article originally appeared on Facility Management

Since 2009, the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been implementing a multiphase energy efficiency program. The primary contractor, Johnson Controls, brought in partner Optimum Energy to perform an ESA, which proved that optimizing the chiller plants across […]

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Optimizing HVAC Systems

April 23, 2018
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Articled first appeared on Facility Executive

By Ian Dempster, Senior Director of Product Innovation, Optimum Energy

Gaining holistic knowledge of how the equipment is operating is significant to improving HVAC efficiency.

Given that HVAC systems typically account for 44% of commercial buildings’ energy consumption¹, HVAC optimization […]

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Saving Water by Saving Energy: HVAC Systems Hold the Key

April 18, 2018
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Articled first appeared on Building News

By Ian Dempster, Senior Director of Product Innovation, Optimum Energy

Conflicts between energy production and water availability are on the rise, even in areas not traditionally associated with water supply constraints. These two critical resources are inextricably linked. The collection, pumping, conveyance […]

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