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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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The 3 Laws of True Optimization

April 10, 2018
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Law #1 – You cannot optimize what you do not measure.

Without an accurate measure of energy use by each piece of equipment in the system, it is impossible to accurately predict the impact of varying conditions on the system.

Law #2 – Optimize systems, not just […]

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Top 6 Myths About Optimizing Healthcare Facilities

March 28, 2018
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This article originally appeared on HPAC Engineering

By Frederick Woo, Manager of Engineering, Optimum Energy

When operations run 24/7, the opportunities for savings are constant. Smart practices can cut energy use and related costs in half, but myths persist that can make facilities managers hesitant to pursue […]

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Tech Exchange Video Series: Fundamentals of “LOOP” Cooling System Optimization By Tom Hartman

March 22, 2018
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Tech Exchange Series from Optimum Energy on Vimeo […]

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Optimization, Even for an Already Well-Running Chiller Plant, Saves Bucks

March 20, 2018
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This article originally appeared on Energy Manager Today

Baylor University, a private college in Waco, Texas, 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 […]

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Optimum Energy congratulates Georgia Institute for Technology (Georgia Tech) for receiving the largest-ever rebate check from Georgia Power

March 8, 2018
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This article originally appeared on School Construction News

Optimum Energy congratulates Georgia Institute for Technology (Georgia Tech) for receiving the largest-ever rebate check from Georgia Power. Georgia Power awarded Georgia Tech with a $500,000 rebate check. The rebate is the largest ever issued through Georgia Power […]

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