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Optimum Energy and Hitachi are partnering up to sponsor the Future Facilities Summit

May 16, 2016
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Optimum Energy and Hitachi are partnering up to sponsor the Future Facilities Summit. The event is taking place on May 16th-18th 2016 at the Sheraton in Lisle, IL. Optimum works with Hitachi to deploy large-scale HVAC Optimization solutions to enterprise customers as part of Hitachi Consulting […]

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The Future of Building Operations Is Small Scale, Occupant Centered, and Efficient

May 9, 2016
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by Tom Hartman

Significant new heating and cooling technologies nearing market readiness could dramatically change the way buildings operate to allow more individual user control and much greater energy savings.

I base that prediction on a recent review of research projects sponsored by the U.S […]

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Con Edison + Optimum Webinar – May 12, 2016 – 11am (EST)

May 5, 2016
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Are you looking to run your facility’s HVAC system more efficiently? Would you like to learn how to save as much as 50% on your HVAC energy costs, improve your operations and reduce your carbon footprint?

Join Optimum Energy’s Director of Project Development, Eric Toback (P […]

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Tech Talk with Tom Hartman Video Series: “What’s new in LOOP technology for chilled water plants?”

May 1, 2016
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TechTalk with Tom Hartman Series from Optimum Energy on Vimeo […]

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Tech Talk with Tom Hartman Video Series: “What is LOOP technology for efficient HVAC systems?”

April 15, 2016
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This is the first in a multi-part series of quick-snippet videos where Tom Hartman, preeminent engineer and inventor in the HVAC optimization arena, answers pointed questions on a variety of technical topics.

TechTalk with Tom Hartman Series from Optimum Energy on Vimeo […]

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Optimum Team Occupies New Offices

Optimum Team Occupies New Offices

April 13, 2016
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The OE team has taken over new custom-designed office space – one floor down from our previous offices in the historic Merrill Place building in downtown Seattle’s hip Pioneer Square. The new build-out was designed to function how the OE team works (and plays) with features […]

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Universities Take on the Challenge of Creating a New Energy Model

March 16, 2016
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By Tom Hartman

Universities are not just centers of new thinking—when it comes to energy and sustainability issues, they’re increasingly centers of new doing.

One strong theme of the recent IDEA (International District Energy Association) Campus Energy Summit in Austin, Texas, was the conversion […]

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Optimum Energy is reducing local environmental building construction and operational impact through education with our Sustainable Initiative Group (SIG)

March 8, 2016
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Our mission is to bring a greater awareness to our Optimum Energy team on how we do business by expending the understanding of sustainability and promoting energy efficiency. We aim to be recognized as subject matter experts within the local community in sustainable building mechanical design and renewable […]

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Predictive Free Cooling

February 24, 2016
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Predictive Free cooling (water-side economizing) is an effective tool for reducing overall energy consumption in complex cooling systems. In practice, however, it can be difficult to implement effectively, often involving guesswork in determining when to turn on and off.

Due to lack of precise information, operators frequently […]

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