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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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We can have more-efficient buildings—who’s ready to seize the opportunity?

February 11, 2016
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By Tom Hartman

The bright spot for me at the recent ASHRAE Winter Meeting and AHR Expo in Orlando, a gathering of building engineers focused on trends in HVAC&R engineering, was a seminar on the city of Orlando’s energy plan, which aims to […]

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New OptiCx™ Platform Software Module Boosts HVAC Efficiency

February 8, 2016
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Optimum Energy’s OptimumAIR™ software module for its energy optimization platform delivers up to 40 percent energy savings for campuses and commercial buildings

SEATTLE, February 8, 2016—Campuses and commercial buildings can cut energy use from HVAC systems 20 to 40 percent with Optimum Energy’s […]

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Our CTO to Speak at IDEA Campus Energy 2016

February 3, 2016
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Attending the upcoming IDEA Campus Energy event in Austin, TX? Be sure to check out

Our CTO, Ben Erpelding, P.E., C.E.M and Michael Manoucheri, P.E., Associate Director, UT Austin will be speaking:

Tuesday, February 9, 2:00PM – 2:30PM

Title: UT Austin […]

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Our environmental impact is substantial

January 28, 2016
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Optimum Energy’s environmental impact is substantial. Since our founding in 2005 our solution has enabled customers to:

• Save over 300 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, the equivalent of electricity used for over 30,000 homes in one year
• Reduce carbon emissions by over 450 million pounds […]

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Meet Optimum Energy

January 22, 2016
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Learn more about the Optimum team and unique offerings.

Optimum Energy software and engineering expertise help customers reduce energy use in heating and cooling systems, which are the largest consumer of energy in buildings. Our software is being utilized in hospitals, data centers, universities and commercial […]

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Rethinking efficiency

January 19, 2016
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UT Austin takes a creative approach to unprecedented campus growth.
Article appeared first in District Energy Association

Jeff Easton, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Associate Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, OnSite Energy & Power Group, Burns & McDonnell

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas […]

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What is Optimization?

January 11, 2016
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by Tom Hartman

When a system is assembled from multiple components, optimization is the control process that maximizes performance from that system by coordinating the operation of all system components in a way that achieves the desired result(s) from the system most effectively. The optimization […]

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The 3 Laws of True Optimization

December 21, 2015
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Law #1 – You cannot optimize what you cannot 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 individual […]

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