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MBTA Projects 12.8 % Reduction in Energy Costs

May 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Transit

BOSTON, May 4, 2016—The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control…

New Energy Efficiency Standards Issued for Rooftop Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

December 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Planning

Washington, DC, Dec. 18, 2015—Energy efficiency standards issued today for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps---which represent the largest energy…

Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Supply

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2015—The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533, "Savings Act"), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing…

KDOT to Contribute $8 million in Operations Savings to State Budget Reduction

August 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s $8 million contribution to the state budget reductions announced today will come from savings in the agency’s fiscal year 2015 operations budget. KDOT’s operations budget last year was $250 million, but spending…

MetroGIS Recommends that Seven Counties Make their Geospatial Data Free and Open

December 13, 2013 - in Maintenance

MetroGIS, a metro-area government-administered collaborative tasked with ensuring that geographical information systems (GIS) are used and shared effectively in the area, has formally made a recommendation to the Seven Metro County governments to make their…

Smart Water Infrastructure Could Save Emerging Countries $12.3 Billion Annually

September 18, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the globe, compounded by climate change and population growth. All signs indicate that this scarcity will only continue to grow more severe, even potentially leading to conflict between nations. An incredible 38%…

Strong Growth Expected for Smart Lighting Systems

July 17, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Smart lighting is an advance technology in lighting that makes use of intelligent lighting control systems to intelligently control light based on various parameters like occupancy, movement, color temperature, amount of natural/daylight etc. Smart lighting…

The Business Case for BIM for Infrastructure

April 17, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is experiencing a rapid adoption rate for infrastructure projects. These findings and example case studies are pulled from the 2012 McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket Report(PDF): The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure:…

Green Infrastructure as a Means of Saving Money

December 27, 2012 - in Stormwater, Water

To lessen this deluge of diffuse pollution — a problem faced by many regions worldwide — Seattle is looking not at new and expensive sewage treatment infrastructure. Instead it is embracing an innovative solution to storm water runoff called green infrastructure,…

Smart Water Networks Can Save Utilities up to $12.5 Billion a Year Worldwide

December 5, 2012 - in Water

Smart water networks can save utilities across the globe up to $12.5 billion a year according to research commissioned by Sensus, a leading provider of intelligent solutions for electric, gas and water utilities. The findings, published in Water 20/20: Bringing…