The Energy Cloud 2.0

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Navigant’s first white paper on the Energy Cloud discussed the transformation from a simple power grid with one-way energy flow to larger, centralized plants with a two-way energy flow and digital improvements. In the time since that white paper, there have continued to be changes in the energy sector’s production and consumption that the white … Read More

BOSS Controls Onboards With Amazon Business

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Customers Gain Access to the BOSS Energy Management Solution with Smart Plugs BOSS Controls announced today that it has completed its onboarding process with Amazon Business to offer immediate access to all business customers its current IoT products.  The Enhanced Business Profile feature with BOSS Controls is available in the Amazon Storefront. “Recognizing that Amazon Business … Read More

BOSS Controls Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

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PITTSBURGH, PA – Aug. 30, 2016 – BOSS Controls, an energy management and controls company, announced that it has joined the Cisco® Solution Partner Program. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, … Read More

What Energy Deregulation Means for Commercial Buildings

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Up until the 1980’s, nobody had a say in where they got their energy from, whether it was electricity or natural gas. The only providers of safe and reliable energy were the local utility companies. These companies sold natural gas and electricity, delivering this energy through power lines and natural gas piping systems. The downside? You … Read More

BOSS Controls Named Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist for Start-Up of the Year

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PITTSBURGH, PA –August 9, 2016 — BOSS Controls LLC, a leading Internet of Things (“IoT”) energy management and controls company, today announced that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist in the “Start-Up of the Year” Category. Now in its 20th year, Tech 50 will announce category winners on November … Read More

How Smart Plugs and Atmospheres® Work Together

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As a building manager or owner, you know how costly a building’s energy bills can be. In fact, they probably account for a pretty large chunk of your overhead. While you may have implemented ways to reduce your building’s energy use by upgrading your HVAC system or implementing some kind of building automation system, one aspect … Read More

What is Energy Use Intensity and Why Should You Care?

If you’ve decided that you need to find a way to cut down on your building’s energy costs and emissions, then there are a lot of options available to you. The first thing you should do, however, is determine your building’s energy use intensity, or EUI. Knowing the total amount of energy your building is … Read More

IoT Devices for Commercial Buildings

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As a building manager or building owner, maintaining operations of your building can be quite expensive – especially when it comes to energy costs. But reducing energy costs probably isn’t your only priority. Things like improving convenience, safety and security are concerns of every building manager. The good news is that the Internet of Things … Read More

How to Green Up Vending Machines

Vending machines are a staple in many buildings, from schools to office buildings. They provide a quick snack for people that don’t have time to leave the building for lunch. However, one of the biggest issues with vending machines is that they eat up a lot of power. A vending machine has to be plugged … Read More

7 Uses for Plug Load Control Devices

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Plug load control devices provide two major services to your building. First, they allow you to monitor your plug load and, second, they allow you to control your plug load. When you have appliances and electronics plugged in, they absorb power. Even if they are in the off position – they’re still consuming power. This is known as phantom … Read More