How Healthcare Facilities Can Weather Any Storm

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the last year, Blue Pillar partnered with nonprofit Powered for Patients to create the Roadmap to Resiliency whitepaper. Our 35-page whitepaper discusses emergency power best practices and ways for healthcare facilities to safeguard emergency power through new technologies and innovative protocols. This blog is a short summary of our whitepaper, which is a valuable resource  for healthcare providers going into the ASHE 2017 Conference. If you are looking to set higher standards for patient care through improved resiliency and energy efficiency, learn more by download the full Whitepaper here

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Topics: Energy Management, Healthcare Facilities, Energy IoT

Blue Pillar Wins Platts Global Energy Grid Edge Award – A Sign of Rapidly Emerging Energy Transformation

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Dec 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Last week was an exciting one for Blue Pillar.  It was our first year attending the Platts Global Energy Awards gala on Wall Street in New York City where we learned that we had won the coveted Grid Edge Award from a field of prestigious and innovative finalists. We are particularly excited about this award not just because of what it means for us as a company, but because of what it says about the current transformation happening within the energy industry at the edge of the grid.

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Topics: Energy Management, DER, Grid Edge, Energy Transformation, Award News, Energy Providers, DR

Ready for Centralized Facility Management – 3 Simple Assessment Questions for Your Organization

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 13, 2016 11:47:09 AM

Working with companies that have numerous facilities throughout the United States, we often get asked the question, “How can I get better, high-level visibility into all of our energy usage throughout our entire corporate footprint?” The answer is something we call “Centralized Facility Management.” Blue Pillar has become one of the leaders of Centralized Facility Management because we start with a template-driven approach that unlocks the power of local connectivity across multiple sites through our Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ platform. The platform has been used to connect and collect information from all of the energy assets at local facilities and bring them to a central, single corporate interface for real-time monitoring and control of Energy Things in every building connected. To get started, check out these simple assessment questions to see if a Centralized Facilities Management approach is right for your organization.

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, Centralized Facility Management, CFM, Internet of Things

How Houston Methodist Achieved Greater Resiliency and Compliance with an IoT Platform

Posted by Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales on Jun 28, 2016 10:06:17 AM

Houston Methodist is one of the largest hospital systems in the world. They employ leading specialists in a variety of medical fields and are considered one of the most successful teaching hospitals in the U.S. Additionally, Houston Methodist contains some of the newest technology for life-science research.

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Topics: Energy Management, Resiliency, Internet of Things

Blue Pillar Recognized as a “Dell IoT Champ” in their “Connect What Matters” Contest to Emerge to the Top 16 against 1,000 Companies

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 10, 2016 8:30:58 AM

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From October 2015 to March 2016, Dell and Intel created a contest challenging IoT companies to “Connect What Matters” using the Dell Edge Gateway. Today, on the one year anniversary of their IoT division and Edge Gateway Series, Dell announced the winners of the contest that encouraged businesses large and small to submit game-changing IoT ideas. Blue Pillar emerged to place Silver in the overall competition from a field of over 1,000 other companies competing for $600,000 in prizes.

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Topics: Energy Management, Internet of Things

5 Disruptive Trends Impacting Facility and Energy Management in 2016 - Trend #5

Posted by Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales on Jun 1, 2016 3:30:00 PM

 

In this final in a five-part series exploring the disruptive trends impacting facility and energy management, we look to 2016 and beyond. We will explore how the elements of the first four posts come together to create an open collaboration between facilities, energy service providers and solutions providers, in order to achieve resiliency, efficiency and self-sufficiency.

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Topics: Energy Management, Internet of Things, Behind-the-meter connectivity

5 Disruptive Trends Impacting Facility and Energy Management in 2016 - Trend #4

Posted by Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales on May 26, 2016 3:30:00 PM

 

In this fourth installment of our a five-part series exploring the disruptive trends impacting facility and energy management in 2016, we will take you beyond what companies can do with their connected assets, and explore what connected assets can do for them.

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Topics: Energy Management, Distributed Generation, Internet of Things, Behind-the-meter connectivity

5 Disruptive Trends Impacting Facility and Energy Management in 2016

Posted by Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales on May 17, 2016 3:30:00 PM



Disruption often conjures images of something going wrong, but by its very definition, to disrupt is to interrupt the normal activity of something. Much of our approach to modern life has been achieved through disruptive changes in how we do everything, from talking on the phone to shopping and even to ordering a taxi cab. Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Uber often come to mind as disruptors that have dramatically changed our daily lives, but disruptive approaches in business operations are also yielding significant benefits.

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Topics: Energy Management, Internet of Things

Blue Pillar Receives Cleantech and IoT Awards as it Announces Extended Connectivity for its Energy Network of Things™ Platform

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jan 26, 2016 9:35:22 AM

 

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Topics: Energy Management, Internet of Things