NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Managing the amount of energy used in office buildings is becoming easier to monitor with innovative technology that can give updates as often as every 15 minutes.
Programs in cities throughout the U.S. are working to create more sustainable offices by reducing the amount of energy being consumed and to spur more efforts by residents.
In 2011, Charlotte, N.C. started an effort to be more sustainable. Using new data and software, office managers can monitor the water, air and waste being used in office buildings with real-time data. The goal is to reduce the energy use in Charlotte's uptown by 20% over five years by partnering with Duke Energy, Cisco Systems and Verizon involving a network of 70 buildings.
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