Environmental Software Briefing – Autodesk Cloud, BigBelly, PDI PowerMap, Raritan
3D design and engineering software creator, Autodesk, has released Autodesk Cloud, a subscription-based service collection of more than a dozen web-based capabilities, products and services including its Green Building Studio. The web-based energy analysis tool allows architects and designers to perform a whole building analysis, review energy efficiency, and work toward carbon neutrality earlier in the design process.
Features of the green building software include built-in carbon reporting capability, auto-generated Energy Star ratings for a design, and climate modeling based on weather data from the build site. Users can perform fast, accurate energy analysis across multiple building design iterations.
BigBelly Solar has introduced its next-generation waste and recycling collection system, the Smart Grid for Waste & Recycling. The system has a new management console that provides more visibility and transparency into public space waste and recycling collection operations from any web browser, as well as added visualization tools and reporting capabilities. The system includes a network command center that delivers software messages to the waste and recycling stations, provides remote diagnostics, over-the-air software upgrades and maintenance alerts.
As well, the company is rolling out its fourth-generation solar compactor, with improved software integration and energy management, and a new family of SmartBelly components that sense, but do not compact, based on a broad set of waste, recycling and organics options.
Cloud-computing service provider, PeakColo, will install the PowerMap solution from Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) into its Denver, Colo., and Phoenix, Ariz., data centers to track individual circuit-based power statistics, and secure power management information in the cloud, PDI said.
The software uploads all client power usage data into the cloud, where PeakColo can then access the data and send detailed power utilization reports alongside invoices to its customers.
Features of the software include the ability to monitor energy consumption including voltage kW, real power kW, apparent power kW and energy kWh, and can create graphical, power-consumption analysis by day, week or month.
Raritan has released a new device, Smart Rack Controller (EMX), which provides a single location for information on data center operations collected from of sensors — including temperature, humidity, airflow, smoke, and contact closure – and also from cameras, and other asset tracking devices.
The controller is an IP-based appliance that serves as a central connection point for all sensors and USB-based devices for data centers. The EMX is available in two models — EMX2-111 and the EMX2-888 that support up to 16 sensors and up to 128 sensors, respectively.
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