### How Schneider Electric is Tackling the Smart Grid

Schneider Electric likes to say that 70 percent of the world’s electrons flow through its equipment. What’s it doing to make those electrons flow more intelligently?…

### How to Capture Building Management’s Untapped Middle Market

In the building energy management sector, mid-size commercial properties like restaurants and stores are relegated to the industry's untouched middle territory. But the right combination of low-cost and enhanced customer service could crack open this untapped market.…

### Building Energy Management for the Mushy Middle Market

Big buildings already have plenty of energy management technology, and household energy efficiency is the focus of dozens of VC-backed startups and IT giants alike. But who’s tackling the small and mid-size commercial building market, or the “mushy middle?"…

### Demand Response as the Back Door Smart Grid?

New smart grid technologies promise to widen the reach of demand response, but what if that process works in reverse? Big demand response players are leveraging their middleman role between utilities and customers to bring their technology in as a “back-door” smart grid conduit between the two. Indeed, given the way the market is developing, they may have little choice.…

The market for carbon accounting software in the U.S. last year was as small as an average venture capital funding round -- about $10 million -- but researchers are predicting that the market will boom to$250 million by 2012. Who will grab that cash?…