BOSS Controls and Energy Efficiency Devices – Pittsburgh Leading the Way

Is it possible to optimize the human experience with autonomous energy efficiency and demand response load shedding? The City of Pittsburgh, BOSS Controls, Carnegie Mellon University and others are proving it is a reality at the Global City Teams Challenge (“GCTC”).

In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite launched the GCTC. The challenge was accepted by public-private partnerships that have “adopted and accelerated Internet of Things (IoT) deployments within smart city/smart community environments.”

BOSS Controls is installing smart plugs on various devices in City of Pittsburgh buildings, Carnegie Mellon University, the US Steel Tower, Black Box Corporation’s Headquarters and ABM Building Solutions LLC. The devices, which are being provided to the city at no charge, are being installed on items such as window air conditioning units, vending machines, and water coolers. When not in use, the devices will turn off, and result in energy and cost savings.

Ronald W. Schuler, Member in Charge of Spilman’s Pittsburgh office, sits on the BOSS Controls Board of Directors. In addition, we are pleased to have BOSS Controls as a client.

Pittsburgh is proving, once again, it’s ahead of the technology curve.

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Riverfront Parks and Economic Development – Pittsburgh Style

Sasaki Associate, a Massachusetts-based architectural and planning firm, recently completed a study that found the $130 million invested in the 13-mile Three Rivers Park in Pittsburgh has helped to produce nearly $4.1 billion in development.

The study also found that property values in the area have increased 60 percent since 2001 – compared to 32 percent in the rest of the city.

According to the report, the millions “invested in Three Rivers Park over that time helped to spur nearly $2.6 billion in riverfront development activity and nearly $4.1 billion when adjacent development was taken into account.”

What could this mean for future development?

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