Real-time Energy Management: Improving Energy Efficiency Every 15 Minutes
February 4, 2014
3:00-4:00 PM EST
Presenters: David Borchardt and Eugenia Gregorio (The Tower Companies), Stevie Freeman-Montes and Cindy Dolezel (City of Beaverton, OR), Daniel Engebretson (Best Buy)
Organizations have traditionally relied on monthly utility bills to track whole-building energy use, and to benchmark against previous year’s usage or other buildings. Tracking energy use at a more granular level within buildings – by system or piece of equipment, with reporting every 15 minutes in some cases – can help building staff isolate usage issues and correct them much more quickly. This session features Better Buildings Challenge Partners who are employing real-time energy management to achieve their energy reduction goals. The Tower Companies will describe their efforts working with a third party vendor who installed sensors throughout their commercial and residential buildings and acts as an "energy guardian angel," alerting Tower of energy anomalies and proposed corrections. The City of Beaverton, Oregon will present their pilot real-time energy monitoring program for city buildings, which shows great promise. Best Buy will describe the successful deployment of a real-time energy management system across their retail building portfolio.Register here.