Intelligent Energy Management of Buildings

BuildingIQ uses predictive analytics to reduce daily energy consumption of commercial buildings via automatic realtime optimization of heating and cooling operations.

BuildingIQ offers technology-enabled services for commercial buildings. Its cloud-based Predictive Energy Optimization platform leverages information from the building’s management system as well as variables such as weather forecasts, occupancy patterns, energy rates, and utility signals to make automatic adjustments to heating and cooling operations. As a result of these finely tuned adjustments, commercial buildings can reduce energy consumption from heating and cooling by as much as 25%.
Presented in the form of real-time dashboards, the system enables building owners and facility managers to identify savings directly attributable to the platform and compare baseline conditions to actual conditions. The platform is also able to communicate directly with utilities in order to facilitate seamless participation in demand response events. BuildingIQ’s services are off ered on a subscription basis and require no intense infrastructure changes. So far, more than 140 commercial buildings use the system.

Relevance of solution

Commercial buildings account for nearly 20% of the USA’s energy consumption.1 In addition, buildings account for nearly 40% of the country’s total CO2 emissions,2 and more than half the energy use of commercial buildings goes toward heating and lighting.3 BuildingIQ’s cloud-controlled cooling and heating mechanisms enable reductions in energy consumption and, consequently, CO2 emissions.

Triple Bottom Line

Environmental

If all commercial buildings improved energy efficiency by 10%, the CO2 emissions prevented would equal emissions from about 49 million vehicles.4

Social

By regulating heating and cooling systems more efficiently, BuildingIQ provides more comfortable working environments.

Economic

BuildingIQ generates roughly $2 in energy savings for every dollar spent on the subscription, according to the company.


Other resources

  1. Blog

Sources

  1. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. “Commercial Sector.” (2015.)
  2. U.S. Department of Energy. “2008 Buildings Energy Data Book.” (2008.)
  3. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. “Commercial Sector.” (2015.)
  4. ENERGY STAR. “Facts and Stats.” (2015.)