Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to Help Buildings Improve Energy Efficiency
A new smart energy analytics campaign led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to encourage the use of energy-saving building analytics platforms in commercial buildings across the country, as part of an extensive effort to improve energy efficiency, a news report has been able to suggest.
Building analytics platforms, also known as energy management information system (EMIS), are a broad group of smart energy management tools that help monitor, analyze, and control building energy use and system performance. EMIS can achieve 10-20 percent energy savings in a single commercial building, according to the DOE. If these best practices were adopted by all commercial buildings in the nation, more than $4 billion in cost savings could be achieved.
The campaign is also meant to help building operators use analytics for overall long-term energy management and better building performance. The initial goal is to engage commercial building owners and operators to use smart energy analytics in 80 million square feet of floor space. Already the initial 18 partners represent a total of 1,800 buildings or 50 million square feet.
“Organizations partnering in the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign are taking the lead in demonstrating cutting-edge technology systems and using them to pinpoint and achieve deeper, smarter efficiencies in commercial buildings,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan.
“This commitment to continuous improvement for measuring and monitoring the energy performance of an entire building or suite of buildings is proof that data matters and informs better decision making.”
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