A single, integrated engineering team should collaborate on all software programming and optimization tasks - controls, analytics, and workflow management - during design and construction. The resulting data platform can evolve into a building energy management system that will serve the building’s on-going commissioning needs through its useful life. by Greg Shank, Principal, Altura Associates … Continue reading A New Energy Management System
On June 17th the Industrial Internet Consortium, with companies like Cisco, Intel, GE and IBM at the core, formally released its IoT Reference Architecture Document, making it available for complementary download. When I wrote about the first public showcasing of the reference model at the IoT World Forum in Chicago in October, the resulting BuildingContext post was … Continue reading Buildings IoT Industry Gives Industrial Internet Consortium Something to Reference
Has support for standardization efforts like BACnet and Project Haystack naming/tagging taxonomy grown to the point that it is providing a pathway for data-driven building operations technologies across the Chasm? It feels like our industry is moving into a higher gear. So to think through the shifting momentum, I took out my Crossing the Chasm … Continue reading Across the Chasm?
by Jim Meacham, PE, Principal, Altura Associates Today, building owners embarking on an energy upgrade have more data and more choice than ever before. Digital data from power meters, HVAC systems, lighting systems, and other building equipment are waiting to be tapped. And there are additional data streams available from the growing number of sensors … Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone When Retrofitting
by Terry Herr, Intellimation In a densely populated metro like the City of Washington DC, heating and cooling buildings consumes the most energy and makes the largest contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG ) emissions. DC’s built environment contributes 75% of all its GHG emissions, which is almost double the national average of 38%. In 2013, … Continue reading How DC Does Building Analytics
Genentech/Roche has innovation in its DNA, and is now showing all the markers of a leader in data-driven strategies for facilities management and building operations. Genentech/Roche cut the ribbon on its latest building in South San Francisco on May 21st, with California Governor Jerry Brown holding the scissors. The Governor came to call attention to how such private … Continue reading Genentech Manages Large Portfolio of Critical Facilities by ‘One Set of Numbers’ Rule
It's hard to argue with the advice in this whitepaper now available on the OSIsoft learning portal. Author David Doll lays out all the ways good intentions about energy efficiency initiatives can go wrong: Sin of Wrong Accounting: Capital budget financing for needed energy efficiency measures Sin of Fits-and-Starts: Once-and-done commissioning Sin of Flying Blind: Making decisions without tapping … Continue reading OSIsoft Identifies 7 Sins of Facility Energy Management