5 Things You Need To Know About IPMVP

5 Things You Need To Know About IPMVP

Introduction IPMVP stands for the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. Initially developed and spearheaded by the United States Department for Energy, this protocol has garnered fame over the years to become today’s leading protocol for the measurement and implementation of energy savings measures. The protocol is currently being maintained, updated and published by EVO (Efficiency Valuation Organization), non-profit Organization. …

How Continuous Commissioning Impacts Building Performance

How Continuous Commissioning is Impacting Building Performance

Prior to continuous commissioning, also known as Automated Continuous Commissioning, commercial buildings after construction implemented a onetime fine-tuning or building optimization process. At the very best, these buildings were only being “optimized” periodically (Bi annually, yearly, etc.) as per schedule. This method of commissioning posed major questions among commercial building owners/managers, some of which were: What happens in the period …

Why You Should Transition to Continuous Commissioning

Why We Love the Transition to Continuous Commissioning and You Should Too

  What is continuous commissioning? The term continuous commissioning was coined by engineers at Energy Systems Lab in Texas A&M University to describe the process of measuring energy use and environmental data on an ongoing basis to improve the operations of the building. Typically buildings that have been retrofitted with various energy efficiency systems and improvements can be measured frequently …

Introducing our Indoor Air Quality Widget

The Senseware team is excited to announce our Indoor Air Quality Widget. Due to our wildly popular Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Package, the Senseware team has developed and released an IAQ Widget for your dashboards. Senseware’s IAQ Widget can now be added to your dashboards. The Widget works in tandem with your IAQ Packages to display your data in an intuitive way. ​ The IAQ …

Data

What is MVLR and why it is important

There is no denying in this day and age that everything is somewhat interconnected. This web of interconnectedness implies a direct or indirect influence (relationship) of variables (things, activities) on each other. An attempt to take in to consideration all the variables influencing an activity will be impossible and utterly inefficient. This is why it is only prudent for businesses …

Reliable Building Data

How to Leverage IoT to Obtain Reliable Building Performance Data

With the world moving towards a global village, the Internet of Things is breaking technological barriers to ensure a truly global world. The Internet of things is a network of physical devices and other objects running on electronic software, actuators, and sensors to enable connectivity and exchange of data between these devices. Basically, the IoT gives you access to all …

10 Ways to Utilize Measurement and Verification Beyond Energy Performance Contracting

What is Measurement & Verification process?  “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” is a great saying to understand why we need measurement and metrics to demonstrate accountability and measure progress. This is very much applicable to energy performance contracts that are based on “Guaranteed savings”.  These guaranteed savings are measured using Measurement and Verification (M&V) techniques. Implementing M&V strategies …

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning

The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. Add to this the pressure exerted by government agencies about depleting energy supplies and global climate change. To meet …

Multiple commissioning types that can improve a facility's

The Various Types of Commissioning (Cx)

If you’re reading this blog post and aren’t quite sure what commissioning (Cx) is, read up on last week’s post here. If you already know about building commissioning, then you are ready to learn about the different commissioning types. While it is easy to assume that Cx is the same for every building, there are certain factors that determine which commissioning type is appropriate to use.