How to Use IoT to Identify Hidden Tune-Up Opportunities During Retro-Commissioning Projects

Achieving top-quality results is a key for any building retro-commissioning project, it is a golden opportunity to give your building a tune-up. This is a critical factor in stacking the odds in your favor as a commercial property owner, operator, or manager. If cutting costs and saving time on your next retro-commissioning project interests you, then you’ll love the Internet …

IoT Smart Building Solutions Maximizes ROI in Retrofit Projects

How IoT Smart Building Solutions Can Maximize the ROI of Your Retrofit Project

When dealing with limited budgets, aging structures, and energy accountability, retrofitting is an effective approach to ensure old commercial buildings maintain tiptop performance. The gains include reduction in energy cost, improvement in equipment performance and longevity. Every year it is said that about 5 billion square feet of buildings get retrofitted when compared to new construction. A McGraw Hill construction …

8 Questions to Ask Before Assessing Energy Savings in M&V Projects

8 Questions to Ask Before Assessing Energy Savings in M&V Projects

Energy consumption is at the core of expenses incurred by commercial buildings. Commercial building occupants, irrespective of season or climatic condition, usually consume energy through heating, ventilating or air-conditioning, in what is popularly termed as the HVAC System. The plus side of energy consumption as an expense is its variability. Capitalizing on the variable nature of energy consumption, players in …

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. …

5 Ways the Convergence of IPMVP and IoT Increase Energy Savings

5 Ways the Convergence of IPMVP and IoT Increases Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings

The convergence of IPMVP and IoT provides huge energy saving prospects for commercial buildings. But before we dive in to those prospects, let’s first take a look at what the concepts of IPMVP and IoT imply, leading up to the possible outcome of their convergence.

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 …

2018 IoT Smart Building Trends

10 IoT Smart Building Trends to look out for in 2018

It is 2018 and there are high expectations from smart building technologies. 2018 would see the continued growth in the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) Industry because IoT has proliferated. People are ready to embrace significant innovations and changes especially when it comes to commercial buildings as the IoT industry is maturing.

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 …