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 …

3 Incentives from Utilities for Retrocommissioning Projects

3 Available Incentive Programs from Utilities for Building Tune-Up and Retro-Commissiong Projects

Retro-commissioning (RCx) is a process that ensures existing buildings and systems operate optimally and efficiently. This involves activities like scheduling, sequencing, controls programming, and optimizing set points of various systems in the buildings. The focus of RCx is improving the efficiency of existing systems instead of replacing them. Retro-commissioning projects not only tune-up your building’s energy efficiency but also extends …

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. …

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 …

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 …

IoT

Secrets to Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Performance Through IoT

According to Gartner, the Internet of Things (IoT) willconnect 20 billion things worldwide by 2020. IoT uses a network of connected devices – they can be wearables, physical devices, vehicles or any other equipment that are embedded with a sensor and connected to the Internet. The sensors detect data coming out of these devices that can be used for real-time …

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 …