The BCxA is a Proud Sponsor of the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign – Join us today!
Buildings are full of hidden energy savings that can be uncovered with the right analysis. With sophisticated software applied to everyday building operations, building owners are now reaping the cost-saving benefits of analytics. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover those energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run.
The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign aims to increase adoption of EMIS technologies and the energy management practices that utilize these technologies, helping bring analytics into the mainstream. Through the Campaign, owners, facility managers, energy managers, and operators of commercial buildings across the country receive expert technical support and national recognition for their efforts.
Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) are the broad and rapidly evolving family of tools that monitor, analyze, and control building energy use and system performance. These technologies include benchmarking and utility bill tracking software, energy information systems (EIS), building automation systems, fault detection and diagnostic tools, and automated system optimization software. Innovations in EMIS have automated the analysis of energy and system data and made it possible to use analytics to help achieve significant energy savings, often with rapid payback.
All commercial buildings in all market sectors over 50,000 sq ft are welcome to join the Campaign, either single site or a portfolio of buildings. The Campaign offers a wide variety of information on EMIS including a Primer on EMIS, RFP templates for EMIS procurement, an EMIS vendor and service provider list, and a summary of utility programs that can help offset costs.
The process of signing up is simple – after making a pledge to participate, you will receive access to technical support and share your progress through your secure website profile. Whether planning to begin a new EMIS implementation or further develop an existing EMIS, LBNL staff will contact you to answer questions on your plan and to point you to useful resources.
Over 2016-18, the Campaign will present webinars on EMIS areas of interest, make unbiased vendor information available and help guide participants to peer groups to share EMIS best practices and lessons learned. The Campaign will distribute awards in several categories, and Participants may apply if they want to compete for this nationally recognized distinction. For all Participants, there is an option to be recognized on the Campaign website, even if they are not pursuing an award.
The Campaign will offer Participants insights and resources to take advantage of what EMIS can bring to their organization. Please direct questions on the campaign to firstname.lastname@example.org.