Oct. 23, 2013: Massachusetts Energy Management Initiative Wins AEE Award
Award Recognizes Data-Driven Approach to Energy Management
“DOER is a leader in using real-time data to improve energy efficiency, and in leveraging energy intelligence software for better energy management,” said Gregg Dixon, senior vice president of marketing and sales at EnerNOC. “This project is a great example of Massachusetts driving innovation in energy management, and we’re honored to be recognized for our work with DOER.”
DOER began its current Leading by Example energy management initiative for state owned or operated facilities in June 2010. Using funding from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, DOER worked with EnerNOC to install close to 1,300 meters at 460 buildings, including university and community college facilities, hospitals, trial courts, state office buildings, and prisons. The meters stream real-time data for all energy usage through EnerNOC’s EfficiencySMART platform, allowing agencies to track and analyze energy usage over time. DOER and state agencies can use the data to identify opportunities for savings, which a third-party estimated should yield 5 to 15 percent savings on the state’s energy spend.
Sample energy savings include:
• One state university used real-time data to identify usage that was abnormally high at its campus ice rink compared to the previous year. Through changes to the building control settings, the university saved an estimated $30,000 over just two months last year.
• Using real-time data, a community college was able to delay building start-up by one to two hours, reducing energy usage and saving an estimated $2,500 over the course of the year.
• Real-time data helped a facility manager identify that a dorm had started running 24/7, without any night setback. Had buildings controls not been adjusted, this issue would have cost the university an extra $1,700 in energy costs per year.
DOER Commissioner Mark Sylvia said, “Real-time metering means that facility managers at state colleges, prisons, and office buildings can achieve energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We thank EnerNOC for its partnership on this project and AEE for recognizing our work.”
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Publication date: 10/21/2013