SAN FRANCISCO — BuildingIQ, a leading energy management software company, announced that the city of Las Vegas is the first city to deploy its cloud-based energy management system broadly for optimized power consumption. The deployment is part of utility NV Energy’s mPowered program. BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization™ software learns a building’s HVAC energy patterns to predict consumption. Based on these predictions and electronic signals sent directly from NV Energy, the cloud-based system automatically optimizes energy usage and manages demand response (DR) events, while maintaining occupant comfort.

By enrolling in the mPowered program and participating in DR events, the city of Las Vegas will not only gain energy and peak load savings, but it will provide the city with insights and detailed tracking of the performance of its buildings. In addition, the software can be deployed and deliver results in a variety of building types and sizes.

“Sustainability is one of the core values for our city,” said Tom Perrigo, chief sustainability officer for the city of Las Vegas. “We are proud to be participating in NV Energy’s unique program which aims to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. The early results from BuildingIQ’s Predictive Energy Optimization solution have been fantastic and we look forward to seeing wide deployment through our city and the state.”

“The City of Las Vegas is proof that automated energy management can be extremely successful in large-scale implementations and help to overcome some of the barriers that are associated with developing a Smart City,” said Michael Nark, president and CEO of BuildingIQ. “They are already one of the most water-smart cities in the country and are now becoming one of the most energy efficient. The initiatives that have been put into place are turning it into a beacon of sustainability.”

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Publication date: 11/25/2013

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